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Valve announced regional tournaments, which will be an alternative to the canceled Major

22.01.2022, 00:58

Valve has finally revealed details of their forward actions in Major cancellation issue. Professional players and fans of professional Dota 2 expect this decision till the end of the first season of the Dota Pro Circuit.

After the massive criticism, the company apologized to the community, players, and teams and provided information about an alternative solution to the Major.

Valve will hold six regional online tournaments for the top four teams from each region. The prize pool for each tournament will be $100,000, with the winner taking $50,000 and 250 DPC points. The second-place team will receive $25,000 and 130 DPC points. The third and fourth place teams will not receive DPC points but will share the remaining cash prize.

2022 West Europe Season 1 Regional FinalsEU
$100,000Prize Pool
4Teams
MajorTier
Gaimin Gladiators
Winner
Team Liquid
2nd Place
OG
3rd Place
2022 East Europe Season 1 Regional FinalsCIS
$100,000Prize Pool
4Teams
MajorTier
Team Spirit
Winner
Virtus.pro
2nd Place
HellRaisers
3rd Place
2022 China Season 1 Regional FinalsChina
$100,000Prize Pool
4Teams
MajorTier
PSG.LGD Gaming
Winner
Royal Never Give Up
2nd Place
Team Aster
3rd Place
2022 Southeast Asia Season 1 Regional FinalsSoutheast Asia
$100,000Prize Pool
4Teams
MajorTier
BOOM Esports
Winner
T1
2nd Place
Team SMG
3rd Place
2022 North America Season 1 Regional FinalsNorth America
$100,000Prize Pool
4Teams
MajorTier
TSM
Winner
Evil Geniuses
2nd Place
Quincy Crew
3rd Place
2022 South America Season 1 Regional FinalsSouth America
$100,000Prize Pool
4Teams
MajorTier
beastcoast
Winner
Infamous
2nd Place
Thunder Awaken
3rd Place

Regional online tournaments schedule

  • February 11-13: Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America
  • February 18-20: Eastern Europe, China, and North America

Immediately following the online tournaments, which will summarize the first DPC of the 2022 season, Valve will release patch 7.31.

The company has also provided new information about the selection format and the conduct of The International 11.

Valve has expanded the list of teams participating in The International 11. Now there will be 20 teams fighting for the main tournament of the year instead of 18 teams. Two additional slots  will be contested in a special Wild Card tournament on LAN format. The silver and bronze medalists of the closed qualifiers in each region will go to the Wild Card LAN tournament. There, 12 teams from six regions will compete for two slots at TI11.

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