2019 MDL Macau brings top teams to ‘Vegas of the East’

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Mars Media have announced that their 2019 edition of the Mars Dota 2 League will return to the Chinese city of Macau. It will be held as a non-DPC event, taking place at the same time as ESL One Katowice 2019. This isn’t the first time that Dota 2 has visited Macau — the sixth season of the Mars Dota 2 League was held there in December 2017, with OG claiming their first title of the 2017-18 season in the process.

A popular location among fans, it has now been chosen to host the next edition of the MDL.

As revealed in the tweet above, two teams have been confirmed as invited to the tournament so far. The Kuala Lumpur Major winners Virtus.pro are joined by The International 2018 runners-up PSG.LGD — who also won the MDL-run Changsha Major last May.

Despite not being a DPC event, the tournament will carry a mammoth prize pool of $300,000. Three more teams are yet to be invited, and making up the eight-team tournament will be the winners of The Dota 2 Professional League S6 — which resumes on 28 December — and two teams from an open, China-only qualifier.

The action takes place 20-24 February 2019, the same weekend as ESL One Katowice 2019.

Who else should be invited to Macau?

Header image: Mars Media

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