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!
|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.
|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