PGL confirms Singapore Major first LAN of the year coming at the end of March
ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021 will mark the return to LAN tournaments for Dota 2 scene after a 14 month break enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organized in partnership with ONE Esports and Singapore Tourism Board, the first Major of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit will be hosted by PGL and will run with a total of 18 teams fighting in a LAN setup March 25 – April 4 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“We are pleased to come back to Singapore for another great tournament after the Dota 2 Singapore Invitational 2019. PGL is honored to present the first Major of Winter 21 DPC, which will occur in one of the safest places possible – Singapore. After running The Manila Major and The Kuala Lumpur Major, we are now returning with another memorable event in Southeast Asia. We are committed to this region with a strategic partnership with Singapore’s primary trade association for esports; the Singapore Games Association (SGGA), and we are more than happy to run great events for SEA and Dota 2 over and over again,” said Silviu Stroie, PGL CEO in the official announcement.
No information regarding audience access was revealed just yet, but even with Singapore being regarded as one of the most “safe” countries in the world right now, it is very likely that the tournament will be held in a bubble format with either limited seating or no live audience at all.
ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021 will welcome a total of 18 teams coming from the Upper Divisions of the first season of Dota Pro Circuit. The competition will be held in three stages as follows:
- Six teams, single round-robin
- All matches are two-game series
- Top two teams advance to the group stage
- Remaining teams are eliminated
- 8 teams, single round-robin, two-game series
- Top 2 teams advance to the Major Upper Bracket playoffs
- 3rd to 6th placed teams advance to the Major Lower Bracket playoffs
- 7th-8th placed teams are eliminated
- 12 teams, double elimination bracket
- Europe – 4
- China – 4
- Southeast Asia – 3
- CIS – 3
- North America – 2
- South America – 2
With the DPC format change, the Majors have also been adjusted and besides the Wild Card addition to the tournament format, the prize pool and DPC points distribution has also been changed. From all 18 participants only the top 8 will receive a share of the $500,000 prize pool and the 2,7000 DPC points.
ONE Esports Singapore Major 2021 prize pool and DPC points distribution:
- 1st place: $200,000 and 500 DPC points
- 2nd place: $100,000 and 450 DPC points
- 3rd place: $75,000 and 400 DPC points
- 4th place: $50,000 and 350 DPC points
- 5th/6th place: $25,000 and 300 DPC points
- 7th/8th place: $12,500 and 200 DPC points
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