The Dota Pro Circuit’s first major announcement is finally out. PGL will be hosting the Singapore Major in the month of March. This will be the first premier Dota tournament to be held offline after the recent pandemic disrupting every physical tournament across the globe. The announcement came on PGL’s official Twitter page.
After the success of The Manila and Kuala Lumpur Majors, PGL will be hosting the Singapore Major under the banner of ONE Esports in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Games Association (SGGA). The tournament prize pool is $500,000, which is considerably lower than that of previous Major tournaments in Dota 2. For contrast, 2016’s The Kuala Lumpur Major had a prize pool of $3 million, and 2018’s The Manila Major boasted a prize pool of $1 million.
The major will be the first of its kind to be hosted in 4k resolution with them already streaming the DPC 2021 SEA Upper Bracket in 4k quality, good news for those of us with superb internet and compatible devices.
As announced before, the tournament will feature 18 teams from across regions, seeded according to the ongoing Season 1 of the DPC 2021. The regional distribution is as follows:
Europe – 4 teams
China – 4 teams
SEA – 3 teams
CIS – 3 team
NA – 2 teams
SA – 2 teams
This is the second time that PGL is hosting a tournament in Singapore; its first stint was the One Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational in late 2019 held in the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Vici Gaming had snatched $200k in tournament winnings.