The first edition of the Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament has finally come to a conclusion.World-class teams played from around the world battled against each other for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool (about RM399,000). All eight teams – Natus Vincere, Invictus Gaming, Empire, Ninjas in Pyjamas, RAVE, Can’t Say Wips, Redemption, and Invasion – showed great skill and strategy over the three days. And on the final day, the Major All Stars trophy found its inaugural owner, Invictus Gaming from China.
What was it like being at South East Asia’s largest Dota 2 Tournament? As the first Dota 2 tournament in Malaysia to be held in a stadium, this tournament was more significant with the statement that it carried, and not just the prize pool. Having been there from Day 1, here’s how MAS 2015 looked from my eyes.
Logitech’s Player Lounge in the VIP area looked quite interesting with chairs that light up and of course its position right in front of the main stage. This is where players can come out to chill when they’re not playing, and fans can just come up to them for a photo or autograph. Many of these players were happy to oblige without any prompting from the organisers, which was pretty awesome.