Valve Says Counter-Strike Could Get a Tournament Event Like Dota 2’s The International
“I don’t see any reason why a lot of the same things couldn't be applied directly to Counter-Strike.”
With fans raising $10.7 million in prizes for Dota 2’s world championship tournament The International and 10,000 tickets to attend it in person selling out in an hour, there is no doubt Valve’s eSports event is immensely popular. But could Valve put on a similar event for another one of its games?
A recent interview with Valve’s Erik Johnson suggests that the company might try it with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
“I don’t know if it would be called The International, but the guys working on Counter-Strike made a lot of progress on supporting the professional community around that game,” Johnson told Prodota.ru. “We all work at the same company and share a lot of ideas, and given how successful this tournament has become I don’t see any reason why a lot of the same things couldn't be applied directly to Counter-Strike.”