Boston Major Groups A and B will launch the long awaited first Dota 2 major post TI6. All eight teams in the two groups will compete for the best seeding possible for the main event. Groups B and C will be completed tomorrow, December 4th. Besides the various streams being broadcast, spectators can also keep track of the action via live stream on Facebook live. Action kicks off at 10:00 EST/16:00 CET.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) December 2, 2016
The holiday season has gifted fans with an early present – the Boston Major has been delivered. Wrapped up and decorated, curiosity and anticipation is heightened. New rosters, new teams and a new format impart a sense of excitement and eagerness.
Boston Major Groups A and B will begin in only mere hours! All eight teams in the two groups will kick off the event starting at 16:00 CET. Groups B and C will compete tomorrow, Sunday December 4th.
The Boston Major Groups will – for the first time, be brought to audiences live via facebook stream.
Boston Major Groups A and B teams
Boston Major Groups A and B – Day 1 schedule
* All times are in local time – EST. Games start at 16:00 CET.
Boston Major Groups: Establishes the seeding for the Main Event
The sixteen Boston Major teams will be split into four groups of four. No teams will be eliminated during this phase of the competition. However, the teams’ group stage performances will be of great importance to their main event treks, seeing that the group stage establishes the seeding for the main event. Top seed of a group will get a random 4th seed from another group. Same process with the remaining 2nd and 3rd seeds.
- Sixteen teams have been split into four groups of four.
- GSL Format
- All matches are best-of-three series
- All 16 teams will advance to the Boston Major Main Event.
- Top seed of a group will get a random 4th seed from another group, as will 2nd seed be placed with random 3rd seed from another group.
Boston Major Streams
Boston Major Facebook stream: Facebook Live
- LIVE ON DOTA2.COM: The games will be broadcast live through Steam Broadcasting on DotaTV. Up-to-date tournament standings and options to track a variety of other stats will be provided.
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Alex “Machine” Richardson has been chosen to be the official host of the Boston Major.
The CS:GO host and commentator will be making his big debut in Dota 2.
Machine has gained traction and popularity in the CS:GO scene with a professional and entertaining approach. Establishing himself as both a fountain of knowledge and beloved meme generator, he has been involved in almost 20 of some of the largest events in CS:GO and Call of Duty in the last year alone.
The Boston Major will also be the first time since the first International that no stats-person will be on hand.
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