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MDL Chengdu Major Group Stage reaches an end

Dota 2 Geoffrey “SophoS” Magdziasz

Title image courtesy of Mars Media

Yesterday, DOTA 2 fans witnessed TNC Predator, Invictus Gaming, Vici Gaming and Team Liquid reach the upper bracket and now they’re joined by four more.

Teams from the North America region put together a notable day 2 in China. Fighting Pandas, Evil Geniuses and J.Storm all earned positions in the upper bracket of the Main Event. Alliance chimed in to grab an upper bracket birth as well.

The remaining teams have been relegated to the lower bracket where they will all need to endure a grueling best-of-one series. Most surprising would be Gambit. The CIS team recently finished in second place at ESL One Hamburg 2019, very nearly taking the Grand Finals from TNC Predator. However, they’re now on the brink of elimination following an abysmal start to the Major and within a group where most viewers would perceive them as favorites.

Also, with a commendable appearance was the South Americans, beastcoast. Regardless of falling to the lower bracket, beastcoast overpowered Gambit Esports before succumbing to J.Storm in a contested series.

The main event starts tomorrow, November 18.

MDL Chengdu Major Teams

Sweden Alliance
Europe Team Liquid
China Vici Gaming
China Team Aster
China EHOME
CIS Gambit
CIS Team Spirit
Malaysia Fnatic
Philippines TNC Predator
Philippines Team Adroit
United States  Evil Geniuses
United States Fighting Pandas
United States J.Storm 
Peru beastcoast
Peru Team Unknown
China Invictus Gaming

MDL Chengdu Major Groups

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

MDL Chengdu Major prize pool 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

MDL is holding it's 10th iteration of events in Chengdu, Sichuan on November 16-24th. This is the first Major of the season for teams on the road to TI2020. Sixteen teams —15 teams determined via qualifiers and the lucky winner of the BTS Dota Summit Minor —are batteling it out for the lion's share of the $1,000,00,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.

 

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Geoffrey “SophoS” Magdziasz
Accounting graduate, Esports enthusiast, aspiring businessman. Follow on Twitter @SophoS_Dota

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