The Spring Major has already been announced to be held in Maila, Philippines in early June. The SEA location will round out the final stop for the first year of majors before returning to Seattle Washington in mid August for TI6, the pinnacle of all Dota 2 major events.
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Valve has announced the Spring Major, the third installment of the new major system, to be held in Manila, Philippines early in June. The event will be the final major of the year leading up to The International 6 to be held in Seattle, Washington mid August.
No additional details regarding organizer and host, facility or dates for the new Spring Major have been revealed as of yet.
Upon the crowning of The Shanghai Major Champions, the eyes of the Dota community will turn to the next Major, to be held in Manila, Philippines in early June. As before, established teams and upstarts alike will battle for the chance to join the rolls of The Manila Major to compete on the main stage in front of a sea of passionate fans.
This will be the final opportunity to prove they belong amongst the best in the world before The International 2016 kicks off beneath the mid-August Seattle sun.
Shanghai Major Regional Qualifiers have just concluded on January 10th, giving way to the final eight teams rounding out the 16 teams set to compete at Mercedes-Benz Arena from March 2 – 6 in Shanghai China.
Dota 2 Majors
Valve originally announced the implementation of the Majors system at the end of April 2015. The concept is believed to be a proper solution to some significant problems in tournament quality and control that had been voiced in recent times.
Over the last five years, The International has become the pinnacle moment for the world of professional Dota. Now the excitement of the biggest event in esports is coming to the Majors, a series of seasonal marquee tournaments, which will take place throughout the year and around the globe. Dota’s newest tradition begins this fall with the Frankfurt Major.
The first Dota Major was held in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Festhalle Messe – a multi-purpose hall with an area of 6,000 square meters, which can accommodate up to 13,500 visitors. Sixteen teams competed for a total prize-pool of $3,000,000, with ESL Gaming in charge of production. OG made history when they took the championship title, becoming the first qualified team to clinch a Valve-sponsored championship title.
The second Dota 2 Major will be held in Shanghai, China, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena – an indoor arena located on the former grounds of Expo 2010 in Pudong, Shanghai, China, with a seating capacity for 18,000 people. The total prize-pool of $3,000,000 is a fixed amount and Perfect World will be in charge of production.
Dota 2 in Manila
Earlier in December ESL announced ESL One Manila – the organization’s first Dota 2 tournament to be held in Southeast Asia. ESL One Manila will be organized in collaboration with PLDT Fibr and GameX. Teams, including a local Filipino Dota 2 team will compete for the $250,000 prize pool.
ESL One Manila will take place between April 23-24, at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines.
ESL One Manila will be hosted at the Mall of Asia Arena
The Mall of Asia Arena is an indoor arena within the SM Mall of Asia complex, in Manila, Philippines. A rather new, state-of-the-art building, the arena has only been inaugurated in 2012 and has a seating capacity of 16,000 for sporting events, and a full house capacity of 20,000.