Taking the Dota 2 scene completely by surprise Valve announced the Boston Major last night. In a post on the Dota 2 website last night we found that the East coast is getting a major! As a person living in the northeast I am very excited. It does open up a few questions though. If the first major of this season is in North America where will the International be held? with only 3 majors and not 4 this year will we see one in Russia? Does Cr1t look as good in person as he does in footage?
Hopefully we will be able to answer all these questions and more soon!
Boston Major Details
The Major will take place December 7th through the 10th at the Wang theatre in Boston. The sixteen teams will have a single-elimination playoff bracket in best-of-three matches, with a best-of-five Grand Finals. This is a different style than the normal tournament and its in a really different venue so I’m very excited to see more.
Tickets go on sale Friday October 14th, and the group stages are December 3rd and 4th.
The hype is real!