Dota 2 Majors 2018-2019: schedule, bracket, date, groups, and talents

Dota 2 Majors 2018-2019: schedule, bracket, date, groups, and talents

All the info on the five Majors of the Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season. Date, schedule, bracket, groups, and talents will be updated on this page over time.

General info

  • The Dota Pro Circuit will have 5 Majors during the 2018-2019 season.

  • All the Majors must have at least sixteen teams, with at least two qualifiers per region. The regions for the additional qualifier slots are assigned by Valve depending on the Major.

  • The winner of the preceding Minor earns a spot in the following Major.

  • Even if not officially confirmed, the Playoffs should all feature a double-elimination bracket.

  • All the Majors have a $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points up for grabs.

DPC points and Prize Pool distribution

Place Prize DPC Points Percentage
1st $350,000 4950 33%
2nd $170,000 3000 20%
3rd $100,000 2100 14%
4th $80,000 1350 9%
5-6th $60,000 900 6%
7-8th $40,000 450 3%
9-12th $15,000 150 1%
13-16th $10,000 75 0.5%

Quick Links

The Kuala Lumpur Major

  • Date: from November 9th to 18th, 2018

  • Arena days: 16th to 18th

  • Location: Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Organizer: PGL

  • LAN Patch: 7.19d

Trailer

 

Teams

 

Europe

  • Team Secret

    • Nisha, MidOne, zai, YapzOr, Puppey

      • Coach: Sunbhie

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas

    • Ace, Fata, MinD_ContRoL3, Saksa, ppd

  • Alliance

    • qojqva, miCKe, Boxi, iNSaNiA, Taiga

      • Coach: Loda

CIS

  • Virtus.pro

    • RAMZES666, No[o]ne, 9pasha, RodjER, Solo

      • Coach: ArsZeeqq

  • Gambit Esports

    • Daxak, Afoninje, AfterLife, KingR, VANSKOR

      • Coach: boolk

China

  • PSG.LGD

    • Ame, Somnus丶M, Chalice, fy, xNova

      • Coach: QQQ

  • Vici Gaming

    • Paparazi灬, Ori, Yang, Fade, Dy

      • Coach: rOtk

  • Team Aster

    • Sylar, loveyouloveme4, Xxs, BoBoKa, Fenrir

      • Coaches: BurNIng, Q

North America

  • Evil Geniuses

    • Arteezy, SumaiL, s4, Cr1t-, Fly

      • Coach: Bulba

  • Forward Gaming

    • Resolut1on, YawaR, UNiVeRsE, MSS, SVG

      • Coach: Aui 2000

  • J.Storm

    • Moo, Bryle, Forev, MiLAN, March

      • Coach: DeMoN

SEA

  • Fnatic

    • MP, Abed, iceiceice, DJ, Jabz

      • Coach: DuBu

  • TNC Predator

    • Gabbi, Armel, Kuku, Tims, ninjaboogie

      • Coach: Kipspul

  • Tigers (DreamLeague S10 Minor winner)

    • Ahjit, inYourdreaM, Moonmeander, Xepher, 1437

South America

  • paiN Gaming

    • hFn, w33, tavo, KINGRD, MiSeRy

  • paiN X

    • ritsu, CCnC, 4dr, FLee, Liposa

 

Teams - The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 - PGL

 

Talent List

 

Hosts

  • Paul "Redeye" Chaloner

  • Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden

Analysts

  • Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg

  • Brian "BSJ" Canavan

  • Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier

  • David "GoDz" Parker

  • Johan "pieliedie" Åström

Casters

  • Toby "TobiWan" Dawson

  • Kyle "melonzz" Freedman

  • Owen "ODPixel" Davies

  • Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas

  • Andrew "Zyori" Campbell

  • Trent "TrentPax" MacKenzie

  • Dakota "KotLGuy" Cox

  • Grant "GranDGranT" Harris

EGG Casters

  • Danelie Purdue

  • Lysander Xonora

  • Partibhan "OnTheGo"

  • Sean "Hades" Goh

Fluffs

  • Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner

  • Pinda Rika "PindaPanda" Dorji

  • Lawrence "Malystryx" Phillips

Observers:

  • Johan "Weppas" Westberg

  • Rikard "skrff" Holm Melin

Interviewer:

  • Faraz Shababi

 

Talent List - The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 - PGL

Main English Stream - PGL

Secondary streams

Schedule

Group Stage

Date: November 9-10th, 2018.

  • The sixteen teams are split in four groups of four teams each.

  • The Group Stage follows the GSL format with a Bo3 double-elimination bracket.

  • The best two teams of each group advance to the upper bracket of the main event while the bottom two teams will have to fight in the lower bracket.

Groups - The Kuala Lumpur Major 2018 - TNC Predator

Opening Matches

Group A

  • Team Secret vs. J.Storm

  • paiN Gaming vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas

Group B

  • Evil Geniuses vs. Team Aster

  • Vici Gaming vs. TNC Predator

Group C

  • PSG.LGD vs. Tigers

  • Fnatic vs. Gambit Esports

Group D

  • Virtus.pro vs. Alliance

  • Forward Gaming vs. paiN X

Starting Time - The Kuala Lumpur Major - PGL

Group Stage Schedule

All times in Malaysia time zone (MYT).

MYT time now:

Day 1 - November 9th - Groups A and B

  • 10:00 - Group A - Team Secret vs J.Storm (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 10:00 - Group A - Pain Gaming vs NiP (Bo3) - Stream#3

  • 10:00 - Group B - Evil Geniuses vs Team Aster (Bo3) - Stream#2

  • 10:00 - Group B - Vici Gaming vs TNC Predator (Bo3) - Stream#4

  • 13:00 - Group A - First Place Decider (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 13:00 - Group B - First Place Decider (Bo3) - Stream#2

  • 16:00 - Group A - Last Place Decider (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 16:00 - Group B - Last Place Decider (Bo3) - Stream#2

  • 19:00 - Group A - Second & Third Decider (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 19:00 - Group B - Second & Third Decider (Bo3) - Stream#2

 
 

Images: PGL

Day 2 - November 10th - Groups C and D

  • 10:00 - Group D - Virtus.pro vs Alliance (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 10:00 - Group D - Match#2 (Bo3) - Stream#3

  • 10:00 - Group C - PSG.LGD vs Tigers (Bo3) - Stream#2

  • 10:00 - Group C - Fnatic vs Gambit Esports (Bo3) - Stream#4

  • 13:00 - Group D - First Place Decider (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 13:00 - Group C - First Place Decider (Bo3) - Stream#2

  • 16:00 - Group D - Last Place Decider (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 16:00 - Group C - Last Place Decider (Bo3) - Stream#2

  • 19:00 - Group D - Second & Third Decider (Bo3) - Main Stream

  • 19:00 - Group C - Second & Third Decider (Bo3) - Stream#2

 
 

Images: PGL

Main Event

Date: November 11-18th, 2018.

  • The Playoffs feature a double-elimination bracket with Bo3 games.

  • The Grand Final is Bo5; only the Lower Bracket Round 1 matches are Bo1.

Main event bracket - The Kuala Lumpur Major - PGL

Playoffs Schedule

All times in Malaysia time zone (MYT).

MYT time now:

Day 1 - November 11th - UBR 1 and LBR 1

  • 13:00 - Upper Bracket Round 1 - Match#1 (Bo3)

  • 16:00 - Upper Bracket Round 1 - Match#2 (Bo3)

  • 19:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1 - Match#1 (Bo1)

  • 20:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1 - Match#2 (Bo1)

Day 2 - November 12th - UBR 1 and LBR 1

  • 13:00 - Upper Bracket Round 1 - Match#3 (Bo3)

  • 16:00 - Upper Bracket Round 1 - Match#4 (Bo3)

  • 19:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1 - Match#3 (Bo1)

  • 20:00 - Lower Bracket Round 1 - Match#4 (Bo1)

Day 3 - November 13th - LBR 2

  • 10:00 - Lower Bracket Round 2 - Match#1 (Bo3)

  • 13:00 - Lower Bracket Round 2 - Match#2 (Bo3)

  • 16:00 - Lower Bracket Round 2 - Match#3 (Bo3)

  • 19:00 - Lower Bracket Round 2 - Match#4 (Bo3)

Day 4 - November 14th - LBR 3

  • 10:00 - Lower Bracket Round 3 - Match#1 (Bo3)

  • 13:00 - Lower Bracket Round 3 - Match#2 (Bo3)

Day 5 - November 16th - UBR 2 and LBR 4

  • 12:00 - Upper Bracket Round 2 - Match#1 (Bo3)

  • 15:00 - Upper Bracket Round 2 - Match#2 (Bo3)

  • 18:00 - Lower Bracket Round 4 - Match#1 (Bo3)

Day 6 - November 17th - Upper Bracket Final and LBR 4-5

  • 12:00 - Lower Bracket Round 4 - Match#2 (Bo3)

  • 15:00 - Lower Bracket Round 5 (Bo3)

  • 18:00 - Upper Bracket Finals (Bo3)

Day 7 - November 18th - Lower Bracket Final and Grand Final

  • 11:00 - Lower Bracket Final (Bo3)

  • 16:00 - Grand Final (Bo5)

The Chongqing Major

  • Date: from January 19th to 27th, 2019

  • Location: Chongqing, China

  • Organizer: StarLadder

Note: The English, Russian and Chinese broadcast teams will work on-site.

DreamLeague Season 11

  • Date: from March 14th to 24th, 2019

  • Arena days: 22th to 24h

  • Location: Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Organizer: DreamHack

Fourth Dota 2 Major

To be announced. Estimated date: May 2 - May 12.

Fifth Dota 2 Major

To be announced. Estimated date: June 20 - June 30.

Header image: Valve

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