MDL Winter 2015 invites continue to be announced as MarsTV welcomes Evil Geniuses as the third team. ViCi Gaming and OG have both already accepted their invitations to participate in the upcoming LAN event next month. Two more teams will be directly invited. compLexity Gaming, Team Spirit and Mineski have each secured their spot to represent their region in China at the end of January. Two Chinese teams are still yet to qualify. Ten teams – five invited and five qualified -will compete for the $250,000 prize pool January 27-31st.
Well, @ppdDota broke the news, @EvilGeniuses will participate in MDL next month. Excited to see them compete in China?
— MarsTV (@MarsTV_YaoYu) December 27, 2015
The Mars TV Dota 2 League – MDL Winter 2015 invites continue to roll out in preparation for the upcoming LAN, scheduled to take place at the end of January.
Peter “PPD” Dager broke the news on his vlog update including the team’s participation in StarLadder and MDL Winter 2015.
ViCi Gaming and OG were the first two teams revealed to be directly invited, leaving only two more teams the chance to be asked.
Ten teams total – five invited and five qualified – will be in the running for the $250,000 prize pool.
compLexity Gaming, Team Spirit and Mineski have each secured their spot to represent their region in China at the end of January. Two Chinese teams are still yet to qualify.
Evil Geniuses most recently defeated Virtus.Pro in a decisive game five of the Summit 4 Grand Finals, 3:2, to walk away with almost $50,000 in prize money. The Summit 4 is EG’s fourth championship title this year, bringing their 2015 tournament winnings close to 8.7 million dollars.
MDL Winter 2015
The event was announced back in July 2015 to avoid scheduling conflicts with other events and provide organizers and teams ample time to prepare.
MDL Winter 2015 format
MDL Winter 2015 invites and qualified teams
5 Direct Invites (ViCi Gaming, OG, Evil Geniuses, TBA, TBA)
2 Chinese qualified teams (TBD, TBD)
1 European qualified teams (Team Spirit)
1 Americas qualified team (compLexity Gaming)
1 South East Asian qualified team (Mineski)
MDL Winter 2015 Qualifiers
- Chinese qualifier will have 8 teams in a best of 2 round robin. Winner qualifies and the bottom two teams eliminated, remaining teams compete for one spot left.
- SEA, NA, EU will have 8 teams in best-of-three double elimination brackets for one spot each to qualify for the LAN
- Five total teams will qualify for the main event
MDL Winter 2015 Main Event
- 2 Groups of five teams Round Robin
- Round Robins best-of-two series format
- playoffs set as best-of-three double elimination brackets
- Grand Finals best-of-five
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