FXOpen e-Sports is excited to announce our first major offline event in the $20,000 FXOpen King of the Hill to be hosted in our team house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This event is significant for several reasons, for one it will be the largest FXO tournament hosted to date in terms of prizepool. It will also be the first time the Malaysian FXO team house is used, and the first time FXO will broadcast an event from our studio infrastructure in Malaysia.
While many of the details are yet to be confirmed, we still have a lot of exciting information on the format and setup for the event approved. The first thing that I think commands your attention is the prizepool. At $20,000 it's FXOpen's biggest event to date and is a huge amount of money for an event of this format.
$20,000 cash prizepool.
KOTH format - winner plays on, order shuffled for each day.
Date TBA in 2011.
Five day event.
At least 9 x Bo3 matches each day.
Players stay in the FXO team house.
$500 towards flight costs.
$100 earned per victory on days 1-4.
Bonus prizemoney available on day 5.
Second most of interest I think is the infrastructure being set up in Kuala Lumpur for this and future events. All players will be subsidised $500 travel expenses and stay in our Pro House for the duration of the five day event. While staying in the house all food will be supplied and the matches will take place in the FXO studio also in Malaysia.
While the schedule is yet to be announced for 2011 with everyone being kept busy on GSTL duty the format is mostly ironed out. Over the 5 days we will see the players play in Bo3 KOTH format in which the winner plays the next opponent in a pre-set order. This order will reverse or shuffle day to day so there is a fair distribution of games among the players.
Each player defeated will earn the players $100 until the final day where the remaining money will be used up by increasing the amount of cash won per victory. The format is by no means set in stone and may be subject to change if we come across any improvements in the mean time!
Live coverage of the event will be provided from our studio in Kuala Lumpur by hosts FXOWolf of GSL casting fame and also FXOUnstable who will be living in Malaysia! The event will also feature at least one special guest caster. What you can look forward to in the coverage:
Live coverage from a studio.
Multiple streams and languages.
Giveaways, player interviews and other fun events.
The participants for this King of the Hill event will be primarily based on results from the FXOpen KOTH weekly online events. The top three performers for each applicable region are outlined below for a preview of players pushing to claim one of the invite spots.
As mentioned, the players will be selected based on their performance in our weekly online $300 FXO KOTH events. Both total wins and ladder points may be used to determine who the three invites per region will be. One special invite to bring the total to 10 players will also be attending but will be announced later. There will be at least 10 more KOTHs per region, so if you are a top player from any of these regions and think you deserve a shot at one of the upcoming KOTH events please PM me or post in this thread and present your case!
That sounds absolutely awesome... I am excite! Glad to hear FXO bringing the big guns here wish you guys success on your first major tournament! Also are all the FXO KOTH's invite only or am I able to sign up for let's say America #3 KOTH?
@Slardarxt - Masters Zerg & Playing Dota since RoC.
Hmm not a bad concept with the $100 a match win thing but don't know if I like the fact that a $20k prize pool tournament is being done in this format. I'd much rather see a single elimination knock out style tournament as it adds more drama.
But still, can't say it's a bad thing.
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Whiplash Korea (South). June 10 2011 13:07. Posts 2586
God damn it must be nice to be in FXO with all this money just lying around.... My boss is rich as fuck too, but I don't see anything other than my fortnightly paycheque! God effing damn it. Effing what the eff!