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Games of the Future Dota 2: Teams, schedule, and more details

Another $1 million dollar tournament appears.

The Dota 2 professional scene sees another massive LAN tournament on the horizon. This event called Games of the Future, will host notable powerhouses from across the globe and offer a lucrative $1 million prize pool. Find out more details about the tournament below.

All teams participating in Games of the Future

Games of the Future will have sixteen attending teams. Fourteen of them are direct invites meanwhile two teams qualified through the Phygital Games series. Here are the confirmed lineup so far:

  • G2.iG (The team will compete as Invictus Gaming)
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Azure Ray
  • beastcoast
  • Thunder Awaken
  • BOOM Esports
  • nouns
  • Nigma Galaxy (Replaced by Geek Fam)
  • Neon Esports
  • PSG Quest
  • Winter Bear
  • L1ga Team
  • Echpo4mak
  • One Move (Phygital Games 1)
  • HYDRA (Phygital Games 2)

Dates and venue

Games of the Future is set to take place from February 19 to 25. This LAN event will be located in Kazan Expo, Kazan, Russia.

This marks one more February event cramped in between two other tier 1 tournaments. Games of the Future will kickstart four days after BetBoom Dacha Dubai ends. Its end date will also overlap with the start of DreamLeague Season 22 which begins on February 25.

We will update this section with more details of its schedule once revealed.

$1 million prize pool for 16 teams

Although the Dota 2 community has almost never heard of Games of the Future's existence, it appears in 2024 with a bang. This is due to its massive $1 million prize pool that the organizer will distribute to all sixteen teams. The champion will bag a whopping $350,000, followed by $160,000 for the second place, and $120,000 for the third place.

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Games of the Future, a controversial tournament

Games of the Future is a tournament hosted by a Russian organizer of the same name. This Dota 2 event is a part of a massive campaign which includes 21 different disciplines and more than 260 teams, all set to be gathered in Kazan, Russia.

According to its site, Games of the Future is "the first ever sports show in the phygital concept,
combining competitions in the physical and digital dimensions."

This tournament has been linked with the Russian government, thus it is widely opposed by many in the community. This is due to the Russian war against Ukraine which began in early 2022.

The participating teams, especially the reputable organizations, have been called out by notable members of the Dota 2 community. Due to the backlash, two teams - nouns and Nigma Galaxy - have withdrawn from the tournament.

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