BLAST Bounty Hunt boasts top Dota 2 teams vying for the lion’s share of a $150,000 prize pool.
RFRSH Entertainment has announced its expansion into the competitive scene of Dota 2. BLAST Bounty Hunt is an offshoot of RFRSH’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events, which have quickly gained prominence within the scene. In addition to a strong lineup of teams, the tournament features a unique way for teams to grow their paychecks in the form of a “dynamic prize pool” as well as a greater focus on fan engagement.
Thanks for the warm welcome, here’s what we have planned for you:
6 of the best @DOTA2 teams in Europe
$150,000 prize pool
40% of the bounty is in play at all times
$5k goes to fan predictions, this is where you get to play…
— BLASTDota (@BLASTDota) May 4, 2020
The top two seeds will start with $20,000 in their banks while the rest of the teams will have $15,000. Each team will put 40% of its total prize bank at stake in every match. The teams can also collect bounties to increase their banks.
A total of $45,000 worth of additional bounties are also up of grabs. BLAST told fans that a winning team that is undefeated can take home up to $96,000 with the additional bounties earned.
Fans will be given the chance to choose the additional bounty through fan votes. BLAST will choose one fan and the winning bounty will be named after him or her. The participation of fans does not end there. BLAST will also distribute $5,000 from the prize pool to fans. Viewers can win it through the Fan Prediction Game.
Fans will need to predict the winners of each match, the numbers of bounties, and more. “This new innovation brings the fans even closer to the action, highs, and lows and gives the winner cold hard cash,” BLAST said in a statement.
We’ve never lost a mark, we’re not going to start now.
The BLAST colossus is making a RFRSHing debut into Dota with @BLASTDota Bounty Hunt!
— OG (@OGesports) May 4, 2020
The teams will play in a double-elimination, best-of-three format. The last two teams will clash in a best-of-five grand finals.
The five-day tournament will start on June 9, 2020.