Dota Pro Circuit

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In July 2017 Valve announced significant changes to the Major Championship circuit.[1] 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 (1.5x multiplier). For the entire season, a total of 22,150 QP will be awarded, while only the top 3 point earners on a team will contribute towards a team’s effective total qualifying points.

On August 1st, 2017, Valve released a preliminary tournament schedule for the 2017/2018 season consisting of 11 Major and 11 Minor Championships.[2] As of December 4th, there are 10 Majors and 14 Minors planned for the upcoming season.[3]

Tournaments[edit]

Color Key Total QP
Major Championship 15750
Minor Championship 4300
Tournament Date Winner Runner-Up Score QP
SL i-League Invitational Season 3 2017 (2017.10.12-2017.10.15) Team Liquid Mineski 3-1 300
PGL Open Bucharest 2017 (2017.10.19-2017.10.22) Mineski LGD Gaming 2-0 300
ESL One Hamburg 2017 2017 (2017.10.26-2017.10.29) Virtus.pro Team Secret 2-0 1500
AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League 2017 (2017.11.02-2017.11.05) Team Liquid Vici Gaming 3-2 300
Perfect World Masters 2017 (2017.11.19-2017.11.26) Newbee Vici Gaming 3-0 300
ROG DreamLeague Season 8 2017 (2017.12.01-2017.12.03) Team Secret Team Liquid 3-0 1500
MDL Macau 2017 (2017.12.08-2017.12.10) OG TNC Pro Team 2-0 300
DOTA Summit 8 2017 (2017.12.13-2017.12.17) TBD TBD - 300
Captains Draft 4.0 2018 (2018.01.04-2018.01.07) TBD TBD - 300
Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds 2018 (2018.01.15-2018.01.21) TBD TBD - 1500
ESL One Genting 2018 2018 (2018.01.23-2018.01.28) TBD TBD - 400
SL i-League Invitational Season 4 2018 (2018.02.01-2018.02.04) TBD TBD - 300
ESL One Katowice 2018 2018 (2018.02.20-2018.02.25) TBD TBD - 1500
PGL 2018 (2018.03.08-2018.03.11) TBD TBD - 1500
GESC E-Series: Jakarta 2018 (2018.03.16-2018.03.18) TBD TBD - 300
TBA 2018 (2018.03.20-2018.03.25) TBD TBD - 300
Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018 2018 (2018.03.30-2018.04.07) TBD TBD - 1500
StarLadder 2018 (2018.04.11-2018.04.15) TBD TBD - 300
Perfect World 2018 (2018.04.17-2018.04.24) TBD TBD - 300
EPICENTER 2018 (2018.04.27-2018.05.07) TBD TBD - 1500
GESC E-Series: Bangkok 2018 (2018.05.11-2018.05.13) TBD TBD - 300
Mars Media 2018 (2018.05.14-2018.05.20) TBD TBD - 1500
ESL 2018 (2018.05.25-2018.05.27) TBD TBD - 1500
PGL 2018 (2018.06.04-2018.06.10) TBD TBD - 2250

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References[edit]

  1. Valve (3 July 2017). "The 2017 – 2018 Competitive Season". dota2.com. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. Cyborgmatt (1 August 2017). "Dota 2 2017/2018. 11 minors, 11 majors.". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. Dota 2 Team (2017-09-15). "Dota 2 - The Road to the International". dota2.com.