Leagues & Tournaments List

There are hundreds of Dota 2 leagues and tournaments from around the world. We’ve summarized the most important in the table below. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to submit your league to the table!

League/Tournament Organiser Prize Pool
DreamLeague Season 7 DreamHack Events $175,000
The Final Match Season 1 Vastion $50,000
Mars Dota 2 League 2017 Mars Media $250,000
Dota Summit 7 Beyond The Summit $100,000
Galaxy Battles NEOTV, Purpose Win, Syber, Fallout Gaming $150,000
Epicenter 2017 Epic Esports Events $500,000
ZOTAC Cup Masters ZOTAC, ESL, BATTLEFY $100,000
The Manila Masters Mieski Events Team, ESL $250,000
StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 StarLadder, ImbaTV $100,000
Dota Pit League Season 5 Dota Pit $139,860

Tournaments in 2017

Dota 2 has hundreds of tournaments every year and that seems to only be increasing.  Here’s a quick overview of some tournaments that have and are happening in 2017.

Date Name Prize Pool
Oct 26th - 29th ESL One Hamburg 2017 $1,000,000
Aug 2nd - 12th The International 2017 $24,787,916
Jul 5th - 9th Mars Dota 2 League 2017 $250,000
Jun 15th - 18th Galaxy Battles $150,000
Jun 14th - 18th Dota Summit 7 $100,000
Jun 4th - 11th Epicenter 2017 $500,000
May 30th - Jun 3rd ZOTAC Masters Cup $100,000
May 25th - 28th Manila Masters $250,000
May 18th - 21st StarLadder i-League Invitational #2 $100,000
Apr 24th - 30th The Kiev Major 2017 $3,000,000
Mar 27th - Apr 4th Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 $611,997
Feb 23 - 26th StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 $300,000
Jan 20th - 22nd Dota Pit League Season 5 $139,860
Jan 12th - 15th World Electronic Sports Games 2016 $1,500,000
Jan 6th - 8th ESL One Genting 2017 $250,000

Types Of Tournaments

Dota 2 tournaments are often put into one of three categories. These are Premier, Major tournaments and Majors. Many people can become confused between major tournaments and the game developer sponsored Majors.

Major tournaments often have a large prize pool (typically over $10,000) and are mostly played online. Some major tournaments will feature a LAN final but this can be rare as LAN events are typically more expensive to host. Many people confuse Major tournaments with The Majors. The key difference is that Major tournaments are not sponsored by Valve (the game developers). However, Valve do sponsor The Majors.

Premier tournaments are a step up from Major tournaments in that the prize pools are often in excess of $100,000. Because of this, they tend to attract some of the biggest Dota 2 teams in the world as it is worth their time trying to compete for prize money of that size. Premier tournaments will often have online qualifiers but will usually have the main event played in a physical location with a LAN setup.

Majors is a tournament series created by Valve. They host the biggest prize pools and the best teams from around the world. The 2017 International tournament was part of the Majors series and broke records with the largest esports prize pool to date. The total prize pool came to over $24,000,000