Chongqing Major 2019: bracket, participants, and prizes18 January 2019
Dota 2 lovers were looking forward to the start of Chongqing Major 2019, a major of a new gaming season of 2018-2019.
The tournament begins on January 19. The article reveals participants, prize points, and format of the tournament.
What is Chongqing Major?
Major is the second out of the five majors of 2018-2019 DPC season. The Dota 2 professional tournament will take place in the Chinese city of Chongqing from 19 to 27 of January.
One held an open qualifier to determine Chongqing Major participants. 16 teams from around the world will compete for the title of winner. The prize pool is $1 million and 15,000 DPC Points.
Chongqing Major format
The tournament will involve teams from Europe, Russia, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, South America, and the USA.
The group stage will be held on January 19-20:
- all matches will follow the BO3 format;
- 16 teams will be divided into four groups;
- the two best teams will enter the Upper Bracket of playoff;
- the two worst teams will enter the Lower Bracket.
Teams will be united into groups as follows:
- Group A: Russian Virtus.pro, Philippine TNC Predator, US Chaos Esports Club, and Chinese EHOME.
- Group B: European Team Secret, Chinese PSG.LGD, US Forward Gaming, and Peruvian Thunder Predator.
- Group C: European Team Liquid, Chinese Vici Gaming, US J.Storm, and Russian NoPango.
- Group D: US Evil Geniuses, Malaysian Fnatic, and Swedish Alliance, and Chinese Team Aster.
The playoff will be conducted on January 22-27:
- all games will be based on the double elimination system;
- the Lower Bracket first tournament will be in the BO1 format;
- the grand final will be in the BO5 format;
- the rest matches will be in the BO3 format.
Team review: who is the favorite?
Betting providers distinguish several teams, which have a lot of believers.
- Virtus.pro is one of the tournament’s favorites. The team has already proved its professional skills by winning the major in Malaysia.
- Team Liquid has a promising future. The team can be described as an experienced and constant high position holder.
- Many people also believe in Team Secret becoming the second one in the major in Kuala Lumpur.
- PSG.LGD is the only Chinese team that has managed to win majors. Moreover, the tournament has selected players using a complicated qualifier.
Awards and points of Chongqing Major 2019
The winner will receive $350,000 and 4,950 DPC Points. runner-up will obtain $170,000 and 3,000 DPC Points. third winner will get $100,000 and 2,100 DPC Points.