The Shanghai Major 2016
March 2nd – March 6th
The Shanghai Major 2016 will be the first Major tournament of the year which will be held in the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. This is event is the first of 2 major tournaments sponsored by Valve, boasting a huge $3,000,000 prize pool! The event will included 16 teams from 4 different qualifiers, along with 8 of the teams getting a direct invite such as virtus.pro and alliance. Format for this major will be in a Group Stage Double-elimination bracket.
Dota Pit League Season 4
March 19th – March 20th
The Dota Pit League Season 4 will take place across the weekend Saturday 19/3/16 – Sunday 20/3/16 which will feature the 8 teams, 4 from invites and 4 from previous qualifier tournaments. There will be a minimum total prize pool of $100,000 USD which may increase based on the popularity of the event from ticket sales. This event hosted by Dota Pit will be held in Croatia’s Spaladium Arena.
ESL One Manila 2016
April 23rd – April 24th
This particular tournament will be hosted by major gaming organization ESL, which has previously hosted a multitude of gaming tournaments from various games such as Counter strike and League of Legends. The prize pool currently set for this tournament is at $250,000 USD which may be increased. The event is not sponsored by valve and will feature 8 trams in total, 6 of them from regional qualifiers with the remaining 2 being invited directly
WePlay Dota 2 League Season 3
May 6th – May 8th
This tournament will be a HUGE step up from the WePlay Dota 2 League Season 2 they had previously hosted. This time, the prize pool will be raised to $200,000$ USD, almost 10 times higher than the second time they hosted the WePlay Dota 2 League series. Due to the enormity of the prize pool this time, major teams such as Evil Geniuses, Team Secret and virtus.pro have already accepted the invite to play in this tournament. Its a one not to be missed with such big names already confirming their intent to participate.