This time, Alliance and Na’Vi, two of the world’s leading esports teams, will go head to head for glory and a prize of 5,000 EUR, which will be donated to a charity of the winning team’s choice.
— betway esports (@betwayesports) June 15, 2016
Aftonbladet, a Swedish newspaper, will be hosting the match on its Twitch channel on Thursday, June 23, and will show which of the two teams gets to claim bragging rights, as well as the prize money.
Said Betway’s Anthony Werkman:
“Following the unprecedented success of the inaugural event, Betway’s Fight Night is back with a bang and pits two of the world’s greatest teams against each other for bragging rights and a cash prize. Our dedicated esports portal isn’t even a year old yet and we’ve seen esports grow beyond our own lofty expectations, featuring regularly in our daily top 10 sports for turnover.”
The last Fight Night was held on Feb. 25 and saw a best-of-five Counter-Strike: Global Offensive showdown between Astralis and Fnatic. It was also hosted on Aftonbladet’s Twitch channel where the winning team took 4,000 EUR of the 5,000 EUR prize pool and 1,000 EUR being awarded to second place.
“Betway’s Fight Night is becoming a can’t-miss fixture on the esports calendar and we’re excited to bring fans the very best Dota action,” Werkman added.
The launch of Betway’s dedicated esports portal gave enthusiasts the opportunity to bet on a wide variety of pre-game, in-play and long term markets. As can be seen from the massive growth of esports, this was definitely a good business decision.
In the last 12 months, Betway has added a number of people to its esports team to accommodate the huge surge in interest from esports bettors.
- Na’Vi 1.6
- Alliance 2.2