Movistar Liga Pro Gaming has announced a partnership with Valve in an effort to sustain Dota 2's South American professional scene.
It has been an impressive month for Valve's seven-year-old MOBA. In September, Valve finally released Immortal Treasure III. The conclusion of TI10's Battle Pass this week resulted in a near $40M prize pool. The Aghanim's Labyrinth mode also concluded and is being regarded as one of Dota 2's most satisfying events ever.
Valve continues to make headlines, now helping produce two South American Dota 2 tournaments with $45,000 in prizes.
The official announcement explains Valve's involvement with the Latin American league. The pandemic has caused delays all across the esports world, including Valve postponing The International 10. "In its objective of keeping the scene active and with attractive tournaments for South American fans," the statement reads, "Valve has decided to financially support the important organizers ... such as the Movistar Liga Pro Gaming, produced by Live Media Esports Entertainment."
Valve has had a relationship with Live Media Esports Entertainment, as the company was in charge of broadcasting The International in Spanish. The finals of both tournaments are going to be broadcast on the Movistar Deportes channel.