New Products Group and the energy drink NON STOP™ together with the IT-holding EMS.one have organized the first large-scale amateur tournament in Ukraine for the popular Dota 2 game on Turbo Mode. NON STOP Energy League will also be the first Dota 2 league in the world on the new Turbo Mode. Turbo Mode is a 2017 update from Valve Corporation, which makes the game more exciting even for players with little experience, and more entertaining for the spectators, since the game on Turbo Mode is action non-stop.
Gamers and fans of the game will need to be especially focused and energetic on Turbo Mode, and this is where they can get help from NON STOP™ – an energy drink for those who do not have enough hours in the day. This functional drink is optimized to be a source of energy, strength, and intelligence. The increased level of caffeine and taurine mixed with a vitamin complex allows you to fight for victory at any time of the day. It is the ideal partner for any cyberathlete!
eSports is one of the most exciting and fastest growing global industries in the entertainment and online industry. Its audience of fans and viewers today exceeds 300 million people. The number of Ukrainian gamers and fans is constantly growing. The most popular computer game in our country today is Dota 2, which at the international level is recognized as an eSports discipline. Since 2011, there have been multiple official world tournaments for this computer game: The International, Dota Asia Championship, Major, etc. In Ukraine, there are more than 500 000 active players of Dota 2. At the same time, computer games in our country are still not recognized as an official sport.
Supporting the development of Ukrainian eSports and helping to create its integral ecosystem are the goals of the NON STOP™ brand and EMS.one, who joined forces and organized the NON STOP Energy League.
NON STOP Energy League is a series of tournaments that will be held from May 12 to June 24, with a total prize fund of UAH 120,000.
Registration for qualifying rounds, which will be held from May 12 to June 8, is already open on the website http://dota.nonstop.ua/.
The selection round will include 20 weekday tournaments and 4 weekend tournaments. On June 9-10 the final selection for the 16 best teams will take place. And finally, on June 23-24 a grand final will be held in Kyiv, where the four best teams will meet.
The winners of day tournaments will receive 1000 UAH each, the winners of the week – 5000 UAH each. The participants of the grand finals will get 8000 UAH for the 4th place, 12 000 UAH for the 3rd place, 20 000 UAH for the 2nd place, and the champions will get 40 000 UAH.
“We hope that the NON STOP Energy League will not only be a spectacular tournament, but also a notable international event, as it is the first competition in the world that will be played on the new Turbo Mode. The popularity of eSports around the world is growing every day, but in Ukraine, it has not yet received official recognition. The mission of the NON STOP Energy League is to give a new impetus to the development of eSports in Ukraine and create a platform for daily training for players of different levels”, – the organizers emphasize.
It is expected that about 10,000 players will take part in the NON STOP Energy League, and about 400,000 spectators will watch the tournaments.
About the game
Dota 2 – is a team-based computer game in the genre of an action strategy that is played in real time (or MOBA) developed by the Valve Corporation. Two teams of players (dark and light side) compete in the virtual world on a special map. The winner is the one who first destroys the main building (throne) of the opponent. Also from time to time, both teams battle the creeps (virtual enemies, “bots” of the game). Each team has 5 players, each player plays a certain character that has unique skills. During the game, the characters acquire experience and new skills; you can also buy weapons, coins, and trophies.
About the organizers
NON STOP™ – is a popular brand of non-alcoholic energy drinks by New Products Group. It is different from other energy drinks, as it contains an increased amount of caffeine and taurine in combination with a vitamin complex (C, B5, B6, B9, PP). This makes it possible to provide a rapid surge of energy and increase physical and mental activity. As of today, it is represented by three products. NON STOP Original is a classic energy drink loved by active urban consumers since 2005. NON STOP Jungle has a strawberry flavour with a light minty coolness to keep the life rhythm active all day long. NON STOP Urban with a rich taste of raspberries, acai, and shisandra maintains strength for endless adventures in the city during the night.
ESM.one – is a media and IT holding company that develops technological and management solutions in the field of eSports. It also supports such projects as EsportsCharts, Fundy.US, and Zeer.TV. The company is set to shape and develop the eSports ecosystem in Ukraine and the world.