Valve, the developer of the famous Dota2 game, donated $1.6 million of the contest prize money. Other prize money was being donated by millions of game lovers who play this game online on regular basis.
The winner of this Dota2 gaming contest was a Chinese team NewBee that won $5 million in prize money. NewBee's rival team was Vici Gaming that won $1.4 million as runner-up of the contest.
Remaining $5 million of prize money was distributed among the 19 other team that took part is this gaming contest which started in Seattle on 18th July.
Dota2 is basically an online PC game for team for five players. This multiplayer game provides an online battle arena for two teams of five players each.
A long list of 107 heroes is available to select for each player of each team. Five heroes of each team must play together to protect their own 'ancient' and to destroy the rival team's 'ancient.'
What is an 'ancient' in the game? BBC described 'ancient' as "an artefact sitting in a fortress sited in one corner of the game map."
Dota2 contest matches are streamed online and the video streams of these matches are also available to share online. Valve even launched a "newcomer" series to educate all those people who are unaware of the game so that they can understand Dota2 while watching the contest online.
The of the UK's Team Dignitas, Michael O'Dell, said, "This year has certainly been the banner year for eSports, with massive tournaments in Dota, League of Legends and CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive). And there are more to come. The scene is very vibrant right now."
The final, won by NewBee, was shown on one of the ESPN channels. Additionally, some gaming centers, bars, and pubs located in different have also shown finals to the crowd by holding special parties.