Dota Major Championships

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Overview[edit]

Dota Major Championships Announcement.jpg

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) OGLogo std.png OG Secretdotalogo std.png Team Secret 3-1
Shanghai Major/2016 The Shanghai Major 2016 2016 (2016.03.02-2016.03.06) Secretdotalogo std.png Team Secret Liquid2017logo std.png Team Liquid 3-1
Manila Major/2016 The Manila Major 2016 2016 (2016.06.07-2016.06.12) OGLogo std.png OG Liquid2017logo std.png Team Liquid 3-1
The International/2016 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
Boston Major/2016 The Boston Major 2016 2016 (2016.12.07-2016.12.10) OGLogo std.png OG Adfinemlogo std.png Ad Finem 3-1
Kiev Major/2017 The Kiev Major 2017 2017 (2017.04.27-2017.04.30) OGLogo std.png OG Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro 3-2
The International/2017 The International 2017 2017 (2017.08.07-2017.08.12) Logo filler std.png TBD Logo filler std.png 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/2016 Boston Major/2016 Kiev Major/2017
INV/Total
Teams
8/16 8/16 12/16 6/16 8/16 8/16
OGLogo std.png MQ INV INV INV INV INV
Eglogo std.png INV INV INV OQ INV INV
Newbeelogo std.png MQ MQ MQ INV INV INV
Lgdlogo std.png INV MQ INV INV INV -
Secretdotalogo std.png INV INV INV OQ - MQ
Ehomelogo std.png INV INV - MQWC INV -
Virtuslogo std.png INV INV - - MQ MQ
Alliancelogo2016 std.png MQ INV INV MQ - -
Fnaticlogo std.png MQ MQ INV MQ - -
MVPPhoenixlogo std.png - MQ INV INV INV -
Liquid2017logo std.png - MQ INV INV - INV
Wingslogo std.png - - INV MQ INV -
Digitalchaoslogo std.png - - MQ MQ INV MQ
Complexitylogo std.png - MQ INV - MQ -
Cdeclogo std.png INV INV - - - -
Vglogo std.png INV INV - - - -
Mineski GGNetwork 2017 std.png MQ - MQ - - -
Navilogo std.png - - INV INV - -
Vgrlogo std.png - - INV MQ - -
Tnclogo std.png - - - OQ - MQ
Teamfacelesslogo std.png - - - - MQ MQ
IGVlogo std.png - - - - MQ MQ
Vega2016logo std.png INV - - - - -
C9logo std.png MQ - - - - -
Newbeeylogo std.png MQ - - - - -
UnknownLogo2017 std.png OQ - - - - -
Team Spirit 2016logo std.png - MQ - - - -
TeamArchonlogo std.png - MQ - - - -
Empirelogo std.png - - MQ - - -
Escape Gaminglogo std.png - - - MQWC - -
Adfinemlogo std.png - - - - MQ -
Lgdfylogo hd.png - - - - MQ -
NPlogo std.png - - - - MQ -
Wgunitylogo std.png - - - - OQ -
Team VG.J logo std.png - - - - - INV
Mousesportslogo std.png - - - - - INV
Thunderbirdslogo std.png - - - - - INV
Team Random logo std.png - - - - - INV
IGlogo std.png - - - - - MQ
SG e-sportslogo std.png - - - - - MQ

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
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/2016
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 Gold.png Silver.png Bronze.png Copper.png Total The International
OGLogo std.png 4 0 0 0 4 0
Secretdotalogo std.png 1 1 0 0 2 0
Wingslogo std.png 1 0 0 0 1 1
Liquid2017logo std.png 0 2 0 0 2 0
Digitalchaoslogo 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
Newbeelogo std.png 0 0 1 0 1 0
IGlogo std.png 0 0 1 0 1 0
Ehomelogo std.png 0 0 0 1 1 0
MVPPhoenixlogo std.png 0 0 0 1 1 0
Lgdlogo 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 0 2 2 5 4 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2015/2016
Frankfurt Major/2015
Frankfurt
Copper.png Gold.pngSilver.png Bronze.png [1]
Shanghai Major/2016
Shanghai
Gold.pngSilver.png Bronze.png Copper.png [2]
Manila Major/2016
Manila
Bronze.pngCopper.png Gold.pngSilver.png [3]
The International/2016
TI 6
Gold.png Silver.pngBronze.png Copper.png [7]
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
Gold.pngSilver.png Bronze.pngBronze.png [5]
Kiev Major/2017
Kiev
Bronze.png Gold.png Bronze.png Silver.png
The International/2017
TI 7
Medals
2016/17
0 0 1 0 2 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 Frankfurt Major/2015 OGLogo std.png Europe MQ 18/26 69% 8/10 80% 3rd/4 A77 - 8th
Shanghai Major/2016 Secretdotalogo std.png Europe INV 13/19 68% 6/7 86% 2nd/4 B313 - 16th
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 Boston Major/2016 OGLogo std.png Europe INV 13/17 76% 6/6 100% 1st/4 A11st
Kiev Major/2017 OGLogo std.png Europe INV 15/24 63% 7/8 88% 5th/16 TBD
The International/2017 - - - - - - - - -

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 GosuGamers. "Frankfurt Major 2015". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 GosuGamers. "Shanghai Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 GosuGamers. "Manila Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  4. Valve Corp.. "The International 2016". dota2.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 GosuGamers. "Boston Major 2016". gosugamers.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  6. Forbes, Inc. "Eight Teams Invited To The 'Dota 2' Kiev Major". forbes.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  7. Valve Corp.. "The International 2016". dota2.com. Retrieved March 25, 2017.