Newbee, VG, Secret, VP are the direct invites to MDL Major
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Four of the top 5 teams in the DPC have accepted direct invites to attend MDL Changsha Major scheduled for May 2018.
As one of the last majors to hit the DPC before The International 8, Newbee, Virtus.pro, ViCi Gaming, and Team Secret will be making an appearance in Changsha, China to fight for the lion's share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and 1500 DPC points. Although Virtus.pro had already secured themselves a direct invite after winning PGL Bucharest Major, the team has stated in an interview, their aim is to continue to attend all Majors and work just as hard in order to "learn everything we can about everyone before TI8."
MDL Changsha Major will be taking place between May 14-20th in Changsha, Hunan, China. According to the annoucement on weibo, Hunan is where the "nation’s first e-sports center was established in Changsha. Hunan-based e-sports players Xiao 8 (Zhang Ning) and Yao (Yao Yao) and other famous players entered the Hunan E-Sports Hall of Fame."
The main event will be held at the Hunan International Convention and Exhibition Center —an "ultra large warehouse".
Twelve teams will gather —four direct invites, five regional qualifier winners and the top three teams from China's DPL Top Season 5 currently underway.
The regional qualifiers will be held as follows:
Europe: March 14-18
CIS: March 21-25
North America: March 22-26
South America: March 23-28
Southeast Asia: April 17-21