GIGABYTE, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware and system has been already known for famous eSports events. In partnership with NVIDIA, GIGABYTE today announces the Summer Cup for DOTA 2, with a $1,500 total cash prize purse. GIGABYTE has partnered with Rapture Gaming Network, one of South Asian premier eSports organizers, to initiate and run the online tournaments. The 1st country qualifier will begin on Tuesday 10th Sept, 2013. "GIGABYTE has always been committed to delivering the very best to gamers. By teaming up with RGN for DOTA2, GIGABYTE is supplying the very top-of-notch hardware right where it's needed, giving gamers a completely immersive gaming experience," said Eddie Lin, GIGABYTE Graphics Cards Sales & Marketing Division Director. "We're really excited to be bringing GIGABYTE Summer Cup to the RGN community," said Herman Ng, Founder of Rapture Gaming Network. "The success of the RGN Dota2 tournament this year really showed us the true potential of the GIGABYTE Summer Cup. We can now make the DOTA2 community very happy with GIGABYTE supporting top quality hardware and cash prizes. This will be an absolutely massive tournament that you should not miss!" Having concluded 'The International 3', we are very sure that you gamers are still itching for more DOTA 2 action! This is your opportunity to showcase your skills & talents regionally and win some stunning hardware prizes! To register for the GIGABYTE DOTA2 Summer Cup, check the following major rules and details, or just to watch the detailed action, please visit this page. Prize Pool: 1st Place: 1,000 USD 2nd Place: 500 USD More Gaming Hardware for Lucky Draw: Aivia Osmium Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Aivia Krypton Dual-chassis Gaming Mouse GIGABYTE GTX 760 2GB Overclock Edition Graphics Card (GV-N760OC-2GD) Registration Period: 26th August 2013 to 8th September 2013. Registration is free of charge and on a first register first serve basis. However, registered teams with at least 1 RGN Premium Member (here) will be given priority slots. All players will need to have a free RGN member account in order to register successfully. Online Qualifier Schedule: all qualifiers start at 8.30 PM to 11.30 PM (GMT+8) in September 2013 Singapore: 10th September 2013: link Malaysia Qualifiers: 12th Sept: link Indonesia Qualifiers: 13th Sept: link Philippines Qualifiers: 17th Sept: link Myanmar Qualifiers: 19th Sept: link Thailand Qualifiers: 20th Sept: link Vietnam Qualifiers: 24th Sept: link Rest of Asia Qualifiers: 26th Sept: link (restricted to Australia, Cambodia, India, Laos & New Zealand) Main Round (16 teams): 28th & 29th Sept at 12pm onwards (GMT+8) The top 2 teams from each qualifier will proceed on to the Main Round (16 teams). Note: Team INA (Indonesia) & Battusai (Philippines) will be barred from this tournament. Format: Country Qualifiers: Single Elimination Best-of-1 Main Round: Single Elimination Best-of-3 For more information about GIGABYTE DOTA2 Summer Cup, please visit the official event page here.