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BLAST Announces Dota 2 Esports Tournament Plans

Tournament organizer BLAST has entered the Dota 2 esports scene with force, announcing the dates of its first five events and BLAST.tv expansions.
BLAST Announces Dota 2 Esports Tournament Plans

Since the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) is no more, tournament organizers such as ESL, PGL and FISSURE have stepped in to fill the gaps. Clearly, one of the best esports tournament organizers ever, BLAST, has seen another gap. We are excited to report that BLAST is entering the Dota 2 esports scene with force!

BLAST announced this fantastic news, calling it a "strategic move" that  "marks a significant expansion of BLAST's tournament portfolio," and fans should get excited as the tournament organizer is known for its high production value and exciting events.

BLAST Enters Dota 2 Esports

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The first five Dota 2 tournaments from BLAST! (Picture: BLAST)

With the initial announcement, BLAST revealed the dates of its first five Dota 2 esports events, with the first one taking place in November this year, followed by five in 2025. No further event details such as place, name, prize pool, or qualification methods have been revealed.

BLAST Dota 2 Event Schedule:

  • 26th November - 1st December 2024
  • 4th - 9th February 2025
  • 6th - 11th May 2025
  • 14th - 19th October 2025
  • 25th - 30th November 2025

The new Dota 2 tournament series details from BLAST will be revealed "in the summer." 

BLAST.tv Ups Its Game

That's not the only exciting piece of news for Dota 2 esports fans from BLAST. As per the initial announcement, the BLAST.tv website will "become your fountain of Dota 2 information."

What does that mean, exactly? Well, BLAST has listed some of the additions for Dota 2 fans, including mini-games, exclusive content, news, player stats, and tournament details.

Andrew Haworth, VP of Ecosystems, Valve & Riot Games, said:

We are delighted to be entering Dota 2 and have plans for BLAST to bring a new level of production and excitement that Dota fans haven’t seen before.

It’s a game we love as fans and players, we’ve been following closely as an interested tournament organiser for the last few years. As we’ve grown as a business and expand into further titles, Dota has always been on our wish list. With the recent changes to the Dota ecosystem we feel it’s the perfect opportunity for BLAST to come in, provide the community with the next level of tournaments and become the new home of Dota 2,"

“BLAST prides itself on unparalleled production quality and game changing fan-first moments while bringing together the very best teams and biggest superstars to fight it out for glory on the server. We look forward to bringing this approach to the world of Dota 2 and providing fans with the best esports entertainment on offer.