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DreamLeague Season 8 to be a Major; qualifiers around the corner

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

DreamLeague Season 8 is set to be one of the first Majors in the new system - taking place early December with the open and closed qualifiers getting ready to unfold in September. 

With the new Major/Minor system peering out from the horizon, DreamLeague has kicked things up a notch to join the ranks of hosting one of the first Majors of the new Dota 2 year. Increasing from a $175,000 prize pool, Season 8 will now boast the required $1,000,000 prize pool complete with all the prestige, bells and whistles to come with the honor. 

Historically the league season has been riddled with last minute team changes and withdrawals as teams had over extended their schedules and prioritized other events. This year, their Major status is bound to keep everyone put and still deliver the season of meme's fans have come to expect and love. 

The event details are still not revealed, only enough information has been delivered to whet one's appetite for what is to come. As a Major Event, there will be qualifiers for each of the 6 regions to participate in including open and closed qualifiers. Eight teams total will advance to the LAN finals to be held at DreamHack Winter December 1-4th. 

Team Liquid bested Planet Odd 3:2 in a thriling grand finals last month in season 7 at DreamHack Atlanta, only moments before The International 2017. It should have been a foreshadowing of what the future would hold, as Team Liquid went on to claim the Aegis of Immortal three weeks later. 

 

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

Discussion

  • Jia "Evilgod" Chen ,
    TI top 6 got 4 CN teams, and this Major only gives one slot for the CN region out of 8. so much afraid of losing? It is better to invite none CN team.
    • Misha "reasonableman" Pipisukin ,
      who cares about top 6? the only big tournament last year that chinese team won was DAC.
      • Joseph "Sirohige" Chang ,
        So CIS deserves 0 slot. Please name one Valve event CIS teams won. TI1? Oh, it`s too long ago.
    • Momo "SamsoN96" Jeremic ,
      same goes for chinese tournaments... they mostly invite chinese teams and have 1-2 teams from other regions and visa issues are reduced a lot makes sense to me
      • Jia "Evilgod" Chen ,
        That is exactly we should avoid here. Before all these third-party tournaments become 'major' or 'minor' (giving points), they can do whatever make sense to them. But they are 'major' and 'minor' now, they should be fair to certain extent following certain rules.
    • "Booncz" ,
      what, and there I was thinking that China vs. the world arguments were like 5 years obsolete...but since you are bringing it up, look through the results of all the tournaments during the past few years, ups, if it was up to the results they'd get 0,5 slots... But of course it's not about that, almost the tournaments divide the slots according to where the LAN is situated...
      • Jia "Evilgod" Chen ,
        It is not about the China Vs World, but about being fair and professional as a 'major' event. Otherwise all other 'major' tournaments will follow the same unprofessional invitations. By the way how did you reach 0.5 slot conclusion? out of 7 Tis, Chinese won 3 of them.
        • "Booncz" ,
          is this TI? this is mid season tournament... EDIT: the point about fairness is actually a fair point...I guess the Chinese events have more spots for Chinese teams, that way it should be somehow balanced...
  • Seyed Hessam "Mad_Man" Hosseini ,
    Interesting Fact. Cloud9( EE stack former team NP) withdrew from dreamleauge Season 7 and they were banned from DreamLeague for an entire year. I guess they didn't know that this is going to be a major(proof>>>http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/news/44533-np-receive-one-year-ban-from-dreamleague) :D I wonder if they can change the rules and have mercy on them.
    • Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani ,
      The team was banned, not necessarily the individual players. Now that the team is split apart I highly doubt it will apply to each of the teams players are on..I could be wrong of course

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