American Dota 2 fans can finally look forward to another Dota 2 major taking place on home soil.
PGL has announced plans for a $500,000 Dota 2 major in August 2022. The tournament will take place in Arlington, Texas as part of the Dota Pro Circuit. After almost six years away, Dota 2 will finally get a major in the United States. PGL has also confirmed plans for a live audience to cheer on teams from around the world. The Dota 2 Arlington Major will mark the final Dota 2 major before The International 2022.
PGL announced the event early on March 17. The official press release revealed that the event will feature a live audience, something that Dota 2 has sorely lacked since the beginning of the online era. The Dota 2 Arlington Major will serve as the grand finale of the Dota Pro Circuit Summer tour. It will double as the final stopping point before The International 2022.
The Dota 2 Arlington Major will take place in Arlington, Texas starting on August 4. The event will feature 18 teams from across the world. Based on current Dota Pro Circuit qualification rules, it should feature three teams from each of the six major regions. Teams will battle for the final chunk of DPC ranking points in Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest esports-dedicated arena in the United States.
Dota 2 Arlington Major will be the first American Dota 2 major since 2016
Dota 2 is developed in Valve’s headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. But the Arlington Major will be the first American Dota 2 major in a very long time. The last significant tournament to take place in the US was the Boston Major in 2016. That event was also hosted by PGL, and it’s something the company clearly takes pride in.
“Dota 2 has a lot of fans in the US, and Arlington has a perfect location for tournaments of this caliber: Esports Stadium. We are fortunate to be back in North America with another Major after Boston. We love to run events in the USA, and we have wonderful memories from 2016: it was a great tournament, and the fans were fantastic.” PGL CEO Silviu Stroie said.