Red Bull Guardians, a Dota 2 tournament with a twist, will take place from October 19th – 20th at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London.
Red Bull hosted Dota 2 events have a history of being different and fun. The newly announced event follows the same footsteps adding a different twist to traditional 5v5 play.
A new draft phase allows teams to pick three extra heroes, which can be substituted in for existing heroes, throughout the game. This 'increased tactical flexibility' for players is expected to provide a unique viewing experience
Players can swap between each hero during the game, and the incoming hero will retain the same items and experience as the outgoing character. There is also a three-minute individual cooldown attached to each player for use of this ability.
As of now, Mineski and Pain Gaming are the two teams confirmed to compete in this event with two more set to be announced. The tournament will run in the form of a double elimination event from October 19th to 20th and will be broadcast on the Red Bull Esports Twitch channel.