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MDL Disneyland® Paris Major: Your Essential Guide

For the first time, MDL is holding a tournament in the happiest place in the world, Disneyland Paris, and we’re proud to gear up the main stage of this groundbreaking event with the Secretlab award-winning sitting experience.

In celebration of the momentous tournament, Secretlab, Mars Media and Disneyland Paris co-designed a Secretlab MDL Disneyland Major Edition chair, equipped with Secretlab’s award-winning suite of adjustable features, made from industrial-grade raw materials and internationally certified for quality and durability—the hallmark of the Secretlab brand.

The co-branded gaming seats will be used for by the players, casters and staff for the matches and training sessions during the course of the 9-day tournament—co-produced by Mars Media and Paris Disneyland.

As the penultimate Major before The International begins tomorrow, there’s a lot of speculation in the air. Will Team Secret emerge victorious once again, comfortably taking home another Major series? Or will TI8 champions, OG, rise to the occasion and claim back what’s been taken from them?

Whether you’re catching the action live at Disneyland Paris or via streams, here’s a handy guide for you to stay oriented in the event of magical plays, where your favorite teams gather to battle it out for an amazing grand prize.

 

Key details:

 

Watch the action live here:

English | RussianChinese

 

 

Prizes

The prize pool for the finals is at USD$1,000,000 and 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Points.

  • 1st: $350,000 | 4,950 DPC points
  • 2nd: $170,000 | 3,000 DPC points
  • 3rd: $100,000 | 2,100 DPC points
  • 4th: $80,0001,350 DPC points

 

Teams

Group A:

  1. Virtus.pro (CIS)
  2. Keen Gaming (CN)
  3. beastcoast (NA)
  4. Team Liquid (EU)
Group B:

  1. Team Secret (EU)
  2. Ninjas in Pyjamas (NA)
  3. Team Empire (CIS)
  4. Chaos Esports Club (SA)
Group C:

  1. Vici Gaming (CN)
  2. PSG.LGD (CN)
  3. paiN Gaming (SA)
  4. Mineski (SEA)
Group D:

  1. Evil Geniuses (NA)
  2. Fnatic (SEA)
  3. compLexity Gaming (NA)
  4. OG (EU)

 

 

Favorites

The expectations are high for Team Secret (current World #1 in DPC points, and winners of the Chongqing Major earlier this year), who flawlessly swept the MDL Disneyland Paris EU qualifier and been the team to beat so far this season.

There, however, is one team that has managed to best Team Secret. Virtus.pro (current World #2) have won three out of their four past matches with Team Secret and like their rivals, have also clinched a Major this season.

 

Format

Group Stage (May 4 – May 5):

  • Sixteen teams are split into four groups of four teams, playing in a GSL format.
  • Top two teams advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs.
  • Bottom two teams advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
  • All games are Bo3.

Playoffs (May 6 – May 12):

  • Double-elimination format.
  • All games except the Grand Finals and Lower Bracket Round 1 are Bo3.
  • Lower Bracket Round 1 is Bo1.
  • Grand Finals is Bo5.

 

Schedule (Group Stages)

Actual match timings may change based on the length of previous matches and delays.


Opening matches will all be held on May 4, 2019.

GROUP A GROUP B
Time (PT) Teams Time (PT) Teams
01:00 Virtus.pro v

beastcoast

01:00 Team Secret v

Team Empire

01:00 Keen Gaming v

Team Liquid

01:00 Ninjas in Pyjamas v

Chaos Esports Club

GROUP C GROUP D
Time (PT) Teams Time (PT) Teams
08:00 Vici Gaming v

paiN Gaming

08:00 Evil Geniuses v

compLexity Gaming

08:00 PSG.LGD v

Mineski

08:00 Fnatic v

OG

 

Secretlab is proud to be the official chair partner for the first-ever MDL Disneyland Paris Major.

Images courtesy of Mars Dota 2 League/Twitch.

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