The G-1 Professional Champions League is 17173’s esports brand, with Dota being the game contested. The first season of G-1 League was held in June of 2011, with CCM (former iG) taking the win, while DK won consecutively the Season 2 and Season 3 competitions. In October of this year, 17173 will push out Season 4 of the G-1 Champions League, and the game being competed in will be the successor to Dota, created by Valve — Dota2. This will be China’s first Dota2 esports league, and the competition’s total prize pool will reach 330000 RMB (roughly 52400 USD), setting a new record for Chinese Dota competition prize pool.
Prize pool details:
Champions: 180000 RMB
Runners up: 60000 RMB
Third place: 50000 RMB
Fourth place: 40000 RMB
Mid October 2012 to Mid November 2012
Chinese: 2009, Crystal, Pikaxiu (Pikachu)
Chinese guest commentary: Shen!, Anleier
English: GoDz, LD
Online portion: Top 10 group stage, elimination stage
Offline portion (in Fuzhou): Top 4 semifinals, 3rd/4th match, Grand Finals
League organizers will reveal the participating teams in two groups for a total of ten teams, the first group of teams participating in G-1 Season 4 is:
G-1 Season 3 Champions, TI2 4th place: DK
G-1 Season 3 3rd place, TI2 3rd place: LGD
TI2 top 8: TongFu
TI2 top 8: Orange
ESWC Southeast Asia Champions: MUFC
Hell YEAH. Let’s hope they have non-Twitch streams.
Do you have anything on community/pro players reactions to this?