What is this site?
Simple fantasy dota style game but with heroes. You buy the heroes you think are likely to be picked/banned and win in pro matches.
When this occurs you gain points.
Are there any prizes?
There is first prize of a Crystal Maiden or Pudge arcana for the points winner over the whole tournament.
Aren't there already fantasy dota games?
Yeah there's the official stuff, and other third party stuff.
My problem with these is being based on pro players, I have to keep track of what teams are playing on what days, who's been knocked out, which Chinese Dota players are good etc.
I find this system to be a lot easier to get into.
Why do later phase picks/bans/wins get bonus points?
This is so that people do not just instantly fill their team with the most imba-heroes who are guarantee 1st phase pick/ban
A little bit of thought has to be put in to trade-off pick-rate with bonus points for less in demand heroes
Will you run this for other games?
I have experimented with running similar one-off tournaments for Starcraft: Brood War and PUBG. Essentially any tournaments where I am watching all the games
These one-off tournaments require a lot of effort from me (As opposed to the new DotA system which is fully automated). Therefore I will likely stick with Dota, and games with well developed API's
Why is there a big points multiplier for main event?
Because there are so many group games compared to main event, in the past, the tournament would be pretty much decided after the group stage.
If you weren't top ~15 after group stage...might as well give up.
With these multipliers you can still come back and win after a mediocre group stage performance.