The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018: tournament draw and news

09 November 2018 The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018: tournament draw and news

9 to 18 November, the capital of Malaysia will host the Dota 2 tournament – The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018.

The Kuala Lumpur Major is the first Major competition of the 2018/2019 season.

PGL, an organizer of the eSports event, has already conducted a draw and divided 16 teams into four groups consisting of four participants:

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

J.Storm

Evil Geniuses

Fnatic

Alliance

Ninjas in Pyjamas

TNC Predator

Gambit Esports

Forward Gaming

Team Secret

Team Aster

PSG.LGD

Virtus.pro

paiN Gaming

Vici Gaming

Tigers

paiN X

 

 

 

 

Kuala Lumpur Major qualifiers took place from 17 to 21 September. Each team received its own slot as a winner of regional qualifying stages. The only exception was Tigers passing as a winner of the first minor season.

The tournament involves:

  • three teams from Europe, China, and North America;
  • two teams from the CIS countries, Southeast Asia, and South America;
  • one team: the champion of Dota 2 Dream League Season 10.

Players will follow the GSL system: the best of three matches (first matches; winner matches; loser matches; matches for the second place). Teams do not drop out after defeat. The score affects only their places in the tournament table.

The first matches will start on November 9 at 5:00 Moscow time. The last three days of the tournament will be held before the live audience, while the rest games will be available in the online mode. Participants and attendees will be brought together by Axiata Arena designed for 16,000 people.

The prize pool of The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 is $1 billion and 15,000 DPC points. It will be allocated among the teams:

  • 1st place – $350,000 and 4950 points;
  • 2nd place – $170,000 and 3000 points;
  • 3rd place – $100,000 and 2100 points;
  • 4th place – $80,000 and 1350 points;
  • 5th-6th places – $60,000 and 900 points;
  • 7th-8th places – $40,000 and 450 points;
  • 9th-12th places – $15,000 and 150 points;
  • 13th-16th places – $10,000 and 75 points.

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