Prize-winners unveiled in Georgia’s very first Red Bull River Runes videogame tournament
tr1cky and Kaworiya were included in the definitive game of the competition, livestreamed with the “best of 3” format on Sunday. Screenshot from livestream of the competition.
Prize-winners of Georgia’s first online tournament for Red Bull River Runes, an adjustment of the internationally popular Dota 2 videogame, were revealed on Sunday, with the top 3 finishers taking honours after two days of competitive matches streamed live.
Omar Jangavadze, known for his competitive moniker tr1cky, declared the top step of the podium in the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game and took house a 2,500 GEL (about $760/EUR620 mln) cash reward.
In the final standings he was ahead of Giorgi Kharebov (Kaworiya) and Giorgi Akopov (Shinki), who earned 1500 and 1000 GEL prizes respectively. The 3 podium finishers were among 172 players getting in the tournament.
Hosted in Georgia together with a variety of other nations across the world, Red Bull River Runes was hosted as a 1v1 mirror mode competition in the video game based on Dota 2, a worldwide popular MOBA. The two-day event was livestreamed on Twitch platform.
Including young competitors, aged 16 and above, the contest needed players to ruin a tower defended by their challengers, or score 3 kills versus them. Semifinal and final rounds were played with the “best-of-three” format, exposing the winner based upon three matches.
The River Runes adjustment, the 1v1 format of which is a departure from the customary multiplayer of Dota 2, also involved an altered ruleset. The game is one of the latest entrants in the line-up of youth sports efforts by the Red Bull company.