London-based esports organisation Tundra Esports is looking for more glory in Dota 2 after winning ESL One Fall 2021.
They beat PSG.LGD in the final recently to take home the $175,000 top prize.
Now Tundra have their eyes on a new tournament to be broadcast by VKontakte and RuHub – a $275,000 OGA Pit Dota 2 tournament. The organisers will also run an OGA Pit CSGO tournament, CS Summit and Dota Summit.
Users will have access to more than 1,000 hours of live broadcasts in Russian per year, as well as highlights.
More info on the OGA Pit Dota 2 Invitational tournament will be available in the official VK Dota 2 community. The tournament will be held online from September 6th to 10th, and eight teams will take part, including PSG.LGD, Tundra Esports, T1 and others.
The first broadcast will begin on September 6th at 11am BST, with PSG.LGD and Team Undying facing off.
RuHub (part of ESforce Holding) is a producer of media content for the esports audience and a Russian-language studio. RuHub broadcasts the largest and most popular tournaments, including the stages of the Dota 2 and Fortnite World Championships, CSGO tournaments, Rainbow Six Siege, and show matches with the stars of the Russian National Hockey Team.
Nikolay Petrossian, head of RuHub, said: “With the combined media resources of RuHub and ESforce, we cover 90% of esports fans in Russia and the CIS, as well as a significant part of the international gaming community. The partnership with VKontakte will help expand the esports competitions audience: platform users are increasingly interested in games. Now they will have even more content available: they can watch spectacular international competitions of various scales – in high quality and in Russian.”
Alexander Volodin, director of development and communications in unified video at Mail.ru Group, added: “Esports continues to be one of the most popular categories among VKontakte users. The main Dota 2 tournament’s broadcasts and highlights The International 2019 have collected more than 7m views and 1.7m unique users. Thanks to the cooperation with RuHub, esports broadcasts will be available to VKontakte users regularly and they will be able to enjoy spectacular tournaments without leaving the social network.”
VKontakte is also a partner of Gamescom, as well as the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
VK is a popular social network and app in Russia, with 72m monthly active users.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.