The next Dota 2 Major is heading to Kiev, Ukraine this Spring 2017
After a long wait, the CIS region will finally get a taste of a what a Valve event feels like.
The CIS Region is now confirmed to be the next stop of Valve’s Dota 2 Majors tournament series as Kiev, Ukraine is chosen as the host city of the Spring Major this coming 2017. Home to TI1 Champions Natus Vincere, Kiev has become one of the hubs of professional gaming in CIS enough for it to have its own Esports dedicated arena, the Kiev Cyberspot Arena.
The Kiev Major will still be organized together with PGL who first handled Valve’s Major tournament series starting with Manila last June 2016, and is also behind the ongoing Boston Major. The Kiev Major will be the last Major before the pro Dota 2 culmination event, the The International Dota 2 Championships, happening later in 2017 and will take place on April 20-23, 2017. While Kiev does have its own Cybersports Arena, a location is still yet to be revealed for the event, albeit many are expecting that it will take place in the said stadium.
The Open Qualifiers will start this coming March 6-9, 2017 with the winning teams to join the Main Qualifiers together with other invited teams in March 10, 2017, the Direct and Qualifier invite list is expected to be revealed sometime late February 2017 though right now the current semi-finalists of the Boston Major, teams Evil Geniuses, Digital Chaos, OG Dota 2 and Ad Finem may have already earned themselves a direct invite.
More information from Valve regarding the Spring Major should be made available soon.