Details of the first two Dota 2 Minors have been revealed!

Vignesh Raghuram

1st, Sep, 2017
Valve recently announced that it was revamping the current Major system. An unprecedented total of eleven $1 million majors and eleven $300,000 events called minors will make up Dota 2's next competitive season.
 
The teams will need to be at their best in each of these events as Points will be awarded at each major and minor which will have an impact on the determining which teams will be invited to The International 8. The details of which have yet to be revealed by Valve.

 

StarLadder i-League Invitational S3


 
The first event of the new season is the StarLadder i-League Invitational S3 – The first Dota minor. It will be held in Kiev from the 12th to 15th of October.
 
This tournament just like TI will have Open qualifiers in all six established Dota regions North America, South America, China, Europe, CIS, SEA.
  • The SEA, CIS, and South American Open Qualifiers will be held on 2nd – 3rd September.
  • The NA, SA and China Open Qualifiers will be held on 9th – 10th September.
 
You can register for them here:
 
 Europe
 CIS
 North America
 South America
 SEA
 China
 
The Winners of the Open Qualifiers will then move on to face other teams from their region in the closed qualifiers. The 6 Winners of the closed qualifiers will have a chance to compete for the $300,000 prize-pool in the main event at Kiev where they will be joined by two more direct invitees who will be announced later.

AFK Gaming 
will be streaming the SEA Open Qualifier matches on our Twitch and YouTube Channels.
 

PGL Open Bucharest

 
 
The Second Minor will also feature 8 teams with two direct invites, EG and LGD. The remaining 6 teams will have to make their way via the regional qualifiers.
 
PGL Open Bucharest will feature a 4-day LAN Playoff event in Bucharest, Romania which will kick off on 19th October 2017.
 
The Format will be the same as the SL i-League Invitational S3 with Open Qualifiers, Closed Qualifiers in 6 regions.
  • The SEA, CIS, and South American Open Qualifiers will be held on 9th – 10th September.
  • The EU Open Qualifiers will be held on 13th – 14th September.
  • The NA Open Qualifiers will be held on 14th – 15th September.

You can register for them here:
 
 Europe
 CIS
 North America
 South America
 SEA
 
The Details of the Chinese Open Qualifiers are yet to be revealed.

Two teams from the open qualifiers will qualify for the regional qualifiers and that six teams will join them there. But only the winner of each regional qualifier will travel to Bucharest to compete in the main event where they will compete for a $300,000 prize-pool.
 
 
 

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