Promising to be the largest Dota 2 tournament in Australia, the Melbourne Dota 2 Pro Series is set to take the local scene by storm.

Boasting a tasty $50,000 prize pool, the tournament will be sequenced across a series of online qualifiers and group stages held to determine the best teams from South-East Asia, China and Oceania.

This culminates in a blockbuster two-day event at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, where eight teams will be flown in to battle it out for ultimate glory.

The venue

The Melbourne Dota 2 Pro Series is being run by Convictus Esports Group, a Melbourne based esports events startup that “aspires to develop Australian esports through hosting large scale tournaments and community events”.

Convictus was founded by a team with deep experience in event management, including the ZEN Gaming Lounge in Melbourne, Evolution Events and Australian Dota 2 veteran Blackshatan.

They’ve told Tribefire that the Pro Series event at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre will hold no punches, with “thrilling production” and “electrifying experiences”; accompanied by activities such as a cosplay competition, on-site gaming and an esports market place.

Sean Ge from Convictus says, “Given the surge in Esport in Australia in the recent years, we believed that there was a gap in the market for a large scale Dota 2 tournament.”

So when is this happening?

Tickets on Sale: July 18, 2018

September 1 – 2: South-East Asian Qualifier (Online)

September 8 – 9: Oceania Qualifier (Online)

September 15 – 16: China Qualifier (Online)

December 7: Group Stages – ZEN Gaming Lounge

December 8 – 9: Two Day Main Event – Plenary, Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

If you’re keen to watch all of the action and don’t want to miss out on the excitement, you can purchase tickets through this link.

Teams looking to compete can also sign up through the Convictus website.