Saturday, July 13, 2013
Dota 2 in Korea getting huge
Dota 2's rapid growth in South Korea
Incheon, South Korea - The launch of the Dota 2 beta in Korea has generated a lot of hype among the Korean gaming community. With Nexon's pledge of 2 billion won in tournament prize money for Korean Dota 2 tournaments, Dota 2 has gained massive attention in the mecca of professional gaming.
League of Legends losing popularity in Korea
Due to the problems with the Korean servers for League of Legends, thousands of Koreans have expressed discontentment with the status quo. Multiple complaints have been lodged by Korean internet cafe owners against Riot Games Korea for charging them during server outages which continue to go unresolved. The server issues coupled with LoL Korea's inaction against paid ELO boosting services have made thousands of KR LoL players ready to make a switch to Nexon's Dota 2.
Dota 2 Nexon Starter League
Dota 2's first Korean tournament drew in thousands of gamers from all over Seoul and the interest has been getting huge. The studio where the finals between Eye of Tiger and FXOpen was held couldn't accommodate everyone due to the huge turnout so the GOMTV offices had to be opened in order for them to be able watch on television.
The sentiments that Dota 2 KR will overtake both League of Legends and Starcraft in Korea once it is officially released have been growing and professional teams have taken note. Various Korean professional Starcraft and League of Legends players have started practicing for the next big thing in South Korea - Dota 2.