LONDON, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BLAST: Bounty Hunt Tournament joins leading online bookmaker Betway's growing portfolio of top tier esports events.
Europe's finest will compete over the four-day DOTA 2 tournament, with the coveted Bounty Hunt title on the line. Pulling in viewers from across the world, teams will battle for bragging rights and the $145,000 prize pool.
Betway's sponsored team Ninjas in Pyjamas will join elite sides Alliance, Team Secret, Team Nigma, OG and Team Liquid with the first game set to start on the 9(th) June.
Adam Savinson, Head of Esports, Betway, said: "We have had an incredibly successful 2020 working with BLAST across their Counter Strike tournaments, making it a very easy decision to support their entry into DOTA 2. We are excited to see BLAST bring their innovative and exciting approach to a new game, and are proud to help them on that journey."
Leo Matlock, Commercial Director for BLAST, added: "The expansion of this deal is testament to the impressive collaboration between BLAST and Betway over the last 18 months as we both strive to be industry leaders in esports and entertain fans the best we can.
"We look forward to continuing this innovative partnership as we expand into one of the world's most played and loved games in the shape of DoTa 2. We can't wait to deliver the world class DOTA 2 tournament that fans have been asking for, and are delighted that Betway are supporting and working with us to ensure we achieve this."
DOTA 2 is one of the world's most-watched esports, with two teams of five players, each controlling a single hero. Teams compete to destroy the enemies 'Ancient' - the building at the centre of their base. In 2019, The International - DOTA 2's flagship tournament peaked with a concurrent viewership of 1,968,497.
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