September 24th - October 2nd
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What is Midas Mode?

Each team is given a set of starting currency called MOONBUCKS, which they must use for every action in the game. Here is a video-- I know rabble like you require videos to understand.

Hello, fools. It is I, Sir Sadim, twin brother of Mr. Midas and the new RULER of the Betway Midas Mode 2. My idiotic brother used all of the money our mother gave us as children to make his favorite mod DOTA into a full-fledged sequel with Valve Software. After 30 years of hiding, he has finally revealed himself to make his dream tournament, the Betway Midas Mode 2. Since discovering my brother’s whereabouts, I have systematically destroyed everything he holds dear.

His bank accounts? Hacked. His precious Dota 2? Mine. And most importantly, his innovative and beloved tournament, FALLS TO ME. This time, it’s MY MIDAS MODE. If he wants it back, he’s going to need your help but I know you idiots will never be able to pull it off. Enjoy!

At Midas Mode, we have assembled the best teams in the world to fight for victory and domination. Typically, teams of such caliber would only be assembled to save the world or some such rubbish, but in this tournament they have been assembled to simply compete. Not exciting enough? Then let’s raise the stakes and put the money where my metaphorical finger-mouth is.


aka Catburgers
Envy Stack


TI3 Alliance
TI1 Na`Vi
Sir Sadim's Stunners


Burning's Legion
Vici Gaming

Things that cost Moonbucks

Drafting Heroes

Hero price will fluctuate after each game, depending on how successful they are doing in the tournament. The original price of the heroes will be determined by the current meta-- but after the first game, unpicked heroes will drop in price while the popular heroes will rise in value.

Banning Heroes

Banning heroes will also cost a small amount of Moonbucks, depending on the hero’s cost (as determined by the drafting price.)


Do not squander my precious time! Dawdlers must pay a small fee to PAUSE. If you have no money left, you can beg- I mean, “ask” the enemy team to pay for your pause. Pray that they happen to be feeling merciful that day.

Picking Sides

Radiant or Dire? First to Pick or First to Ban? Teams must pay for the mere privilege. Every series will start off with a blind auction. The team with the highest offering bid gets to choose.

That should cover the important stuff. Sure, it doesn't seem like much, but Moonbucks drain quickly when you consider this is a 10 day tournament. EVERY Moonbuck counts and EVERY draft is important.

Of course, all is not lost, for there are a few ways to earn back Moonbucks. But remember, each has a price-- nothing is ever free.

Things that give Moonbucks

Completing bounties

Ahead of each playday, 10 bounties will be chosen from community submissions. These are optional wacky challenges that can be completed in-game to earn more Moonbucks. Teams can attempt as many bounties per game as they wish, but they may only complete each bounty once. Teams receive Moonbucks for completing bounties, regardless of the outcome of the match.

Team Challenges

Unlike the bounties, challenges are made up by the opposing team before the series starts and announced on stream. In terms of rewards, the team issuing the challenge will put some of their own Moonbucks on the line should the opposing team complete their challenge.

Win games

Just win your game, we will pay you. Lose your game, we will pay you, but significantly less... obviously.

Sir Sadim is selling the map

Sir Sadim here.

After years of genius plotting, I have finally found my brother, Mister Midas. Now my plan to ruin his life, as well as his little Dota 2 tournament, has finally come to fruition.

Step one, of course, was to empty his exceedingly vast bank accounts and take over his personal properties. This, to my surprise, has given me direct ownership of the Dota 2 map itself.

Unlike my idiot brother, I don’t give a damn about your disgusting game. So the time has come to do what any good businessman does: he commits to a hostile takeover!


That’s right, everything on the Dota 2 map must go. EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE!

Check what is available

LAN Event - Denver, Colorado

This year, we are having a LIVE AUDIENCE for the first time. That means this is the ONLY EVENT IN NORTH AMERICA for Dota 2. Midas Mode was created to bridge the gap between viewers and pro players, and we have prepared an incredible interactive experience to make you feel like you are impacting the game. While some of these experiences will be for our online fans, the fans in attendance will have experiences no other tournament can provide.

The Betway Midas Mode 2 will be an intimate event, where you and less than 1,000 people will be able to interact with talent and experience the fun and excitement of Midas Mode live. In addition, Local Host Arena is a LAN Cafe, and Reginald will have it prepared and ready for you!


The Format

For the Betway Midas Mode 2, we will have 3 regions battling it out: North America, Europe, and China. Which region can make use of their Moonbucks the best? Who will be the champions of their region? Only time will tell...

As always, there is an option for the NA & EU teams to participate in the Grand Finals showdown, but it's truly their decision. Perhaps you can convince them!

Confusing? Here is a picture, simpleton.

Audience Participation

Here at Midas Mode, we appreciate our fine benefactors. You, dear friend, are one of them! Since you are sitting at the table, you have a say in how we run this show. But don't forget who’s really in charge. Me. I am in charge. Sir Sadim. Here are the many ways you can be involved.

Rosh VR

Virtual Reality Roshan

Why watch the game when you can BE THE GAME? At Midas Mode 2, we will have our audience members in the game itself in a few ways. One of which, every game we will have an audience member put on a VR headset and enter a real life rosh pit, to BE ROSHAN in the actual game itself, should a team pay enough moonbucks. How hard will Roshan fight? That's up to the audience member, as we will remove all attack speed modifiers. When you punch, ROSH PUNCH! We have a couple of other systems in the works as well, such as allowing the audience to utilize the LAN center to take over an entire wave of in game creeps. The more fun and connected our audience is, the better.

Creep Takeover

Creep Takeover

Creep Takeover is a brand new feature which allows fans to influence the game in real-time. The Creep Takeover perk is an optional blind purchase prior to the match, and when purchased it will allow VIP fans to take control of an entire wave of creeps. Should only one team purchase the perk, 8 creeps can be taken over. Should BOTH teams purchase the perk, 4 creeps can be taken over. Although the teams decide when to purchase Creep Takeover, they do not decide when it will take place. THAT.. will be up to us...

The Bounty System

The Floor Is Lava

Each day on r/Dota2, after the show, we will have a thread open for your suggestions on in game bounties for the players to complete for moonbucks. Each morning I will select 10 of your bounties and announce the ones chosen, along with their respective payoffs. Get creative, and get crazy! Bounties are only limited to your imagination! We will only separate bounties by those which require a team to win and those that only need to be completed.

Midas Mode FantasyCOMING SOON

Stock Market

Sir Sadim has a special challenge for you child, that is if you want to become the Minister for Money. In order to easily move funds abroad without governments or banks tracking us, we need to invest in various Midas Mode heroes.

Before Midas Mode begins you get 450 moonbucks to spend on exactly 5 different heroes that you can afford - anything more would alert the authorities. After Midas Mode is over, we sell your 5 heroes based on their updated prices - the player with the biggest gain is the winner.

A very Special Thanks to our Sponsors, who have made this event possible

Thank you for reading, and thank you for watching! Also thank you for leaving. Get the hell out of my lounge you peasant.