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.

A New Tradition[edit]

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. 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 organizers 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.

Following the conclusion of the The International 2016, Valve announced that the 2016/2017 season would comprise only three Major Championships, down from four the previous year. The first Major of the season was held in Boston and retained the Eaglesong trophy from the first Autumn Major previously held in Frankfurt.

First Major[edit]

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.

Tournaments[edit]

Dota Major Championships 2015/2016[edit]

Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
Frankfurt Major/2015 The Frankfurt Major 2015 2015 (2015.11.16-2015.11.21) OG OG Team Secret Team Secret 3-1
Shanghai Major/2016 The Shanghai Major 2016 2016 (2016.03.02-2016.03.06) Team Secret Team Secret Team Liquid Team Liquid 3-1
Manila Major/2016 The Manila Major 2016 2016 (2016.06.07-2016.06.12) OG OG Team Liquid Team Liquid 3-1
The International The International 2016 2016 (2016.08.08-2016.08.13) Wings Gaming/Wings Gaming Wings Gaming Digital Chaos Digital Chaos 3-1

Dota Major Championships 2016/2017[edit]

Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
Boston Major/2016 The Boston Major 2016 2016 (2016.12.07-2016.12.10) OG OG Ad Finem Ad Finem 3-1
Kiev Major/2017 The Kiev Major 2017 2017 (2017.04.27-2017.04.30) TBD TBD -
The International The International 2017 2017 (2017.08.??-2017.08.??) 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 spreadsheet by team
Season 2015/16 2016/17
Tournament Frankfurt Major/2015 Shanghai Major/2016 Manila Major/2016 The International Boston Major/2016 Kiev Major/2017
INV/Total
Teams
8/16 8/16 12/16 6/16 8/16 8/16
OG MQ INV INV INV INV INV
Evil Geniuses INV INV INV OQ INV INV
Newbee/Newbee MQ MQ MQ INV INV INV
LGD Gaming/LGD Gaming INV MQ INV INV INV -
Team Secret INV INV INV OQ - MQ
EHOME/EHOME.cn INV INV - MQWC INV -
Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro INV INV - - MQ MQ
Alliance MQ INV INV MQ - -
Fnatic/Fnatic MQ MQ INV MQ - -
MVP/MVP Phoenix - MQ INV INV INV -
Team Liquid - MQ INV INV - INV
Wings Gaming/Wings Gaming - - INV MQ INV INV
Digital Chaos - - MQ MQ INV INV
CompLexity Gaming - MQ INV - MQ -
CDEC Gaming/CDEC Gaming INV INV - - - -
Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming INV INV - - - -
Mineski/Mineski MQ - MQ - - -
Natus Vincere/Natus Vincere - - INV INV - -
Vici Gaming/Vici Gaming Reborn - - INV MQ - -
TNC Pro Team - - - OQ - MQ
Team Faceless - - - - MQ MQ
Invictus Gaming/iG Vitality - - - - MQ MQ
Vega Squadron INV - - - - -
Cloud9 MQ - - - - -
Newbee/Newbee.Y MQ - - - - -
Team Unknown OQ - - - - -
Team Spirit - MQ - - - -
Team Archon - MQ - - - -
Team Empire - - MQ - - -
Escape Gaming - - - MQWC - -
Ad Finem - - - - MQ -
LGD Gaming/LGD.Forever Young - - - - MQ -
Team NP - - - - MQ -
WarriorsGaming.Unity - - - - OQ -
Vici Gaming/Team VG.J - - - - - INV
- - - - - INV 1
Invictus Gaming/Invictus Gaming - - - - - MQ
Team Onyx - - - - - MQ
SG e-sports - - - - - MQ

1 Former Ad Finem team.

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
Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites Teams Invites
2015 / 2016 Ref.
Frankfurt Major/2015
Frankfurt
6 4 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 [1]
Shanghai Major/2016
Shanghai
5 3 4 3 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 [2]
Manila Major/2016
Manila
4 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 [3]
The International
TI 6
5 2 5 2 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 [4]
2016 / 2017
Boston Major/2016
Boston
6 4 2 1 4 2 1 0 3 1 0 0 [5]
Kiev Major/2017
Kiev
5 3 4 3 3 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 [6]

Performance[edit]

Team medal table[edit]

Team Total The International
OG 3 0 0 0 3 0
Team Secret 1 1 0 0 2 0
Wings Gaming/Wings Gaming 1 0 0 0 1 1
Team Liquid 0 2 0 0 2 0
Ad Finem 0 1 0 0 1 0
Digital Chaos 0 1 1 0 2 0
Evil Geniuses 0 0 4 0 4 0
Newbee/Newbee 0 0 1 0 1 0
EHOME/EHOME.cn 0 0 0 1 1 0
MVP/MVP Phoenix 0 0 0 1 1 0
LGD Gaming/LGD Gaming 0 0 0 1 1 0
Fnatic/Fnatic 0 0 0 1 1 0

Region Medal Table[edit]

Region China Europe North America CIS South East Asia South America
Medals
Medals
Total
1 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2015/2016 Ref.
Frankfurt Major/2015
Frankfurt
[1]
Shanghai Major/2016
Shanghai
[2]
Manila Major/2016
Manila
[3]
The International
TI 6
[4]
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
Boston Major/2016
Boston
[5]
Kiev Major/2017
Kiev
The International
TI 7
Medals
2016/17
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 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 Frankfurt Major/2015 OG Europe MQ 18/26 69% 8/10 80% 3rd/4 A77 - 8th
Shanghai Major/2016 Team Secret Europe INV 13/19 68% 6/7 86% 2nd/4 B313 - 16th
Manila Major/2016 OG Europe INV 13/18 72% 6/7 86% 2nd/4 A99 - 12th
The International Wings Gaming/Wings Gaming China MQ 17/25 68% 7/11 64% 3rd/8 A99 - 16th
2016/17 Boston Major/2016 OG Europe INV 13/17 76% 6/6 100% 1st/4 TBD
Kiev Major/2017 - - - - - - - - -
The International - - - - - - - - -

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • 1.0 1.1 GosuGamers. "Frankfurt Major 2015". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  • 2.0 2.1 GosuGamers. "Shanghai Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  • 3.0 3.1 GosuGamers. "Manila Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  • 4.0 4.1 Valve Corp.. "The International 2016". dota2.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  • 5.0 5.1 GosuGamers. "Boston Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  • Forbes, Inc. "Eight Teams Invited To The 'Dota 2' Kiev Major". forbes.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.