Dota Minor Championships

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Overview[edit]

The Dota Minor Championships is a championship series announced by Valve in 2017[1]. Eligible third-party tournaments must have a minimum prize pool of $150,000 USD, at least one qualifier from each of the six primary regions (NA, SA, SEA, CN, EU, and CIS) and a LAN final. In this case, Valve will increase the prize pool by another $150,000 USD, for a minimum of $300,000 USD.

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.

As of September 15th, there are 11 Majors and 16 Minors planned for the upcoming season[2]. The full list can be viewed on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit. Qualifying points from every tournament will be awarded proportional to their total prize pool, i.e. an official Minor tournament will award at least 300 Qualifying points.

Tournaments[edit]

Dota Minor Championships 2017/2018[edit]

Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score
SL i-League Invitational Season 3 2017 (2017.10.12-2017.10.15) Team Liquid Mineski 3-1
PGL Open Bucharest 2017 (2017.10.19-2017.10.22) Mineski LGD Gaming 2-0
Dota Pit League Season 6 2017 (2017.11.02-2017.11.05) Team Liquid Vici Gaming 3-2
Perfect World Masters 2017 (2017.11.20-2017.11.26) TBD TBD -
MDL Macau 2017 (2017.12.08-2017.12.10) TBD TBD -
DOTA Summit 8 2017 (2017.12.13-2017.12.17) TBD TBD -
Captains Draft 4.0 2018 (2018.01.04-2018.01.07) TBD TBD -
GESC E-Series: Singapore 2018 (2018.01.12-2018.01.14) TBD TBD -
ESL One Genting 2018 2018 (2018.01.23-2018.01.28) TBD TBD -
StarLadder 2018 (2018.01.31-2018.02.04) TBD TBD -
GESC E-Series: Kuala Lumpur 2018 (2018.03.02-2018.03.04) TBD TBD -
GESC E-Series: Jakarta 2018 (2018.03.16-2018.03.18) TBD TBD -
TBD 2018 (2018.03.20-2018.03.25) TBD TBD -
StarLadder 2018 (2018.04.11-2018.04.15) TBD TBD -
Perfect World 2018 (2018.04.17-2018.04.24) TBD TBD -
GESC E-Series: Bangkok 2018 (2018.05.11-2018.05.13) 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
- Didn't participate
Season 2017/18
Tournament StarLadder/i-League Invitational/3 PGL Open/Bucharest/2017 Dota Pit League/Season 6 Perfect World Masters/2017 Mars_Dota_2_League/Macau/2017 The_Summit/8 Captains_Draft/4 GESC/Season 1/Singapore ESL One/Genting/2018 GESC/Season 1/Kuala Lumpur GESC/Season 1/Bangkok GESC/Season 1/Jakarta
INV/Total
Teams
2/8 2/8 2/8 3/10 2/8 1/8 2/8 2/8 10/16 #/# 2/8 2/8 #/# #/# #/# 2/8
MQ - - MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - -
- INV - - - - INV - - - - - - - - -
- MQ MQ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - KC1 - - - - - - - - - -
MQ - MQ MQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
- MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - MQ - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - MQ - - - - - - - - -
MQ MQ - INV - - INV - - - - - - - - -
- - MQ - MQ INV MQ - - - - - - - - -
INV - INV - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - MQ - MQ - - - - - - - - - -
MQ MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - - - -
- - MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - - -
- - - MQ - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - MQ - - - - - - - - -
MQ - MQ MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - -
INV - INV INV - - - - - - - - - - - -
- INV - MQ - MQ - - - - - - - - - -
- - - INV DPL2 - - - - - - - - - - -
- MQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
MQ MQ - MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - -
- - MQ - - MQ - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - MQ - - - - - - - - - - -
1 The winner of King's Cup: America, concluded on 20 September 2017, directly qualifies for the DOTA Summit 8[3].
2 The winner of Dota2 Professional League Season 4 Top, concluded on 12 November 2017, directly qualifies for the MDL Macau.

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References[edit]

  1. Valve (3 July 2017). "The 2017 – 2018 Competitive Season". dota2.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. Dota 2 Team (2017-09-15). "Dota 2 - The Road to the International". dota2.com.
  3. Beyond the Summit (2017-09-01). "Hail to the King's Cup". beyondthesummit.tv.