Thousands of Vancouverites took to Rogers Arena for 2018 International DOTA 2 Tournament on Monday.
The largest eSports event ever held in Vancouver, naturally, it has created cause for enormous crowds and an electric atmosphere at the arena. Fans paid $125 to attend, which is the cost for the first four days of the tournament. The finals on Friday and Saturday run $250 per ticket.
The opening series of the Main Event saw two professional teams enter the arena walking the red carpet, surrounded by a sea of fans.
— DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) August 20, 2018
Here are some of the best photos and videos from the opening day of the international tournament.
When: Monday, August 20 to Saturday, August 25, 2018
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: On sale at 10 am PT on Friday, March 23. $125 for midweek (first four days) and $250 for the finals (last two days)