Hearthstone player Chris “Feno” Tsakopoulos proved to be the best Dota 2 Auto Chess player in the European block of the ongoing Twitch rivals. The Greek banked a total of $1,500 between the four rounds of games he played — only $100 below the maximum of $1,600.
Seeing a Hearthstone player on top comes as no surprise. Its community has been playing Dota 2 Auto Chess hard since the game exploded. Feno was therefore not the only HS pro invited to the shindig. The EU pool also featured Dima “Rdu” Radu and Jakub “Lothar” Szygulski, while the NA pool — streamed right at this moment — has the likes of Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang, Jeffrey “Trump” Shih, Rumay “Hafu” Wang and Jason “Amaz” Chan.
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Few popular Dota 2 personalities and former pro players also did well. Ilya “ALOHADANCE” Korobkin finished fourth, beating Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg by $100.
This Twitch Rivals event is one of the pioneer tournaments in Dota 2 Auto Chess and the 32 players will split a total prize pool of $12,500. In January, Dota 2 caster Brian “BSJ” Canavan also ran an event for his subscribers, even getting Valve to sponsor the tournament with $5,000.
With regular patches every couple of days, Dota 2 Auto Chess is only growing. The Dota 2 mod is quickly approaching 3.2M subscribers and concurrent player numbers well in the six figures are not uncommon.