The International 2019 finally kicked off today in Shanghai. Whilst The fact that TI9 is taking place in China might mean that some viewers in Europe and North America might need to adopt some fairly unsocial hours in order to watch the live action.
But the esports betting site Rivalry have partnered up with MoonduckTV to give Dota 2 fans a great way to watch the gaming.
As the esports part remains to grow, world’s eighteen best teams are coming together from August 15th – 25th to fight for their share of a $33,500,000+ prize pool. This yearly event, known amongst fans of the famous esport Dota 2 as TI9, short for The International 2019, has been held in Seattle for 6 of the last 7 years, with the 2018 event held in Vancouver. This 2019 edition makes its way to the other side of the world to host city Shanghai. The opening ceremony was a little messy, it promises to be yet another thrilling instalment of top-level Dota 2 esports gaming.
The partnership will be putting on what’s known as the Jungle Jam in the Colorado city of Denver for the duration of the esports tournament. TI9 being based in Shanghai has fans thrilled in China and other Eastern time zones but has left those in European and Western time zones searching for viewing options as they find themselves 12 to 15 hours behind Shanghai, often sleeping while their favorite teams and players battle for the title.
Moonduck have already won plenty of praise fo their live coverage of Dota 2 competitions. Their team offer expert commentary, hosting and play-by-play analysis that aims to help gamers get the most out of these esports contests.
The Jungle Jam is expected to be attended by hundreds of enthusiastic gamers, who will be guided through the action by specialist casters and analysts. Moonduck will be delaying their coverage so that the audience can watch the Dota 2 action at a reasonable hour.
This means that the Jungle Jam will feature action from The International 2019 between 10am and 6pm each day from 20 to 23 August. In addition to this, there will be special coverage of the ‘overnight lock-in’ which will feature a live broadcast direct from China. This will feature live action from the finals, and it promises to be an all-night broadcast as teams compete to win the biggest prize in competitive gaming.
Tickets are reasonably priced for the Jungle Jam with a daily pass costing $15, whereas the full week pass will set you pack a $40. If watching the live Dota 2 action wasn’t enough, then the Jungle Jam will also feature PCs and virtual reality systems that will be available for rent. Some of the best casters and analysts in the world will descend upon Denver to add their own personal flair to.
Renowned Dota 2 esports broadcaster MoonduckTV has partnered with Rivalry.com to host the Jungle Jam in Denver, Colorado for fans who want to enjoy the main event of TI9 but not disrupt their lives too dramatically. Hundreds will attend the event in person while hundreds of thousands will watch the stream online through Twitch.
Some of the best casters and analysts in the world will come Denver to add their own personal flair to.