"With League of Legends we already have a very successfull Action RTS game." These are the words of EPS product manager Bastian Veiser when asked about the chances of getting a Dota 2 EPS. Thanks to the extensive support from Riot Games since 2010 the ESL has made League of Legends an eSport cart horse, especially in North America.
League of Legends and Dota 2 at the same time in the EPS, that's not what Veiser wants. "I would prefer sticking with League of Legends and avoid competing with oneself as it has happened with the FPS games." In Counter-Strike there has been both a tournament for 1.6 and CS:Source since the ninth season. This mutual competition has been seen more and more critical at the Cologne company Turtle Entertainment.
Dotalicious, not ESL, is Turtle's key to Dota 2
For the Dota 2 community in Germany the EPS rejection is equal to a discharge. The game is still in beta, but more and more tournaments are being held all over the world. With PANZER and J4T there also exist two German world-class teams. Freaks4U from Berlin in contrast positioned itself with joinDOTA, the Australian commentator TobiWanKenobi and a number of self-organized or partnered tournaments. They are ready for the expected Dota 2 boom from the release on.
Bastian Veiser declared in the interview how he thinks the implementation of eSport events in Dota 2 will work at Turtle Entertainment: "We have a very strong DotA platform with Dotalicious at which we are already offer professional Dota 2 tournaments." Dotalicious is a matchmaking platform and community for DotA. Turtle Entertainment took over the Dotalicious project in 2011 and develops it in cooperation with the two founders as an ESL-independent platform for DotA and Dota 2.
The complete interview with Bastian Veiser will be published at fragster in German language on Tuesday.