MTS India is hosting a tournament tomorrow with a total cash prize of Rs. 20 Lakhs (US$32,488 at the time of writing). According to their PR agency, the cash prize is split into two for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA2, the games which are played with a rival team of 5 members each. The tournament will be held at the following address tomorrow at 12.00 PM:
The finals will be concluded on the 16th.
Also, the tournament will be launched in the presence of two gamers from DOTA2’s Natus Vincere- Ioann Sukhariev and Gleb Lipatnikov. It is also been said that the tournament’s participation will be more than 2,000 gamers from across the country.
But here’s where the confusion is present, and the amount of communication isn’t helping either. Out of all the games and the actual total cash amount, 20 lakhs is reserved for DOTA 2 and CS: GO winners. According to the agency who sent an invite, the total of Rs. 20 lakhs will be split into two- 10 lakhs (US$16,244) each for the 1st place winners of both the games. However, the organizer of the tournament said to Times of India yesterday,“The top team in each game will win Rs. 4.5 lakh (US$ 7,309 at the time of writing). And the top 64 teams in each game will win some cash reward”. I asked MTS India and the PR agency handling this to give further clarification, but we haven’t received any. Any updates will be posted here. Personally, its strange that a quote on November 12th points out that 4.5 lakhs will be given per team, but the next day email to me points out that the cash prize given by MTS India is 10 lakhs per team only to the first place winners. A difference of 6.5 lakhs each for DOTA 2 and CS: GO is not a small amount to be inaccurate about.
Other than Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2 which will obviously be played with the usual intensity that the community shows, other games will also be played. GG to the near-future winners of the tournament and I hope that its Rs. 10 lakhs each for DOTA2 and CS: GO up for grabs.
Edit: It is now confirmed that the teams that hold the 1st place in DOTA 2 and CS: GO will get 10 lakhs each.