The Dota 2 community hasn’t been so hyped for a tournament held online, but with a live audience, since perhaps forever.
Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner managed to bring Midas Mode to a state of popularity and hype unmatched so far, and his genius mind continues to leave everyone speechless. With three days to go before the first match at Midas Mode2.0, he is now ready to announce what is a truly stunning list of participants.
A total of twelve teams will compete remotely, therefore the tournament will have them grouped by regions entering the battle in turns. North America will be the first, competing this coming Tuesday, September 24.
NA participating teams:
beastcoast, but no roster has been revealed
Anvorgesa, the five South American players top eight at The International 2019 playing under the Infamous name.
J.Storm with nearly the same roster from TI9 qualifiers, the only change being the departure of Sivatheeban “1437” Sivanathapillai and the acquisition of the Peruvian support Joel Mori “MoOz” Ozambela.
Fighting Pepegas, the latest Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao team featuring Jonathan Bryle “bryle” Santos De Guia, David “MoonMeander” Tan, Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu and Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling.
China will be represented by four teams that will start the competition on the 29th of September.
CN participating teams:
Vici Gaming who are yet to announce the replacement for Pan “Fade” Yi
EHOME announced a roster of seven players for Midas Mode 2.0, however, a roster that is not yet ready to be unveiled to the large audience.
Fnatic, although not a Chinese team per say, they will compete in the Chinese group, but will field in two stand ins. Only one of them was confirmed so far, namely Kim “Febby” Yong-min.
BurNIng’s Legion, which is indeed a stack featuring China’s legend BurNIng himself, joined by yet to be announced four players free of contract.
By far the most exciting region is Europe, given how wild things have gone with the teams that will compete “in the middle of the event,” as the official announcement states.
EU participating teams:
TI1 Champions reunite for Midas Mode 2.0 and will compete under the Na’Vi banner:
- Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich
- Danil “Dendi” Ishutin
- Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
- Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov
- Dmitriy “LighTofHeaveN” Kupriyanov
TI3 Champions, the Kings in the North, Alliance also reunited!
- Jonathan “Loda” Berg
- Gustav “s4” Magnusson
- Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg
- Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist
- Joakim “Akke” Akterhall
TI8 and TI9 Champions OG will play their first tournament together after their back to back “fluke” at The International and they take this event pretty serious as both Ana and Topson will join the battle, in spite of their “taking a break” announcements.
- Anathan “ana” Pham
- Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen
- Sébastien “Ceb” Debs
- Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka
- Johan “N0tail” Sundstein
To complete the four team line-up for Europe, Midas Mode 2.0 will feature a “wild card” team trained super hard in pubs ever since TI9. With no further introduction, the European viewership leaders on Twitch/Dota 2 category during European day time: Janne “Gorgc” Stefanovski, WehSing “SingSing” Yuen, Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj, Troels “syndereN” Nielsen and Niklas “Wagamama” Högström.
Midas Mode 2.0 will run from September 24 to October 2nd. All teams will play remotely, but the tournament will feature live audience gathered at the Local Host Arena from Denver, Colorado. Full details on tickets sale and the complete madness of what is about to come upon the Dota 2 community can be found on the Midas Mode 2.0 official website here.