Fans of the Dota 2 rejoice. This season, the Dota Pro Circuit is back with an offline Major, which has reunited many of Sweden''s top teams to compete for $500,000 and is positioning for The International 11.
The Stockholm Major will open from May 12 to 22, with teams from five of the six DPC areas facing offmany for the first time, the event involving Valve''s sponsorship.
This Major will take a hold on the Spring Tour of the 2022 DPC season, although several global situations prompted Valve to cancel the event again to bring a strong end to the Tour in the region. In February, the Region had to play an online Regional Final due to a rise in concerns about COVID at the beginning of the year.
Due to a number of reasons, the Major will still showcase some of the best Dota players in the world playing offline.
Format and Prizing
Due to the fact that four Chinese teams that would have been invited to the Stockholm Major were unable to attend, the event schedule did not vary for a limited group of 14 teams.
The lineup of teams was divided into two groups of seven to support a round-robin Group Stage where every team from each group will play each other once in the best-of-two series. The top four teams from each group will continue to advance to the playoffs via the lower bracket, but the last place roster in each group will be eliminated at the end of the Group Stage.
The playoffs will run from May 16 to 22, with the final three days being held at the Hovet Arena in front of a live audience. This portion of the event will be a standard double-elimination bracket with the best-of-three series, up until the grand finals will shift to a best-of-five.
Teams are competing for a share of $500,000 and 3,530 Pro Circuit points, with the top finishers likely clinching an invite TI11. Only the top eight teams will receive any prizing.
|1||Tundra Esports||4-1-0||9-1||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|2||BetBoom Team||2-3-0||7-3||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|3||T1||2-2-1||6-4||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|4||BOOM Esports||0-51||5-7||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|5||OG||2-12||5-5||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|6||beastcoast||0-3-2||3-7||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|1||Team Spirit||3-1-1||7-3||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|2||Fnatic||2-1-0||5-3||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|3||Gaimin Gladiators||2-1-1||5-3||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|4||Team Liquid||2-1-1||5-3||Playoff Upper Bracket|
|5||Thunder Awaken||2-0-1||4-2||Playoff Lower Bracket|
|6||TSM||1-2-1||4-4||Playoff Lower Bracket|
Due to ongoing visa concerns, Minid Games was deposed from the Stockholm major.