The Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major slated for November 16-18 is the first officially announced LAN tournament of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit.
Good news Dota 2 fans!
After a relatively quiet offseason with very few big-time shuffles and player signings so far, something big has finally happened. Having hit a bit of lull period following TI8, the announcement of the Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major, with a prize pool of $1 million USD, is sure to help kickstart the competitive Dota 2 scene.
Now, people finally have something to talk about. But, perhaps, more importantly, we’ll probably start seeing teams announcing their rosters now that more details for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit have finally begun to emerge.
The Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major
The inaugural year of the Dota Pro Circuit saw its fair share of ups and downs. However, in the end, it was more or less a success. Four-time Major champions Virtus.Pro ended the season as the overall leaders with 12,732 points, with the then-defending champions Team Liquid close behind with 9459 points. But, at TI8, both the CIS bears and Team Liquid could not sustain their momentum.
Instead, it was the newly reformed OG that took home the proverbial crown. An unlikely team of misfits, OG beat the Chinese juggernauts, PSG.LGD, in a thrilling Grand Finals that went the full five games to take home a huge chunk of the record-breaking prize pool.
Prior to the start of The International 2018, Valve had already announced their planned changes for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit. For next year, there was a lot of clarity in terms of schedule. There were also fewer tournaments. There were to be no direct invites either. Every team, regardless of strength or popularity, would have to qualify for the event.
Either way, with the announcement of the Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major, we now have a chance to see the changes meant for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit in action.
With PGL at its helm, there’s very little doubt about if whether or not the Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major is going to deliver on many Dota 2 fan’s expectations.
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