The Boston Major invites, both direct and regional, are being revealed by Valve, in partnership with PGL, starting with 09:00 CEST. Sixteen teams – eight directly invited and eight qualified ones – will travel to Boston to compete for a $3 million prize-pool in this fall’s Dota Major.
The Boston Major will take place at the Wang Theater in Boston, between December 7-11, and will be organized by Valve and PGL. Sixteen teams will compete over six days in a single elimination tournament.
According to Valve, the Boston Major will feature eight directly invited teams and eight teams coming from the Regional Qualifiers. A total of 40 teams will be competing in the Regional Qualifiers next week, with eight slots reserved to the winners of the Open Qualifiers that are set to start on Sunday, October 23rd.
True to intention, the Dota 2 Majors are creating a sense of consistency among the Valve-sponsored event. From the direct and regional invites announcement timing and format, through the regional and open qualifier process, until the main event structure and production, the events provide a sense of structure and stability.
It also appears that the Dota 2 Majors are indeed putting emphasis on the LAN tournament results during the season leading to the next Major.
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