DotA 2’s Championship Season 2 kicks off by Valve announcing the first major of the new season. Last year, the first major of the season was held at Frankfurt, Germany. However, this year the first major will be taking place in a new location. Valve announced that the first event of season 2 will be the Boston Major.
The Boston Major will be presented by PGL and will take place from December 7th to December 10th at Boston’s Wang Theater. Similar to past Majors, 16 teams will be participating in the Boston Major. The event will feature a single-elimination bracket of best-of-three matches, and the semi-finals will be a best-of-five series.
The qualifiers for the Major are only a few weeks away. Teams will start off by qualifying through the open qualifiers which will start on October 23rd and will end on October 26th. The regional qualifiers will start on October 27th and conclude on October 30th. The Group Stage for the event will take place on December 3rd and 4th.
If you are a fan who wants to attend the event, Valve announced that the tickets for the event will be available for purchase starting October 14th. The tickets for the previous Majors sold out in a few hours, so get your tickets as soon as possible.
The Boston Major, like other Majors, has a prize pool of $3 Million, with the winning team taking home $1,110,000. The Boston Major kicks off on the December 7th and will feature the best Dota teams in the world.