Esports host organizer DreamLeague has revealed changes to the format of the event for the upcoming Season 11, which will be played as a Dota 2 Major
DreamLeague Changes It Up to a Major Next Year
During the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor finals, the tournament host used the opportunity to announce the changes in its structure for the upcoming year. As per the official statement, the host will hold the Stockholm Major, part of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC).
🔥 CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 11 will be a Major! 🔥
— DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) November 4, 2018
The DPC is a competition that runs throughout the year and allows players to gather points, which then offers them a chance to qualify for The International 2019, the largest tournament in the history of video gaming that runs a prize pool of $24 million, and up.
Valve, the developers of Dota 2 have been continually adding to the prize money, while allowing fans to also contribute by purchasing in-game passes granting them better viewership opportunities, tickets to the venues themselves, and in-game goods, which help boost the overall prize pool.
The new event is coming in 2019 and it will run between March 14 and March 24, allowing teams to accumulate even more points to attend The International.
The event will be held at the Stockholm’s Annexet Arena. Meanwhile, DreamLeague are definitely experienced with running such events, as they have covered a minor in the past. As to the qualifying events, it’s known that each competing region will have its local events to qualify for the Major, but more information will be released later, DreamLeague commented.
The Dota 2 Majors – Next Stop, Chongqing, China
Meanwhile, the Dota 2 Majors are beating on at full speed. The upcoming event that deserves to be mentioned and acknowledged is the Kuala Lumpur Major, which will be taking place in the city it’s named after in Malaysia.
The tournament kicks off on Friday, November 9 pitting some of the most fearsome teams against each other. One notable absence is that of Team Na’Vi who got eliminated in their match-up against SEA-based team Tigers.
As a result, Na’VI will have to seek a way into the next Majors. StarLadder has announced that it will also be holding a Major in January, 2019. The event will take place in Chongqing, China, the first city that will serve as a host to the DPC next year.
🔥You’ve waited long enough! The time has come to reveal the second Major of the DPC 2018-2019 Season. StarLadder is taking the DPC to China, and we’re bringing all the talent with us. 🔥#dota2 #dotasltv #ChongqingMajor
— StarLadder Dota 2 (@dotasltv) November 5, 2018
Qualifying rounds for the event will start at the end of November, with the teams to compete after a short break, on November 25. As to the organizational matters of the Major itself, StarLadder is bringing the expert hands of ImbaTV, an organization that has been focused on following esports news for years.
Fifteen of the teams attending the Chongqing Major will be decided by Open and Regional Qualifiers, with the 16th spot awarded to the winner of the Bucharest Minor. All qualifiers for the Chongqing Major will be held from the 25th to the 30th of November across 6 regions
With the latest announcement, we already have a good idea of what the future of the 2019/2020 season leading up to the International 2019 is like. This could help avoid visa issues, as is now going to happen with team “Ninjas in Pyjamas” who are having to use a substitute for their carry player.
The player to join them goes by the name of MinD_Con7rol and he is a TI 7 winner and a highly-regarded player in the community.