The Winter Tour ends in Lima, Peru, while the Spring Tour ends with the Berlin Major. Finally, Indonesia will host a Summer Tour Grand Event with the Bali Major.
Game developer Valve has revealed the locations for its three Dota 2 Majors to be held in 2023.The Winter Tour ends in Lima, Peru, while the Spring Tour ends with the Berlin Major. Finally, Indonesia will host a Summer Tour Grand Event with the Bali Major.Along with announcing where the Major will take place, it was also revealed that third-party tournament organizers ESL Gaming (Berlin), 4D Esports (Lima) and IO Esports (Bali) will host the tournaments.If you need more information about Valve unveils all 2023 Dota 2 Major locations then read carefully and don’t forget to share with your friends.
The season begins with the Winter Tour, taking place from 6 January to 3 February. The Division I teams in each region will qualify for the Lima Major in Peru – the first Major of the Dota 2 season and the first Major to take place in South America.The bottom two teams from Division I – in all regions – will return to Division II, and the top two teams from Division II will advance to Division I in the Spring Tour, the second regional league of the DPC 2023 season.
This is the first time Peru and Indonesia will have a Major, with Germany now hosting its fourth Major. While Valve has officially announced Lima as its location, the flagship location was leaked at the end of the year after a poster promoting the event circulated online.Previous countries to have hosted the Major include the United Kingdom (2018), France (2019) and Ukraine (2021).
Last year featured two Dota 2 Majors, with ESL hosting an event in Stockholm and PGL securing a Major in Arlington, Texas. In terms of viewership, both premiers highlighted successful results.
The PGL Arlington Major was the second most watched non-T1 event in 2022 title history, recording 707,900 peak viewers. Meanwhile, ESL One Stockholm ranks fifth on this metric behind the 2021 Majors hosted by VPlay and ONE Esports.Details about The International 12, Dota 2’s season-ending event, have yet to be revealed. Last year’s T1 location took place in Singapore and recorded a peak viewership of around 1.7 million. The tournament was eventually won by British esports organization Tundra Esports, taking home a lion’s share of its $18.9m (~£15.8m) prize pool.
Valve has also announced the hosting companies for each Dota 2 Major, with 4D Esports handling the Lima Major, ESL organizing the Berlin Major, and IO Esports managing the Bali Major. Esports fanatics can show their support for their favorite DPC teams in the Winter Tour, with Valve introducing new Supporter Club Bundles and Fantasy Team Card Packs that are now available in Dota 2.