ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major, in collaboration with PGL, has been announced as the first Major of the 2021 DPC Season 1. ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major is set to mark the return of LAN events to Dota 2 worldwide as it will be the first official Major after a 14-month hiatus.
Singapore to hold the first Major of the 2021 DPC Season 1
Singapore is all set to welcome 18 teams from around the world as it will hold the first Major of the 2021 DPC Season 1. ONE Esports and PGL confirmed this event on their social media handles.
The ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major is scheduled for March 7 to April 4, 2021, as the teams will battle it out for $500,000 USD and 2,700 DPC points.
Format of the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major
A total of 18 teams will travel to the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major. Wild Card, Group stage and Playoffs will each have six teams depending upon the standings of the teams in their respective Regional Leagues.
Format: 6 teams BO2 round-robin.
The six teams who will be a part of Wild Card are going to be from Regional Leagues of Europe, China, CIS and SEA.
- EU- 3rd place.
- EU- 4th place
- China- 3rd place.
- China- 4th place
- CIS- 3rd place.
- SEA- 3rd place.
The top two teams from Wild Card will advance to the Group Stage.
The bottom four teams will get eliminated.
Format: 8 teams BO2 round-robin.
The eight teams who are going to be a part of this Group Stage are:
- EU- 2nd place
- China- 2nd place
- NA- 2nd place
- SA- 2nd place
- CIS- 2nd place
- SEA- 2nd place
- 1st Wildcard
- 2nd Wildcard
The top two teams from the Group Stage will advance to the Playoffs upper bracket.
The 3rd to 6th placed teams will advance to Playoffs lower bracket.
The bottom two teams will get eliminated.
Format: 12 teams Double Elimination Bracket
The eight teams who are going to be a part of this Group Stage will be the six top seeds from each region and six teams from the group stages
- EU- 1st place
- NA- 1st place
- SEA- 1st place
- SA- 1st place
- China- 1st place
- CIS- 1st place
- Group Stage Team #1
- Group Stage Team #2
- Group Stage Team #3
- Group Stage Team #4
- Group Stage Team #5
- Group Stage Team #6
However, the only top eight teams in the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major will be getting their share of DPC points and the prize pool. The remaining ten teams will have to go back home empty-handed.
The return of LAN events in the form of ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major will undoubtedly make every Dota 2 fan elated and potentially lead to the revival of the declining scene of competitive Dota 2.