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The MDL Chengdu Major Has Begun, Here’s What You Need to Know
Posted by Martin Patino on November 15, 2019

The MDL Chengdu Major has officially begun and we’ll finally see our first glimpse of what the new season of the Dota Pro Circuit will look like. The tournament is the first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC and will feature a prize pool of USD 1 Million and a point pool of 15,000 Pro Circuit Points.

The MDL Chengdu Major is being held at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center in Chengdu, China, from November 16 to 24, 2019. The Group Stage will run from November 16 to 17 following a GSL format while the double-elimination bracket Playoffs will be held from the 18th to the 24th.

Sixteen teams are participating in the MDL Chengdu Major, which are comprised of fifteen teams from six regional qualifiers and one team from the champion of DOTA Summit 11. China, North America, and Southeast Asia were each given three qualifying slots while Europe, CIS, and South America were given two. Here is the list of teams competing at the MDL Chengdu Major:

  • Alliance – Europe
  • Team Liquid – Europe
  • Vici Gaming – China
  • Team Aster – China
  • EHOME – China
  • Gambit Esports – CIS
  • Team Spirit (formerly Positive Guys) – CIS
  • Fnatic – Southeast Asia
  • TNC Predator – Southeast Asia
  • Team Adroit – Southeast Asia
  • Evil Geniuses – North America
  • Fighting PandaS – North America
  • J.Storm – North America
  • Beastcoast – South America
  • Team Unknown – South America
  • Invictus Gaming – Champion, DOTA Summit 11

The champion of the MDL Chengdu Major will go home with USD 300,000 and 4,850 DPC Points while the second and third placers will win USD 160,000 and USD 110,000 as well as 3,000 and 2,100 DPC Points, respectively. Here is the full prize pool and DPC Points pool breakdown for the tournament:

  • 1st – USD 300,000/4,850 DPC Points
  • 2nd – USD 160,000/3,000 DPC Points
  • 3rd – USD 110,000/2,100 DPC Points
  • 4th – USD 80,000/1,350 DPC Points
  • 5th-6th – USD 60,000/900 DPC Points
  • 7th-8th – USD 40,000/450 DPC Points
  • 9th-12th – USD 25,000/150 DPC Points
  • 13th-16th – USD 12,500/100 DPC Points
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