The Mars Dota 2 League announced Friday it would return to China for the Dota 2 Chengdu Major.
The Chengdu Major, set to take place Nov. 16-24, will be the first of the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit season. It will also be the 10th MDL event, following MDL Macau and MDL Disneyland Paris earlier in 2019, and MDL's third Major.
Sixteen teams will compete for a prize pool of $980,000 and a total of 15,000 Pro Circuit points. Regional qualifiers will take place from Oct. 5 to Oct. 10.
Three teams will qualify from each of the following regions: Europe, China and CIS. Southeast Asia, North America and South America will receive two spots each. Further details about the regional qualifiers will be released next week, and a final spot will be given to the winner of Dota Summit 11, scheduled for Nov. 7-10.
Invited teams will be announced after the end of registration, which is set for Sept. 28.
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