The new competitive season of Dota 2 has brought many changes. The most important of them is the distribution of the tournaments. This year there will be no direct invitations, but regional qualifiers to get a place in the 5 Majors and 5 Minors. The first Major is in Kuala Lumpur and they have just announced that the first Minor will be DreamLeague in Europe.
DreamLeague Season 8 was a Major while DreamLeague Season 9 was a Minor and the next edition of DreamLeague will be a Minor again. The qualifiers for the Kuala Lumpur Major have come to an end, so teams that have not qualified can now prepare for the DreamLeague Season 10.
Invitations and qualifiers
There will be two direct invitations for each of the six regions. Apart from that, each region will have two slots reserved for the teams from regional qualifiers.
The tournament will have a total of eight teams with the following regional distribution:
- North America (2 places)
- South America (1 place)
- Europe (2 places)
- CIS (1 place)
- China (1 place)
- SEA (1 place)
In the Minor, $ 300,000 will be distributed in prizes and 500 points. The winner of the Minor will get the last place for the Major and 120 points. However, if this team gets a better result in the Major in terms of points, they will receive only the major points.
The Kuala Lumpur Major begins on November 9. This means that the winner of DreamLeague Season 10 will have four days to travel from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur. It will be somewhat stressful, but it will be worth it for the lucky team.
Things to keep in mind
How does the registration process work?
Players and teams can register at any time during the season. There is no longer a deadline for locking a roster, though there are penalties in the points distribution of the competitive system for making changes in the lineups and playing with substitutes.
Who can eliminate a player from a team?
The owner of a team can eliminate any player from their list. Moreover, any player can leave the team at any time. If it does happen, it will incur a penalty for the team of 20% of all points of the competitive circuit accumulated by the team up to that time of the season.
Can a team make changes in the lineup?
A team can make changes in the lineup at any time during the season until Ti9 qualifiers begin. Substitutes can be a part of the team after the qualifiers as long as they respond to an emergency and have the approval by Valve.
How are the points earned?
The distribution of the points will be between the 16 teams that will play the Major and the eight that will play the Minor.
How many points are distributed in the Majors and Minors?
This season, the Majors will distribute 15,000 points and the Minors 500 points .