There are only three DPC tournaments (excluding The International 2019) left and one of them is starting tomorrow, 4 May 2019. The MDL Disneyland Paris Major is the second to last major and it takes place at the “happiest place on earth” but there is no doubt that things will get very serious for the Dota 2 pro teams involved. I, for one, will be watching every match I can and to help plan for the tournament, here’s everything you need to know about it.
First off, the MDL Disneyland Paris Major begins on 4 May and it will run until 12 May 2019. This weekend (4 and 5 May), the group stages will take place in a GSL format, with the top two teams in each group will advance to the upper bracket of the Playoffs, while the bottom two teams will have to claw their way through the lower bracket. All games in the group stages are best-of-three.
From 6 to 12 May 2019, the Playoffs take place. All of the matches are best-of-three, except for the first round of the lower bracket wish is a daunting best-of-one. Further, the grand finals will be a best-of-five match. Check out the images below which shows how the group stage taking place this weekend will work.
Group Stage times
The group stage for the tournament will kick off at 10:00 South African time each day which is great news for our local Dota 2 fans. Normally we have to get up in the early hours of the morning to catch the first matches as South African time is the same as the time in Paris.
The opening matches that will all kick off together at 10:00 are as follows:
- Virtus.pro versus Beastcoast
- Keen Gaming versus Team Liquid
- Team Secret versus Team Empire
- Ninjas in Pyjamas versus Chaos Esports Club
The next round of matches will kick off at 17:00 South African time and include:
- Vici Gaming versus paiN Gaming
- PSG.LGD versus Mineski
- Evil Geniuses versus compLexity Gaming
- Fnatic versus OG
Yes, EG and OG are in the same group for the MDL Disneyland Paris Major and I, for one, can’t wait to see these teams clash, especially now that Ana is back. You can catch the matches live via multiple streams as well as on the official page for the tournament.
Prize pool and DPC points distribution
The tournament features a massive $1 million prize pool which will be distributed between the teams depending on their placement. At the time of writing the specific prize pool distribution is unknown, but we do know what the DPC points distribution will look like. Importantly, the team who wins, even if they do not have DPC points for the season yet, will get enough to go straight into The International 2019. Even the runners-up will have their spot at The International 2019 all-but-secured, so there is definitely a lot to play for.
1st place: 4,950 DPC points
2nd place: 3,000 DPC points
3rd place: 2,100 DPC points
4th place: 1,350 DPC points
5-6th place: 900 DPC points
7-8th place: 450 DPC points
9-12th place: 150 DPC points
13-16th place: 75 DPC points
Which team are you shouting for in the MDL Disneyland Paris Major? Let us know in the comment section below.