Just over a month after Twitch dipped its toes into Dota Auto Chess for the first time, the streaming platform takes a full dive. Twitch Rivals, an ongoing series in which competitions are hosted for up-and-coming titles as well as for established games, returns to the Dota 2 mod on March 13.
Once more, 32 Twitch streamers are invited. Although no names have been confirmed yet, it's likely prolific names such as David "Dog" Caero, Brian "BSJ" Canavan and Chris "Feno" Tsako will show their faces again. The inaugural edition went well, apparently, as the prize pool for the second edition has been doubled to $25,000.
Just like last time, the competitors are split between the North American region and European region, in order to avoid lag. Each region then hosts two 8-player matches simultaneously, after which the top half move on to a higher bracket with more prize money up for grabs, while the bottom four drop to a lower bracket.
The action commences at 9 am PT and can be followed on Twitch Rivals' channel, as well as on each competitors' personal Twitch channel. The full details for the second Twitch Rivals Dota Auto Chess tournament can be found here.