For the last 10 days I’ve been in Disneyland Paris shooting with Team Liquids DOTA2 team competing in the MDL Major for a share of a $1million prize pot and a chance to qualify for TI9 (The International 2019) event in Shanghai later this year with a prize pool of over $25+Million.
The group stages of this event were played inside Disneys Newport Bay hotel before heading into the Disney Arena situated inside the Disney Village and open to the public. Although Team Liquid were forced into the lower bracket by Evil Geniuses in the group stages, they managed to battle their way all the way to the grand finals with some of the best DOTA games i’ve ever watched, sadly it wasn’t enough for the top spot but 2nd place and qualifying for TI9 was still a great result.
Anyway, 10 days in Disneyland is definitely enough for me - I never want to see another Micky Mouse ever again, or at least for a while anyway. Heading home to take some time off before meeting up with these guys again at ESL Birmingham to do it all over again!
Here are some shots from the event.