MLG and Dota 2 Overview
MLG is showcasing Dota 2 competition this Fall with the North American Dota 2 League September 4-30, MLG Fall Invitational at Full Sail on October 18 and the Championship in Columbus, Ohio, November 22-24.
The MLG Dota 2 NA League runs online September 4 – 30 and consists of eight teams, one receiving an automatic invitation and seven qualifying by way of the Open Qualifier held on August 31 and September 1.
Qualified via online qualifier
Every MLG Dota 2 NA League match will be broadcasted at www.majorleaguegaming.com beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm ET, and continuing on Monday’s (7pm ET), Wednesday’s (7pm ET) and Sunday’s (4pm ET) through September 30. See the broadcast schedule below.
The top four teams in the MLG Dota 2 NA League will advance to compete live at the Fall Invitational on October 18.
MLG Fall Invitational at Full Sail Overview:
On Friday, October 18, the top four MLG Dota 2 NA League teams including Dignitas and three others will compete LIVE.
The first place finisher will receive $10,000 and an invitation to compete at the MLG Fall Championship. The second place finisher will receive $5,000.
VIP and General Admission Spectator Passes for the Fall Invitational are available here.
MLG Championship – Columbus, Ohio, Overview:
From November 22-24, the world’s best Dota 2 teams will compete for $50,000 at MLG’s first International Dota 2 competition at the MLG Championship at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The three-day tournament will feature DK, Speed Gaming, The Alliance, Na’vi, Fnatic, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid and more competing in Round Robin Play followed by a Single Elimination Championship Bracket. General admission and VIP passes are available now in the MLG Store.
- NA – MLG Fall Invitational Winner (TBD). Watch the MLG Fall Invitational on Friday, October 18 to see who advances.
- NA – Evil Geniuses
- NA – Team Liquid
- China – DK (Dota King) – first Chinese team to compete an MLG Pro Circuit event
- EU – The Alliance – first place team from The International 3
- EU – Na’vi (Natus Vincere) – second place team from The International 3
- EU – Fnatic
- NA – Invite-Only Online Qualifier Winner (TBD) – Teams can register now for the Dota 2 Open Online Qualifier taking place from September 28 – October 16. The top eight teams along with the teams finishing 2nd-8th in the NA Fall Dota 2 League will advance to compete in the invite-only qualifier from October 21 – November 6 for this spot at the Championship in Columbus.
How to Watch: Available Now: In-Game Ticket for MLG’s Upcoming Dota 2 Content
Get inside access to upcoming MLG Dota 2 competitions including North American Dota 2 League beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm ET and the MLG Fall Invitational at Full Sail on October 18.
We are debuting our extensive Dota 2 competitions and are giving you a front-row seat to all the action with the Dota 2 In-Game Ticket! The In-Game Ticket gives you full spectator-mode access and live commentary in the Dota 2 client for the MLG North American Dota 2 League and upcoming MLG Fall Invitational. You can now purchase your ticket for only $4.99 directly in the Dota 2 store in-game and online.
With the In-Game ticket, watch all MLG North American Dota 2 League matches beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm ET and continuing through September 30th to see which four teams advance to the MLG Fall Invitational. Matches will air at 7pm ET on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at 4pm ET on Sundays and will be commentated by the Beyond the Summit team.
Dota 2: Broadcast Schedule:
Airing at www.majorleaguegaming.com
NA Dota 2 League – Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm ET, Sundays at 4pm ET
Commentated by the Beyond the Summit team
Wednesday, September 4th
Shadowfiend Eats Cake vs. Pretty Boy Swag
Purple vs. Avanti’s Angels
Sunday, September 8th
Dignitas vs. Stay Free
The Joikernaught vs. No Love
Dignitas vs. Shadowfiend Eats Cake
Monday, September 9th
Purple vs. The Joikernaught
Stay Free vs. Pretty Boy Swag
Wednesday, September 11th
Dignitas vs. Pretty Boy Swag
Avanti’s Angels vs. No Love
Sunday, September 15th
Stay Free vs. Shadowfiend Eats Cake
Purple vs. No Love
Avanti’s Angels vs. The Joikernaught
Monday, September 16th
Dignitas vs. Purple
Stay Free vs. Avanti’s Angels
Wednesday, September 18th
Pretty Boy Swag vs. No Love
Shadowfiend Eats Cake vs. The Joikernaught
Sunday, September 22nd
Dignitas vs. Avanti’s Angels
Stay Free vs. Purple
Shadowfiend Eats Cake vs. No Love
Monday, September 23rd
Dignitas vs. No Love
Pretty Boy Swag vs. The Joikernaught
Wednesday, September 25th
Pretty Boy Swag vs. Purple
Shadowfiend Eats Cake vs. Avanti’s Angels
Sunday, September 29th
Shadowfiend Eats Cake vs. Purple
Dignitas vs. The Joikernaught
Stay Free vs. No Love
Monday, September 30th
Pretty Boy Swag vs. Avanti’s Angels
Stay Free vs. The Joikernaught
MLG Fall Invitational at Full Sail
Friday, October 18th: Fall Invitational at Full Sail featuring the top four teams from League Play. Broadcast times TBD.
MLG Championship, Columbus, Ohio
Friday, November 22- Sunday, November 24: Detailed schedule to come