One Dota 2 fan took his love of eSports to new heights by getting a team Alliance tattoo!!
Dota 2 is a online multiplayer battle arena game, published by Valve Corporation, in which matches are played between two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold. A team is victorious when they destroy the other side's "Ancient" building, located within the opposing stronghold. Controlling one of a 110 'heroes' players collect items and experience as they progress through the game!
Like many video games Dota 2 has found a place in the competitive gaming world and that of eSports. Teams compete to determine who are the greatest players in the world, and like other sports these gaming teams have amassed some dedicated followers, some of which show support in tattoos!!
Gaming team Alliance were only given an outsiders chance for there Dota 2 squad to qualify for Valve’s Frankfurt Major, a key event in the Dota 2 gaming calendar. Although for one fan, Reddit user 'Offlaner', Alliance's qualification meant more than just competitive gaming, he had promised that if they qualified he would get there team logo tattooed on him!
True to his word he did it...
Impressively his efforts didn't go unnoticed and team Alliance showed their appreciation for his ink. They paid for him and his girlfriend to fly out to the Valve Frankfurt Major Finals in Frankfurt and also covered the costs of their hotel for the duration of the event!! Now that's taking care of your fans!!
The Frankfurt Major, has a US$3 million prize fund and begins on November 13th! In the meantime here's a few other Dota 2 inspired tattoos!