The Majors and Minors of DOTA 2 was set-up by Valve to legitimise the DOTA 2 pro circuit point system (DPC). DOTA 2 teams compete in Majors and Minors so they can earn enough points to guarantee a spot in the main event of the DOTA 2 International. The International is the largest eSports and DOTA 2 event in the world.
The difference between a Major and Minor is the minimum prize pool and points. The Major’s minimum prize pool is $1 million USD ($500k from Valve and $500k from the organiser). First place takes home $350,000 and 4950 DPC and the Minor is $300,000 USD ($150k from Valve and $150K from the organiser). First place takes home $125,00o and 120 DPC points. There’s more to it than just that, head to the Game on Aus community here if you want me to explain more. There’s also more info if you go to Valves FAQ.
The first Major of the new season is going to be held in Kuala Lumpur – Axiata Arena called the Kuala Lumpur Major (funnily enough).
The qualifying matches have been played and the top 14 have emerged. There’s one more slot to fill to make it 15. That slot will be filled by the winner of the Dreamleague Minor in Sweden. See below picture to see who got through.
It’s missing OG the TI8 winners, but it’s still going to be an epic set of games. I can’t wait for the EG Vs PSG.LGD match up. PSG knocked out EG near the end of the TI8 and I think EG will want payback. BRING IT ON.
Written by Adam “Bruce L33t” Lamotte