It’s time for the first Dota 2 Major tournament of the fall season – The Boston Major. The tournament will be presented by PGL and it will be held from the 7th to the 10th of December 2016. The event will be held at the Wang Theatre, which is of course located in Boston, USA.
The tournament format for the Boston Major will be similar to The International series. A total of sixteen teams will go through a single-elimination playoff bracket in best of three matches, while a best of five Grand Final event will determine the winner of the $3,000,000 (approximately RM12.3 million) prize pool.
The announcement of the Boston Major is a little unusual for Valve, as it has previously indicated that the Major tournaments would be held outside the United States. It is unknown if the Boston Major is replacing any of the tournaments held last year, and Valve is taking its time to reveal the rest of its plans for the 2016/2017 season.
Tickets for the Main Event will go on sale on the 14th of October 2016, while the open qualifiers will commence from the 23rd to the 26th of October. After that, the regional qualifiers will start from the 27th to the 30th of October with the group stages deciding the seeding for the main bracket on the 3rd to 4th of December 2016.