Auto Chess may have less of a spotlight than Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords but the game from the original creators of the genre is sure to turn some heads towards it with the promise of a single tournament $1 million prize pool.
Riot Games and Valve are duking it out to grab the most attention with their takes on Auto Chess with each company meeting success along the way. Meanwhile, Auto Chess from Drodo Studios, the makers of the original Dota 2 mod, is making its own way into the spotlight with Auto Chess Invitational.
This tournament will boast a prize pool of $1 million which was probably made possible through their deal with Epic Games since Auto Chess will be an EGS exclusive once it launches on PC.
The game is currently available on mobile devices so the players hoping to enter the tournament and go home with some winnings in the pocket could and should start practising before the Invitational begins.
Auto Chess Invitational will kick off in October 2019 but the qualifiers will be available in August 2019. Some of the top players will be invited directly. The venue will be somewhere in Shanghai but it has not been specified yet.
Drodo announced offline events even though the PC version is not out yet, which probably means it will come along by the time qualifiers start.
The official announcement didn't offer much detail-wise other than what we already mentioned but it did state that further updates will be posted on the official website and all the social media of Auto Chess and ImbaTV.
Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics are definitely the talk of the town in the western market currently but given the chosen city, Drodo's origins and ImbaTV all being related to China, Auto Chess is looking to make its home in the single largest gaming market in the world.