PGL’s Dota 2 Bucharest Minor will serve as the second Minor of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit, featuring a $300K prize pool and 500 total DPC Points.
While the first two official LAN tournaments of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit have yet to officially start, we now have finally news on the second Minor of the season.
Hosted by PGL at the PGL Studios in Bucharest, Romania from January 9 to 13, the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor will feature eight qualifier teams from all around the globe. It will feature a $300,000 prize pool and 500 DPC points. Of that, $125,000 and 120 DPC points, as well as a spot to the next Major, will go to the winners of the tournament.
Similar to the PGL Open Bucharest last season, the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor will likely not be played in front of a live audience. However, even so, the stakes should remain just as high.
When Will the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor Qualifiers Start?
The online qualifiers for the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor will run across December 1 to 5 later this year, with two slots rewarded to Europe and China, while the rest of the world, namely North America, South America, CIS, and Southeast Asia, will only receive one slot each.
The Dota 2 Bucharest minor will serve as the first Minor of the season. The first, DreamLeague Season 10, will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, and will run from October 29 to November 4.
PGL Esports is also set to to host the first Major of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit, the Kuala Lumpur Major.
Featuring 16 teams, including the winner of the first Minor, the first big Dota 2 tournament in Malaysia will span a total of nearly two weeks from November 9 to November 18 and will feature a $1 million prize pool, in addition to having as much as 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit points up for grabs.
Are You Ready for the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor?
PGL are mainstays in Dota 2 at this point. They have hosted a total of 7 Majors so far, as well as 1 Minor. They’ve also been Valve’s main partners for TI for years now.
Having said that, we can expect the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor to be just as much as a must-watch event.
The question now is, which Major will come next? ESL is highly unlike to host a Major at some point soon. EPICENTER is the next likely candidate, but that will probably come much later into the season.
Either way, we’ll likely see the second Major of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit announced sometime soon.
Which Major do you think will follow the Dota 2 Bucharest Minor? Will PGL host yet another major? Or will Valve trust a new organizer for the second Major of the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.