Dota 2 is among the most popular MOBA Esports out there, rivaled only by League Of Legends. With the game’s high skill ceiling, Dota 2 players can be pretty confident with their ability when going into the match. We often see 5v5 Dota 2 games on the stage where teamwork and strategy are everything. However, what if we let each solo mid player go against each other? Will you be confident enough to crush the opponent in a fair game?

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Dota 2 is among the world-renowned Esports with its competitive gameplay

Red Bull, the famous energy drink for gaming brand who sponsors the famous two-time world Champion OG has announced their solo-mid tournament. The Red Bull River Runes 2019 has come back this year to bring back the hyped Red Bull R1v1r Runes 2019. And guess what is the prize for the champion? You get to meet one member of the world champion – OG, in person.

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Will it be a chance to meet Sébastien "Ceb" Debs in real life?

The rules are simple, you play 1v1 Solo Mid against a random opponent. One player wins the match when he can kill the opponent 3 times or destroy the tower. Please note that the game is slightly different from a normal Dota 2 game. Both you and the opponent will start with the same hero, gold, and items.

Last year's Red Bull River Rune India 2018

Neutral creeps won’t spawn. Meanwhile, runes in the game spawn randomly once every minute. Bottling a rune is allowed as you start the match with a bottle, a courier, an observer ward and a Blink Dagger. Random items will be given to each player at the 5, 10, and 15 minute mark. Your hero starts at level six instead of one. So learn your abilities wisely as your opponent is just as powerful.

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Last year's champion, Sahil ‘MiCrO’ Viradia

Last year’s champion was Sahil ‘MiCrO’ Viradia from Mumbai. He only got the cup last year. However, the grand prize for champion this year is a chance to meet a member of TI9 Champion OG directly. Who will you meet? The MVP Godson who crushed every other midlaner?

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Will you get a chance to meet the Godson Topias Miikka "Topson" Taavitsainen?

Regardless, it is a great chance to showcase your skills in the big stage and meeting the Dota 2 world Champion is a great privilege to dream of. Register now and show the world what you can do. Registration is open now and the tournament will play out from September 3 to November 23. Sign up now at