BLAST, Betway Announce The Expansion Of ‘Bounty Hunt’ Title
Blast Bounty Hunt, one of the most anticipated online Dota 2 tournaments this year is on its way. But there’s been a change in the organizational setup as RFRSH Entertainment announced the expansion of the tournament. Betway, one of the biggest betting sites in the industry, joined the expansion as a title sponsor.
The tournament was announced last month with only CS:GO tournaments to feature. But BLAST decided to branch out and get some new sponsors. Betway has been the title sponsor of BLAST Premier inaugural Dota 2 tournaments for years now. But this is the first time for the Bitcoin sportsbook to handle an online event from BLAST.
Leo Matlock, Commercial Director for BLAST, revealed their plans to expand in a press release this week. Matlock is working together with Adam Savinson, Betway Head of Esports, for Bounty Hunt Dota 2. Acknowledging the partnership, Matlock said:
“The expansion of this deal is testament to the impressive collaboration between BLAST and Betway over the last 18 months as we both strive to be industry leaders in esports and entertain fans the best we can. We look forward to continuing this innovative partnership as we expand into one of the world’s most played and loved games in the shape of Dota 2. We can’t wait to deliver the world-class Dota 2 tournament that fans have been asking for, and are delighted that Betway are supporting and working with us to ensure we achieve this.”
Bounty Hunt For Dota 2
Blast Bounty Hunt is BLAST’s first online competitive event for Dota 2 this year, which we are sure to create more Bitcoin Dota 2 betting odds markets when it takes off. Since the pandemic is taking its toll on esports events, the organizer has been hosting various online tournaments. Bounty Hunt is set to start on June 9 with six professional CS:GO players from Europe.
Team Nigma, Team Secret, OG Esports, Team Liquid, Alliance, and Ninjas in Pyjamas are confirmed to attend the event. The teams will fight for the inaugural title and the lion’s share of the $145,000 USD prize pool.
Aside from the actual prize pool, individual players can earn additional bounties or ‘Blast Bounty’ worth $45,000 (£36,038) by playing special challenges picked by the viewers on BLAST social media channels.