Following the run-away success of It's Gosu's first Dota 2 touranment, we're proud to annouce the return of Monthly Madness for a second season! IGMM's second season will feel both new and familiar, as our list of invitational teams is full of names both old and new, and the casting team of Ayesee and Draskyl make their return, only this time with a brand new partner and streaming service in Own3D.tv!
Just like last season, the second season of Monthly Madness will feature a sixteen team, all Bo3 leading to Bo5 finals format, but this time around the prize pool has increased to $1,500. $1,000 will be going to the winning team, with $500 going to the second place team. Additionally, all first place winners will receive a Razer Naga mouse.
Twelve world class teams have once again been invited, with the remaining four slots up for grabs in two open tournaments hosted by It's Gosu. This time around, though, each play-in match (Ro4 match-ups from open tournaments) will receive it's own Bo3 featured broadcast, meaning more casts and more games to delight our viewers.
And that's not all! Our viewers will have a chance to cash in on some prizes, too! In the hours leading up to our Open Qualifiers, viewers will be able to attempt to predict the brackets, with winners cashing in on Razer swag! Stay tuned for more details as the tournaments approach!
All of this second season's action has been made possible through the continued support of our passionate and dedicated sponsors: Own3D.tv, Razer, MaxFrag, and Dotahut! If you love eSports, you love the fine folks at these organizations. Everyone should check out their sites, linked at the bottom of this article, and show your support for the people that are helping eSports grow!
It's Gosu is likewise proud to announce our new full partnership with Own3D.tv, with whom we will be working to deliver the highest quality possible for our streaming broadcasts.
All matches will be streamed on the official It's Gosu Dota 2 channel.
It's Gosu eSports
Counter Logic Gaming
xGoSu (Former IG team)
EG vs Complexity - VODs coming soon!
EG vs Quantic - VODs coming soon!
Moscow Five vs Complexity - VODs coming soon!
Complexity vs Wolves - Forfeit due to team dissolution.
Pigs Might Fly vs POTM Bottom - N/A
Open Tournament #1:
Open Tournament #2:
Commencement of Monthly Madness Ro16 and Play-in matches:
All other dates and times will be fluidly scheduled as tournament play proceeds.
For aspiring professionals-- or amateurs who just want to see how their skills stack up against the rest of the Dota2 community-- our two open tournaments will be taking place on the following dates:
IG Monthly Madness Open Qualifier #1 - April 14-15th
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IG Monthly Madness Open Qualifier #2 - April 21st-22nd
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It's Gosu Monthly Madness Open Qualifier tournaments are open to up 128 teams from all countries. All teams participating in these tournaments must adhere to all rules and regulations, and, upon signing up for these tournaments, acknowledge that understanding all rules, regulations, and associated times/dates for participation is their sole responsibility.
PLEASE NOTE: Absolutely no players from outside professional teams and/or teams already invited to Monthly Madness may be used as stand-ins or "ringers" for teams attempting to qualify via these open tournaments. If such behavior is discovered, any team attempting to use an illegal player as a stand-in will be immediately disqualified, and the offending player being used as a "ringer" will be prohibited from participating in this season of Monthly Madness.
Each Monthly Madness Open Qualifier will span two days (Saturday-Sunday).
The top four finishing teams from each tournament will advance to the "play-in" stage of Monthly Madness, where their final qualifying matches will receive their own individual, Bo3 broadcasts scheduled during the opening week. Teams advancing to the final four will be contact following the close of tournament play on each Sunday, and their final play-in matches scheduled to be casted by Ayesee and Draskyl.
Round of 128 - Best of 1
Round of 64 - Best of 1
Round of 32 - Best of 3
Round of 16 - Best of 3
Round of 8 - Best of 3
We strongly recommend the teams participating in iur tournament to join our mIRC channel on Quakenet: #ItsGosu
The Reddit Connection:
We once again suggest heading on over to /r/CompDota2 if you're a player in search of a competitive team to join, or a team looking to fill out its roster with new players!
And, as always, make sure you head over to /r/Dota2 and join the fastest growing Dota 2 community on the web.
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Concerning any questions or issues, please contact Aaron "Ayesee" Chambers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tournament's official rules can be found by clicking here.