SUPERMAJOR, SUPER COMPETITION.— Perfect World_DOTA2 (@PWRD_DOTA2) April 27, 2018
New SUPERFORMAT: Groups will be 4 groups of 4 double-elim bracket. Top 2 of each group to main event UB, bottom 2 to LB.
All 16 teams then play a double-elim full BO3 bracket until the GF, which will be BO5.
GOOD LUCK, HAVE FUN#Supermajor pic.twitter.com/JA22N0P4y0
The eight-day, 16 team event will see teams competing in only two days of the group stages, on 2nd – 3rd June 2018. Teams will be divided into four groups where they will compete in a double-elimination format which will seed them into the playoff bracket.
Top two teams from each group will advance into the upper brackets while the bottom two will start their journey from the lower bracket. For the first time in a long while (not just the current season) the lower bracket series will all be BO3 matchups leading up to the Grand Finals which will be a BO5 showdown.
The China SuperMajor has received a lot of criticism in recent days with regards to their invites, and the fact that the main event playoffs, despite being played from June 4 to June 10, will have only the last two days played in front of the crowd. But this format has received a lot of genuine praise from the Dota 2 community.
The China Super Major will be the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the DPC season, ahead of TI8 thanks to its generous $1,5000,000 prize pool and 2250 DPC points up for taking. Ten teams received direct invites to the tournament and six more joined them via regional qualifiers.