WePlay! is stepping up to host an online charity tournament for bored Dota 2 teams. WeSave! Charity Play features six four-team, single-elimination tournaments. All matches are best-of-threes.
The tournament boasts a $120,000 prize pool that will be donated directly to GlobalGiving and CEPI funds. The organizers will also accept donations from viewers, and it will be equally divided to the mentioned charity institutions.
Danil “Dendi” Ishutin’s newly built B8 will participate in the event. The team got off to a shaky start at the ESL One Los Angeles CIS Open qualifier and has underwhelmed in other tournaments such as WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon. This event will be another shot for the team to square off with CIS top teams in Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, and HellRaisers. Dendi is also one of the volunteer talents at WeSave! Charity Play.
OG will be somewhat handicapped at the event, however. OG.Seed’s carry player Omar Mohammad “Madara” Dabachach and a returning Sébastien “Ceb” Debs will replace Topias Miikka “Topson” Taavitsainen and Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng.
Broadcast talents such as Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden, Owen “ODPixel” Davies, Kyle “Kyle” Freedman, Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk, and Gabriel “Lyrical” Cruz volunteered to help with fundraising. These talents will hype up games for the online fans.