9 November – bring on the best of the DPC!
The appreciated China Dota 2 Supermajor format is making a comeback at the #kualalumpurmajor. We've made a couple of tweaks to it and now it has reached it's final form. For more info visit: https://t.co/BhO5dx51Ux— PGL (@pglesports) October 22, 2018
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The Kuala Lumpur Major is finally here, the one we’ve all been waiting for since TI8 ended. Fifteen qualifiers from around the world — including last year's DPC leaders Virtus.pro, TI8 runners up PSG.LGD and ESL One Hamburg 2018 winners Team Secret — come together with Minor winners Tigers for the first real test of the new DPC season. Who will wear the crown come 18 November?
The action gets under way on Friday 9 November, with a whopping TEN best-of-three series for us to sink our teeth into from 03:00 CET — and that’s just Groups A and B.
Then we have the same schedule again on Saturday 10 November, with Groups C and D having their moment. The Group Stage is played as the usual double-elimination format.
Finally, to round out the week, Sunday 11 November sees the first two Upper Bracket matches take place (again, best-of-three), and the first two Lower Bracket matches (which are best-of-one). They kick off at 06:00 CET.
So, all-in-all that gives us up to SIXTY-EIGHT individual games of Dota in three days, featuring the biggest teams. We are truly spoiled!
Bringing you all the action are the usual suspects, led by hosts Redeye and Sheever:
With this epic line-up it's gonna be an epic event <3 https://t.co/P29BgAc08y #dota2 #klmajor pic.twitter.com/Cjm3RvuFHW— PGL (@pglesports) October 15, 2018
jDL reaches its climax!
Don’t forget about our very own joinDOTA League Season 14 — a crucial match will get underway very soon!
Hippomaniacs vs UNDERDOGS, jDL Europe Premier B — 19:00 CET, catch the action below!
This is a straight shootout between the European sides for first place in the group. Who will take the win and that favourable seeding going into Playoffs?
WESG qualifiers get under way!
Team Russia - the champion of WESG 2017 Dota 2 Grand Final #WESG #DOTA2— WESG (@WESGcom) March 18, 2018
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Finally, the long road to the World Electronic Sports Games 2018 begin, as this week sees the start of Open Qualifiers for both North and West Europe.
The international event follows a similar standard to the Olympic Games, and sees some of the best players in Dota 2 representing their home countries. Last time out, Team Russia — featuring four members of Virtus.pro — took the win.
This time, twenty-four sides from all over the world will come together to do battle again for national pride, bragging rights and a hefty prize pool — a cool half a million dollars for the winners!
Stay tuned for our detailed upcoming guide for more information!
What are you hyped for this week?
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