Fall's Major Announcement!
The post about the details about the upcoming Major was published on the official blog of Dota 2 developers. The tournament will be held in the German city of Frankfurt on 16-21 November. The prize pool will be $ 3 000 000.
Majors are a new series of tournaments introduced by Valve this year. The events will be conducted 4 times each year on a seasonal basis. The venues will be different for each Major. The first event will be held in Festhalle Messe concert hall in Frankfurt, Germany on 16-21 November. 16 teams will participate. Some of them will get a direct invite, while others will have to fight through the qualifiers.
The list of participants will be available on October 5. Open Qualifiers will be held on 6-9 October, on the servers FaceIt and Perfect World. Regional qualifiers will be conducted on 10-13 October. Any team can participate in open qualifiers, so this might be your chance.
Venue of the Fall's Major — Festhalle Messe
Anyone will get opportunity to attend the event for free except for the final stage to be held on 21 November. The tickets will be sold at €50 here. The Major's prize pool is $ 3 000 000, which is almost two times as much as the initial prize pool of The International 2015 ($ 1 600 000). It's obvious that Valve takes care of Dota eSports.
Apart from the upcoming major, the developers provided information on the future updates: the sand map is still under development, the comix about Axe will be much bigger than others. Additionally, Valve are working on the interface improvement and preparing to release a new seasonal Compendium. By the end of the week, the patch 6.85 adjusting the game balance will be released.