We are pushing through 2019 and a whole lot of DOTA 2 has already happened. But there are still some big money tournaments yet to start, and some ongoing tournaments that have just begun. If you want to get deeper into DOTA 2 matches, you can check top betting sites like YouWager for odds and get into the action yourself!

Mars DOTA 2 League |  Disneyland Paris Major

This event is going to be HUGE! This is the first time that the MDL has ever taken an event outside of China, so we should expect them to pull out all the stops.


16 of the top DOTA 2 teams in the world will hit Paris to try and snag up their portion of the $1,000,000.00 prize pool dedicated to this event. This event is groundbreaking in several ways.

  • First ever MDL away from China (as we mentioned)
  • First ever DOTA 2 Major held in France
  • First eSports tournament hosted by Disney since 2010.

How it works

15 teams will make the cut through regional qualifiers, three teams per region. The final team will be whoever is the winner of the OGA Dota Pit Minor.

The format is double-elimination with eight teams in two brackets: upper & lower. The first round of the Lower Bracket are Best of 1 matches, and the Grand Finals are Best of 5. All other matches are Best of 3. Things will get super exciting during the last four days of play because all matches are played out in front of a live audience.

The prize pool is a Mega Million and there are also 15,000 Pro Circuit Points up for grabs that invaluably go towards The International. 1st gets 4,950, 2nd gets 3,000, 3rd gets 2,100, and 4th gets 1,350, 5th and 6th get 900 each, 7th and 8th get 450 each.

North America:

  1. Evil Geniuses
  2. Complexity Gaming
  3. Team Team

Southeast Asia:

  1. Fnatic
  2. Mineski
  3. paIN Gaming


  1. Keen Gaming
  2. PSG.LGD
  3. Vici Gaming


  1. Team Secret
  2. Team Liquid
  3. OG

CIS & South America:

  1. Virtus.Pro
  2. Team Empire
  3. Chaos Esports Club

Dota Pit Minor Champion TBD

ESL One Birmingham 2019

$300,000.00 are up for grabs in the United Kingdom from May 28th to June 2nd. Twelve teams will duke it out. The spots are already filled. Eight are invites and four are regional qualifiers.

Invited Teams:

  1. Vici Gaming
  2. Virtus.pro
  3. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  4. PSG.LGD
  5. OG
  6. Team Liquid
  7. Evil Geniuses
  8. Team Secret

Qualified Teams:

  1. Alliance
  2. Forward Gaming
  3. Keen Gaming
  4. TNC Predator

1st place will add a pretty penny to their bank roll, taking home $125,000.00US. 2nd gets $65k, 3rd $35k, 4th $20k, and so on. The teams will battle in a Best of 2 round robin during the group stage with two groups of six. The top two teams from each will advance to the upper bracket, the 3rd and 4th will go to the lower bracket, and the bottom two eliminated from the competition.


The Playoffs wills Start on My 30th, but it gets exciting between May 31st and June 2nd when the tournament plays out in front of a live audience.

After these two great competitions, The International is the Dota 2 Grand Finale for 2019.

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