Alliance's Loda to compete in Swedish poker championship
Appearing on Swedish poker website Svenska Spel Poker, is TI3 winner and captain of the Alliance's DotA 2 team Jonathan 'Loda' Berg. He will be competing in a national Swedish poker tournament on November 29 to see if he can translate his successful DotA career into poker prize winnings.
The current prize pool for the event is 1,269,450 Swedish kroner, or approximately 146,095 US dollars. With 651 registered players, Loda will be competing against some of the best poker players in Sweden. He is listed in the tournament as 'The Joker' or the wildcard, as poker tournaments often feature celebrity or cross-sporting talent to play as wildcards in their tournaments.
The 27-year old eSports veteran said that "Just as in eSports [poker] requires strong mentality, a poker face and perseverance. I'm not afraid to bet everything". He has also said that he will be sporting his iconic Monster hat, which will surely fit in perfectly at the poker table.
Before that though he will be competing at the Frankfurt Major, trying to reclaim some of his former DotA 2 glory.