Arlington, Texas seems like an unlikely spot for a Dota 2 Major, but tickets are on sale for fans to head out west.
Fans can now secure their seats at the Dota 2 Arlington Major. Ticket sales are live with single-day options for the whole weekend. Tickets are being sold at a discount as of this writing, but could go up from here. Of course, it always helps to have plans for travel and lodgings before committing to buying a ticket.
The official site for Arlington Major tickets is Tixr. Prices for the tickets depend on the day fans intend to be in the stadium.
- Friday – $40
- Saturday – $60
- Sunday – $80
The live event will take place from August 12 to 14. The tournament itself will start much earlier, but fans will not be able to watch the group stages in person. Those who miss the initial Arlington Major ticket sales can potentially purchase them from resellers. Expect prices to significantly increase for second-hand tickets.
Things to consider before buying Arlington Dota 2 Major tickets
It’s easy to get overexcited about a Dota 2 major in the United States, but there are a few things travelers should consider before buying tickets to Arlington.
The first thing to know is the heat. Texas is extremely hot, even in northern cities like Arlington. August is also the peak of the Texas summer, so people should expect to bake while outside. Current projections estimate temperatures around 95 degrees Fahrenheit during the major weekend, or 35 degrees Celcius. Shorts are a must and hydration is extremely important.
The second is lodging. There are a few hotels close to Esports Stadium Arlington including the Sheraton Arlington Hotel and a Hilton Garden Inn. In a business city like Arlington, hotel rooms can get expensive. Looking for an Airbnb or purchasing hotel accommodations well in advance can help avoid high prices.
Finally, transportation. Parking can get scarce in Arlington, so it’s best to consider rideshare platforms or public transportation. A parking ticket is a terrible souvenir to take home from the Arlington Major. The only real offering is buses, as walking in the Texas heat can get tiring. Some hotels may offer transport buses for the event.