In 2011 during Gamescom in Germany, Valve decided to show off their upcoming action-RTS game DOTA 2 to the public for the first time via a pro tournament. 16 top eSports teams from around the world were invited to compete. In the end, the Ukrainian team Na’vi was the winner and its members received a whopping $1 million for their efforts. They can easily spend some of them with passion.
Today, Valve announced that they will hold yet another huge DOTA 2 invitational tournament (you can read the details at https://www.fantasy-hd.tv) and once again it will be inviting 16 pro gaming teams to fight it out in the virtual battlefield.