The Kuala Lumpur Major
With the release of Dota 2 back in 2013 this game has become one of the most popular eSports games of all time. Huge prize pools and dedicated fans are just some of the key factors that make this game really shine in the world of gaming. Today we are going to be talking about a Major that will be happening over in Malaysia which will make this Dota 2’s 6th major event for PGL Studios, Kuala Lumpur Major.
The Worlds Best
Kuala Lumpur Major will be taking place in the beautiful city of Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between the November 9th through the 18th. There will be 15 of the best Dota 2 teams competing from all over the globe together in the same stadium for a prize pool of $1,000,000.
We have teams from different regions such as Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, CIS, and China. Only two teams will make it to the grand finals to compete for the major prize, will you be there to see who takes it home? The event will also be streamed on popular game broadcasting site Twitch.tv and if you are really a fan, you can buy tickets and go see it live!
There are some huge sponsors that will be hosting the event such as Monster Energy, KFC, Intel, HyperX, and Predator. It makes sense to me that some of these big sponsors are looking to support the game due to its HUGE influence in this market.
The first ever Dota 2 major started off at $1,000,000 and ever since then have solidified the fact that they are not playing around when it comes to eSports and competition. These players are making great livings practicing Dota 2 and showing off their skills to 100,000’s of players around the globe.
Currently, we are on hold and waiting till November 9th until any more matches are played. The Group Stages will play out as so, four groups of four teams each, best of 3 double-elimination brackets, top two teams from each group advance to the upper bracket of the main event, and the bottom two advance to the lower bracket.
It’s pretty straightforward and we should be seeing a lot of close games due to the talent of both these teams. There will also be analysts at the desks and casters to make sure that these games go smooth and everything that goes on will be legitimate plays and no scuffing the rules.
Dota 2 Pro Circuit
The Kuala Lumpur Major is part of what is called the Dota 2 Pro Circuit which if you don’t know much about Dota 2 this will be some very interesting news to you. The Dota 2 Pro Circuit is a year-long event that determines which teams are the best in the world.
They plan on doing 5 Major and Minor events which will last a whole season, during that season the Minor events have a total of eight teams, and whoever qualifies for the Minors will automatically be moved into the Major events. This is a way of weeding out which teams are truly the best on a worldwide scale.
Dota 2 Kuala Lumpur Major Predictions
There are a few teams that I believe have a winning chance and will take home the cake at the end of the day. I wanted to discuss a bit about Vici Gaming because they had an incredible run at ESL One Hamburg and prove that they have great performance when it comes to big events.
There are certain teams that perform well under pressure and are not altered by the crowd and this is one of those teams. The only downside to Vici is that they are not very consistent when it comes to keeping that good flow. They seem to lose it halfway through the match or not perform as solid as they did in the previous matches.
Team Secret is another one of those “underdog” teams that you should keep your eye out on. After there performance in TI 8, they made some roster changes that should really help them out when moving forward in these events. They are a powerhouse and have the ability to be a top-tier team if they put in the hard work and focus on making the correct plays. This team is definitely capable of beating any “lower” tier team, and will soon dominate the top tier teams in due time.
My last prediction will be PSG.LGD. I want to touch on this team a bit because of the performance they had in TI 8, where they made it to the finals but didn’t quite secure the win against OG. They have a remarkable roster combining fresh stars to old-time veterans and this makes for a killer combo moving forward into the professional scene. They have a will to succeed, and a drive that has pushed there team to leaps and boundaries that only top-tier Dota 2 teams could dream of. Don’t let these guys slip past you this event.
So there we have it, folks! We touched a bit on what we should expect moving forward with this major and how I believe it will all play out. The teams I mentioned have all done really well in there own regard and I wouldn’t be surprised to see these teams all securing top spots in this Major. Dota 2 has grown a lot since early 2013 and proves to be one of the most anticipated eSports games of our time and is truly a complicated game.
Remember that the game will be streamed on PGL’s Twitch.tv channel and if you really want to feel the energy then make a trip out to Malaysia at the Axiata Arena in beautiful Kuala Lumpur. We hope you enjoyed this read and if you have any questions for us please reach out to us, we would love to hear your feedback.