ESL TV has just announced a new DOTA 2 tournament called the Raidcall EMS One Tournament. The tournament is based on their ESL Major Series and has a prize pool of over 150,000 dollars.
The prizes are split up over four seasons in 2013. Outside of Valve’s own DOTA 2 International tournament this is the largest prize pool in the DOTA 2 Esports scene. The tournament will pit “the best teams from Europe” against each other over the four seasons, all of which will be broadcast by ESL TV with the “best matches presented live by [a] Dota 2 caster.”
Tournament organizers posted to Reddit saying that there are plans to include teams from America and Asia in future EMS One tournaments.
A concurrent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament will also be held by ESL with a prize pool of the same value. Information on registration for both tournaments will be announced soon.