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Dota 2 majors return with Singapore LAN in March

A major in March was an ambitious goal for Valve, but real plans have emerged for a $500,000 tournament hosted in Singapore. Heralding the return of international LAN Dota.
Dota 2 majors return with Singapore LAN in March

Concrete plans for what will be the first Dota 2 major in fourteen months have been released by tournament organizer PGL.

Eighteen teams will compete for $500,000 in Singapore between March 27th and April 4th. The exact venue and schedule for the event are yet to be publicized. Region-based slots will be distributed as shown.

  • Europe - 4 slots
  • China - 4 slots
  • Southeast Asia - 3 slots
  • Eastern Europe - 3 slots
  • North America - 2 slots
  • South America - 2 slots

Dota 2 Singapore major to be held in March

This event marks the first Major since DreamLeague Season 13 in (what we thought) was the pre-covid days of January 2020. The normally-seasonal events are the most prestigious events in Dota outside of The International. The 2020 Dota Pro Circuit was cancelled as the effects of the coronavirus restricted travel, removing more than $2.3 million in prize money from the scene.

PGL DOta 2 major(Picture: PGL) 

The 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s first season is almost halfway done. Six regions each have an upper and lower division with $205,000 and $75,000 prize pools respectively.

PGL is currently hosting the Southeast Asian leg of the DPC. They’re one of the few broadcasters to support 4K resolution streaming, a perk that will extend to the Major. PGL will also host the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major of the year in Stockholm starting October 23rd, 2021.