joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 1 Starts January 24

In December we announced the MLG-joinDOTA partnership and a guaranteed prize pool of  $475,000 with $90,000 in travel support. Now we’re delighted to announce all of the Season 1 details.

The joinDOTA MLG Pro League Season 1 kicks off on Saturday, January 24 with round robin action in Europe, the Americas, and Asia through Saturday, March 21.  The top 3 Teams in Europe, top 2 Teams in the Americas, and top Team in Southeast Asia will compete in the Season 1 Championship at the MLG Arena in Columbus, OH on April 10-12.

January 24th Schedule

  • 9:00 AM EST – Invasion vs Arcanys
  • 11:00 AM EST - Tinker vs LC
  • 5:00 PM EST - coL vs Wheel
  • 7:00 PM EST - uG vs paiN
Where to watch:
Ticket Info:
Pro Point information Here.

Season 1 Dates

  • January 24 – Round robin Begins
  • March 21 – Round robin Ends
  • April 10-12 – Season 1 Championship

Each Season’s Championship will feature a $75,000 base Prize Pool broken down as follows:

  • 1st place = 40% ($30,000)
  • 2nd place = 25% ($18,750)
  • 3rd place = 15% ($11,250)
  • 4th place = 10% ($7,500)
  • 5th-6th place = 5% ($3,750) each
Season 1 will include top flight teams from each region; with EG, Fire and  NoT from the Americas, Alliance, VP.Polar Empire from Europe and my G-Guard, my Invasion and kr MVP.Phoenix from Asia, just some of the teams to feature in our inaugural season.

Each Championship’s Prize Pool will be supplemented by sales of the season’s in-game ticket, with 20% of sales going to the Season Championship prize pool and 5% going to the $250,000 World Championship.

The Season 1 Championship will start with the 6 Teams competing in a round robin Group Stage.  The top 4 Teams will then advance to a Stepladder Bracket.  The Bracket will begin with the 3rd and 4th place Teams competing against each other, with the winner competing against the 2nd place Team, and finally the winner of that Match competing against the 1st place Team for the title.

For more information, see here.