MDL Chengdu Major to be first Major of DPC 2019-2020 season

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of MDL

MDL Chengdu Major will be the first Major of the DPC 2019-2020 season. 

MDL will hold it's 10th iteration of events in Chengdu, Sichuan on November 16-24th. This will be the first Major of the season for teams on the road to TI2020. 

MDL's last event was MDL Disneyland Paris Major in May 2019 which came to a thrilling end when Team Secret trampled over Team Liquid 3:1 to take the championship title.

As with all Majors in the DPC, 15 teams determined via qualifiers and the lucky winner of the BTS Dota Summit Minor will battle it out for the lion's share of the $1,000,00,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.

The qualifiers will be taking place in just a few weeks, October 5-10th, in combination with the qualifiers for the first Minor which will be taking place in Los Angeles, California November 7-10th.

Teams have until September 28th to register their official teams in order to be invited to the closed qualifiers for the first wave. 

MDL Chengdu Major prizepool and point distribution

Place Prize pool Points
1 $300,000 4850
2 $160,000 3000
3 $110,000 2100
4 $80,000 1350
5-6 $60,000 900
5-6 $60,000 900
7-8 $40,000 450
7-8 $40,000 450
9-12 $20,000 150
9-12 $20,000 150
9-12 $20,000 150
9-12 $20,000 150
13-16 $12,500 100
13-16 $12,500 100
13-16 $12,500 100
13-16 $12,500 100


MDL Chengdu Major Format

Phase 1:

4 Bo3 GSL groups of 4.
Top 2 teams per group advance to Upper bracket.
Bottom 2 teams per group advance to lower brackets.

Phase 2:

16 team Double Elimination with 8 starting in Lower Bracket.
Bo1 matches for 1st round of the lower bracket.
Bo5 finals,
Bo3 every other game.



Does it finally feel like the new season is getting started?

Yes, this makes it official now
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No, not until at least the qualifiers
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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


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