Virtus.pro are the champions of Parimatch league season one
The second season’s prize pool will be increased to $100 000.
Virtus.pro claim victory in Dota 2 Parimatch League Season One LAN-final. Virtus.pro defeat HellRaisers with a score of 3:0 and win $40 000, with their opponents earning $20 000.
jfshfh178 take third place and $7000. Team Spirit take fourth place and bring home $3000.
“We have managed to create a unique Russian league that will foster healthier sports rivalry in the CIS region. We hope our tournament was liked by the esports community and will serve to further improve Russian Dota 2 pro scene. On that note, we are excited to announced Parimatch League Season Two, where the best teams of the CIS region will battle for $100 000! Stay tuned for more league news!,” shared Stepan Shulga, Head of Parimatch Esports Department.
“We’ve seen a great level of play in the first season, so we’re positive the fans liked the games. We wish to develop the Dota community throughout the entirety of CIS, and Parimatch League is a great tool for that. Furthermore, we wish to give talented players a chance to improve - maybe we’ll see future rising stars as soon as in the next season,” commented Maksim Maslov, Epic Esports Events General Director.
The league’s first season featured the leading CIS Dota 2 teams and gathered a lot of attention among the esports audience. The games attracted more than 6 million cumulative views on Twitch streaming platform with an average daily viewers count of 36 000. Leading US and Chinese studios broadcast the grand final that took place in Yota Arena. The average number of unique views (browsers/devices/connections) amounted to 136 000 unique users in one day of the broadcast, peaking at 550 000 unique viewers recorded during the play-off stage. Ultimately, the standoff between Virtus.pro and Hellraisers became the league’s most popular match to date gathering than 69 000 thousand unique viewers at the same time online.
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Parimatch is an international bookmaking holding. Operating for over 25 years, Parimatch has transformed into one of the leaders in the European bookmaking industry. Parimatch has more than 2000 employees within its international offices that support more than two million clients in more than 20 sports disciplines in 60 countries, 200 leagues, and 600 sports events daily. The company’s headquarters are located in Cyprus with multiple offices representing the brand worldwide, including Cyprus, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Tanzania. The brand is an active player on a sports marketing market and is the partner of FC “Apoel” (Cyprus), FC “Shakhter” (Ukraine), Forze Esports, Virtus.pro (esports), and many other teams and federations. Parimatch was recognized as “the best esports bookmaker” of 2018 by an independent BR Awards commission.
ESforce Holding is one of the world’s largest esports organizations and the leader of electronic sports in Russia. The holding company integrates all key areas of the esports business, from organizing international tournaments and professional content creation to publishing and advertising activities. ESforce owns over 220 popular online resources with a combined audience of 12 million followers and 114 million annual unique visitors, which provide a 90-percent reach to esports broadcast viewers in Russia and the CIS as well as access to a significant share of relevant international audiences. In 2018, the holding became part of the largest technology company in Russia, Mail.Ru Group.