Dota 2 returns to tournaments full of public present with his best Stockholm Major
On the afternoon of February 15, the official account of ESL One confirmed the return of Dota 2 face-to-face. Even better than that: with public present, something that does not happen since the beginning of the pandemic of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Although The International 10 aimed at that, he had to abandon the idea for situations out of his control.
Under the premise of the competitive “resurrection” with public, ESL One will have its first major in May. Specifically from 12 to 22 in Stockholm, Sweden. The enclosure that will be home of the best dota 2 is the Hovet Arena , with a capacity of more than 8,000 people. Tickets will be on sale from February 17, with packages ranging from a limited seats.
The Major de Stockholm will begin with a group stage on May 12, with two groups of nine competitors each. The format will be Ronda Robin at the best of two, qualifying 12 squads that will go to the May 20 qualifiers . These will be in double elimination format for the best of five. The distribution of keys is as follows:
- The Top 4 of each group will play on the winners key
* The 5th and 6th places of each group will play in the loser key.
Likewise, we must mention that only the qualifiers will be with public present . A system that is even seen in The International, where the first phase is usually carried out at the hotel of the hostess city. Regarding the number of teams by regions, we have the following confirmed information:
- Western Europe: 4
- Eastern Europe: 3
- China: 4
- Southeast of Asia: 3
- North America: 2
- South America: 2
The Major de Stockholo offers $ 500,000 USD and 3,530 points Dota Pro Circuit. It is worth mentioning that there are still no confirmed teams, as they must be defined through the regional leagues that are being played in the official regions of DOTA 2.