Mars Dota 2 League has given a six month lead and notice to teams for MDL 2017. The next season will be taking place in China on May 10-14. Eight teams will compete for the title. Information on the schedule, format and teams will be provided in the next several months.
The next season of #MDL will be in May 2017.
— Mars Media (@MarsMedia) November 24, 2016
Mars Dota 2 League has released information on the next tournament – MDL 2017.
The fifth iteration of the event will take place in China on May 10-14 where eight of the best teams will compete for the next title.
Teams, schedule and format will be forthcoming in the next few months.
Mars Dota 2 League has set a high bar for the 2017 as last season was a stand out event for both players and fans, cited by many as being one of the best events to be held in China.
The first season was an all Chinese team event, but in season two Team Secret stood on top of the podium with Empire in the second row. EHOME brought the title back to China in the third season after sweeping through Evil Geniuses 3:0 – but the North American team exacted their revenge last season to take the title 3:1 over Newbee.
MDL 2016 LAN
MDL 2016 was the first international LAN event of the new season, following TI6. Eight teams from around the world competed for the $250,000 prize pool at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center in Xiamen, China between September 28 – October 2.
After a four game series the TI5 giants- Evil Geniuses overthrew the TI4 champions – Newbee 3:1 in the grand finals. With an incredible LAN debut of their newly revamped roster, the North American team seized the first post TI6 title and promise for a successful and exciting Fall Major 2016 season.
MDL 2016 LAN prize pool
The total prize pool for the event was $250,000.