PGL Esports will be hosting The Kiev Major at the National Palace of Arts in Ukraine. The first significant match sponsored by Valve started in 2015 with The Frankfurt Major. This kind of tournament is held annually, three Major events in Autumn, Winter and Spring followed by the summer World Championship, The International.
The aim of these events is to improve the competitive Dota 2 scene in the world of esports. The last tournament of this kind was The Boston Major 2016 that offered a prize of $1 million to the winners, Team OG.
The Kiev Major will be held from the 27th April till 30th April, bringing Dota 2 action to the table. Sixteen teams will compete for the prize of a staggering $1 million. Which side has what it takes to win the Kiev Major title?
Under Fly’s leadership, Team OG have developed to be unpredictable and explosive in their game plays. After winning three Major tournaments in Frankfurt, Manila and Boston, it is no surprise that OG has a few tricks up their sleeve for the fourth win in Kiev.
Liquid has kept up their practice and training with their new player GH who joined in January 2017. Team Liquid have proven time and time again their memorable game plays. Their latest tournament was at the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries Season 3 taking first place reaching the finals. Feeling the pressure to deliver surprising results in Kiev, will Liquid beat their rivals OG?
EG have a dota roster of top players like Universe, Sumail, Arteezy, Zai and Cr1t-. Their performances at the Boston Major were not so great finishing third place, but from then on, they held their winning streak at the China Top 2016, Dota Pit League Season 5. EG have the skills to go through the quarterfinals at the Kiev Major.
At the Boston Major, Chaos reached the Semi-finals finishing fourth place. Since then they kept up their appearances at ESL One Genting 2017, Dota Pit League Season 5 and at the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries Season 3 for maintaining and improving their game plays. The Dota squad have not won tournaments since ESL Genting but do not underestimate them. Chaos has a few tricks up their sleeve; they just do not want to show the world just yet.
The Chinese Dota team have started the New Year placing second at ESL One Genting 2017. At the Boston Major, last year Newbee did not do so well finishing 9th till 16th place and followed by the World Cyber Arena 2016. In the matches that followed, the unit seems to be on a winning streak, placing in the top two rankings. Does Newbee have what it takes to take the Kiev Major title?
Another Chinese team have qualified for the Kiev Major securing a direct invitation. The squad under Vici Gaming have been around since September 2016, proving the world their true gaming potential. VG.J were able to beat OG at the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries Season 3, surprising many esports fans. It is safe to say that Team VG.J is one of the most active Asian teams to participate in the Kiev Major. Do they have a surprise in store at the Major event?
Sixteen teams will be competing at the Kiev Major in April 2017 but which side will go through to win the Grand Finals for the prize pool of a whopping $1 million.
| PGL Esports will be organising The Kiev Major in Ukraine for a prize of $1 million to the winning Dota 2 team who will participate at TI World Championship |