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The postive impact of Valve's Majors format on the Dota 2 esports scene

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2015 saw unprecedented growth throughout the year for the Dota 2 competitive scene, and all of it culminated in a record-breaking $18.4 million prize pool at The International 5, the world championships for Dota 2.

By winning TI5, Evil Geniuses collected more than $6.6 million of the prize money. With that kind of cash on the line, the attention of many mass-media giants was inevitable. That contingent included ESPN, which streamed live coverage of the event on ESPN3 and aired highlights of the final game of the World Championships on SportsCenter—an event now known simply as "the$6 million Echo Slam."

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