Dota Major Championships

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Overview[edit]

The Dota Major Championships is a championship series announced by Valve in 2015 as part of their plans for improving the competitive Dota 2 landscape as a whole.

Major Championships 2015 - 2016: A New Tradition[edit]

Dota Major Championships Announcement.jpg

In April 2015, Valve announced their plans for improving the competitive Dota 2 landscape as a whole by hosting an annual series of four marquee tournaments for the 2015-2016 season.[1] The new Major Championship circuit incorporates the existing annual event, The International, as the Summer major in addition to new Autumn, Winter, and Spring majors named for their host cities. Valve-sponsored Major Tournaments are hosted by third-party organisers at different locations around the world, with the goal of increasing fan-team engagement as well as competitive and team roster stability during the year. The four tournament events, starting after the The International 2015 will be held annually during the Autumn, Winter and Spring culminating in the Summer event, The International 2016.

The first Valve-sponsored Dota Major Championship Event, The Frankfurt Major, was announced in September 2015. It featured a fixed prize pool of $3,000,000 and was hosted by ESL at Festhalle Messe in Frankfurt, Germany.

Major Championships 2016 - 2017: A Revision[edit]

During The International 2016 it was revealed that the 2016/2017 season would comprise only three Major Championships, down from four in the previous season.[2]Additionally, the first two majors would use a shorter single elimination bracket format in lieu of the double elimination format that was a staple of The International and replicated for the Majors of the 2015-2016 season. The first Major of the season was held in Boston and retained the Eaglesong trophy from the first Autumn Major previously held in Frankfurt. Similarly, the Kiev Major held in April 2017 retained the "Winter" trophy from the Shanghai Major. The final major of the 2016/2017 season is The International 2017 again hosted in Seattle for the sixth consecutive year.

The 2017 - 2018 Competitive Season[edit]

In July 2017 Valve announced significant changes to the Major Championship circuit.[3] Following The International 2017, Major Championships other than The International will be third-party tournaments chosen to receive a $500,000 USD sponsorship from Valve in addition to the events own prize pool. Eligible third-party tournaments must have a minimum prize pool of $500,000 USD, at least one qualifier from each of the six primary regions (NA, SA, SEA, CN, EU, and CIS) and a LAN final.

Furthermore, Valve will also sponsor smaller events dubbed Minors. Similar in requirements, these Minor Championships must have a prize pool of at least $150,000 USD to be eligible for a $150,000 USD sponsorship. Valve will directly manage the schedule of Majors and Minors to help avoid collisions during the year.

Competing in Major and Minor Championships will award qualifying points to players which will be the sole criteria for invitations to The International 2018. Points will be awarded based on the total prize pool of a tournament, with Majors giving more points per prize pool dollar. The total points per tournament will also partially scale based on the time of year, with tournaments closer to The International awarding additional points. Only the top 3 point earners on a team will contribute towards a team’s effective total qualifying points. Finally, Valve will maintain leaderboards of player and team qualifying points for everyone to follow.

On August 1st, 2017, Valve released a preliminary tournament schedule for the 2017/2018 season consisting of 11 Major and 11 Minor Championships.[4]

Tournaments[edit]

Dota Major Championships 2015/2016[edit]

Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
Frankfurt major small.png The Frankfurt Major 2015 2015 (2015.11.16-2015.11.21) OGLogo std.png OG Secretdotalogo std.png Team Secret 3-1
Shanghai major small.png The Shanghai Major 2016 2016 (2016.03.02-2016.03.06) Secretdotalogo std.png Team Secret Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 3-1
Manila major small.png The Manila Major 2016 2016 (2016.06.07-2016.06.12) OGLogo std.png OG Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 3-1
TheInternationalSmall.png The International 2016 2016 (2016.08.08-2016.08.13) Wingslogo std.png Wings Gaming Digitalchaoslogo std.png Digital Chaos 3-1

Dota Major Championships 2016/2017[edit]

Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
Frankfurt major small.png The Boston Major 2016 2016 (2016.12.07-2016.12.10) OGLogo std.png OG Adfinemlogo std.png Ad Finem 3-1
Shanghai major small.png The Kiev Major 2017 2017 (2017.04.27-2017.04.30) OGLogo std.png OG Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro 3-2
TheInternationalSmall.png The International 2017 2017 (2017.08.07-2017.08.12) Liquid2017logo std.png Team Liquid Newbeelogo std.png Newbee 3-0

Dota Major Championships 2017/2018[edit]

Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
Esl one small.png ESL One Hamburg 2017 2017 (2017.10.26-2017.10.29) TBD TBD -
Dreamleague logo small.png DreamLeague Season 8 2017 (2017.12.01-2017.12.04) TBD TBD -
DH-star.png DreamHack 2018 (2018.01.15-2018.01.21) TBD TBD -
PGL-icon.png PGL 2018 (2018.02.05-2018.02.11) TBD TBD -
Esl one small.png ESL 2018 (2018.02.20-2018.02.25) TBD TBD -
Bts logo small.png BTS and NGE logo black small.png NGE 2018 (2018.03.08-2018.03.11) TBD TBD -
Logo filler event.png Perfect World 2018 (2018.03.30-2018.04.07) TBD TBD -
Epicenter small.png EPICENTER 2018 (2018.04.27-2018.05.07) TBD TBD -
MDL logo small.png Mars Media 2018 (2018.05.14-2018.05.20) TBD TBD -
Esl one small.png ESL 2018 (2018.05.25-2018.05.27) TBD TBD -
PGL-icon.png PGL 2018 (2018.06.04-2018.06.10) TBD TBD -
TheInternationalSmall.png The International 2018 2018 (2018.??.??-2018.??.??) TBD TBD -

Participation[edit]

Team participation[edit]

INV Directly invited to the tournament
MQ Qualified - started from the main qualifier phase
OQ Qualified - started from the open qualifier phase
WC Qualified as a wild card
- Didn't participate

Participation by Region[edit]

Bold indicates highest value at the tournament.
Italics indicate host region

Edition China Europe North America CIS South East Asia South America Ref.
Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites
2015 / 2016
The Frankfurt Major 2015
Frankfurt
6 4 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 [5]
The Shanghai Major 2016
Shanghai
5 3 4 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 [6]
The Manila Major 2016
Manila
4 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 [7]
The International/2016
TI 2016
5 2 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 [8]
2016 / 2017
The Boston Major 2016
Boston
6 4 2 1 4 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 [9]
The Kiev Major 2017
Kiev
5 3 4 3 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 [10]
The International/2017
TI 2017
5 2 4 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 1 0

Performance[edit]

Team medal table[edit]

Team Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Total The International
OG RB logo std.png 4 0 0 0 4 0
Liquid2017logo std.png 1 2 0 0 3 1
Secretdotalogo std.png 1 1 0 0 2 0
Wingslogo std.png 1 0 0 0 1 1
Digitalchaoslogo std.png 0 1 1 0 2 0
Newbeelogo std.png 0 1 1 0 2 0
Adfinemlogo std.png 0 1 0 0 1 0
Virtuslogo std.png 0 1 0 0 1 0
Eglogo std.png 0 0 5 0 5 0
IGlogo std.png 0 0 1 0 1 0
LGD.FY std.png 0 0 1 0 1 0
Lgdlogo2016 std.png 0 0 0 2 2 0
Ehomelogo std.png 0 0 0 1 1 0
MVPPhoenixlogo std.png 0 0 0 1 1 0
Fnaticlogo std.png 0 0 0 1 1 0

Region Medal Table[edit]

Region China Europe North America CIS South East Asia South America Ref.
Medals Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png
Medals
Total
1 1 3 3 6 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2015/2016
The Frankfurt Major 2015
Frankfurt
Copper.png Gold.pngSilver.png Bronze.png [5]
The Shanghai Major 2016
Shanghai
Gold.pngSilver.png Bronze.png Copper.png [6]
The Manila Major 2016
Manila
Bronze.pngCopper.png Gold.pngSilver.png [7]
The International/2016
TI 6
Gold.png Silver.pngBronze.png Copper.png [11]
Medals
2015/16
1 0 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016/2017
The Boston Major 2016
Boston
Gold.pngSilver.png Bronze.pngBronze.png [9]
The Kiev Major 2017
Kiev
Bronze.png Gold.png Bronze.png Silver.png
The International/2017
TI 7
Silver.pngBronze.pngCopper.png Gold.png
Medals
2016/17
0 1 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Performance by Champions[edit]

Champions' performance comparison
Season Major Champion Qual. Games Series Group
Position
Following
Major
Team Region W/P % W/P %
2015/16 The Frankfurt Major 2015 OGLogo std.png Europe MQ 18/26 69% 8/10 80% 3rd/4 A77 - 8th
The Shanghai Major 2016 Secretdotalogo std.png Europe INV 13/19 68% 6/7 86% 2nd/4 B313 - 16th
The Manila Major 2016 OGLogo std.png Europe INV 13/18 72% 6/7 86% 2nd/4 A99 - 12th
The International/2016 Wingslogo std.png China MQ 17/25 68% 7/11 64% 3rd/8 A99 - 16th
2016/17 The Boston Major 2016 OGLogo std.png Europe INV 13/17 76% 6/6 100% 1st/4 A11st
The Kiev Major 2017 OGLogo std.png Europe INV 15/24 63% 7/8 88% 5th/16 A77 - 8th
The International/2017 Liquid2017logo std.png Europe INV 27/35 77% 11/15 73% 1st/9 -

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Valve (24 April 2015). "The Dota Major Championships". dota2.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. @wykrhm (1 August 2016). "Majors Update for the coming year.". Twitter.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. Valve (3 July 2017). "The 2017 – 2018 Competitive Season". dota2.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. Cyborgmatt (1 August 2017). "Dota 2 2017/2018. 11 minors, 11 majors.". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 GosuGamers. "Frankfurt Major 2015". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 GosuGamers. "Shanghai Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  7. 7.0 7.1 GosuGamers. "Manila Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  8. Valve Corp.. "The International 2016". dota2.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 GosuGamers. "Boston Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  10. Forbes, Inc. "Eight Teams Invited To The 'Dota 2' Kiev Major". forbes.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  11. Valve Corp.. "The International 2016". dota2.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.