The Chinese tournament organizer Mars Media has announced that it will be hosting the Mars Dota 2 League for the first time outside of China with the Paris Major to be hosted at Disneyland Paris.
The MDL Disneyland Paris Major is the fourth Major of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit and will run from May 4 to May 12. Sixteen teams will duke it out for their share of the 1 million dollar prize pool and the 15 thousand Pro Circuit Points needed to qualify for The International.
This marks the first time a Dota2 Major will be held in France, as well as the first esports event to be held by Disney Parks and Resorts since Disneyland Paris hosted ESWC 2010. The MDL Disneyland Paris Major will take place at the Disney Events Arena.
Europe: Team SecretEurope: Team LiquidEurope: OG
China: Keen GamingChina: PSG.LGDChina: Vici Gaming
North America: Evil GeniusesNorth America: compLexity GamingNorth America: TEAM TEAM
CIS: Virtus.proCIS: Team Empire
Southeast Asia: FnaticSoutheast Asia: Minseki
South America: paiN GamingSouth America: Chaos Esports Club
Of the attending teams, Virtus.pro and Team Secret are far ahead in terms of circuit points with 10950 and 9300 respectively. The winner of the MDL Disneyland Paris Major will receive 4950 points; enough to put either Virtus.pro or Team Secret far ahead or to allow Vici Gaming (5850) or Evil Geniuses (4650) to overtake the second spot. Alternatively, a win would allow some of the other contenders to put their name on the map and rise in the rankings.
The most recent Majors were the DreamLeague Season 11 Major in March and the controversial Chongqing Major in January.
Images courtesy of Mars Media