Valve announced a system of registration for Major and Minor tournaments

Yesterday, in the official blog of Dota 2, the details on registration of teams to Major and Minor events were revealed.

This year, the organizers of The International, an annual Dota 2 championship, decided to change the system of qualifiers. In 2017/2018 season, qualifying points were introduced. They will be distributed on 11 Major tournaments and 16 Minor tournaments. Due to these points, 8 teams will get direct invites to The International 2018.

Qualifying Points FAQ

— How are points earned?

— Points are earned by all the players on teams that place in the top four positions at any of the official Major or Minor tournaments.

— How are a tournament's points distributed?

— For tournaments that don't differentiate between third and fourth place, the point distribution is as follows:

1st: 50%
2nd: 30%
3rd/4th: 10% each

— For tournaments that do differentiate between third and fourth place, the point distribution is as follows:

1st: 50%
2nd: 30%
3rd: 15%
4th: 5%

— Do teams earn points, or do players?

— All points are earned by players.

— If a player changes teams, do those players' points go with them?

— Yes.

— Are the tournament's points split among the players?

— No, all players receive the full amount. For example, if a team wins 75 points in a tournament, each player on the team earns 75 points.

— How is the overall point total for a team calculated?

— The players with the top three points on a team contribute their points towards the team's total.

— How many teams receive direct invites to The International 2018 from points?

— The top eight teams with the highest point totals receive direct invites to The International 2018. The other invited teams will be determined by Regional Qualifiers.

— Do points determine invites to the Regional Qualifiers?

— Not directly, though they may be considered as a factor when deciding invites to Regional Qualifiers.

— Do points determine invites to the Majors or Minors?

— No, the organization running the Major or Minor is responsible for determining that tournament's invites.

— How is the number of points that a tournament is worth determined?

— Points are proportional to the prize pool of the tournament, with Majors having a 1.5x multiplier.

— Can a team play with subs?

— Yes, though it may incur a penalty on points earned. It works as follows:

- If you play with at least 4 of your registered players in the Qualifier and all 5 of your registered players in the LAN portion of the event, there is no penalty.

- If you play with at least 4 of your registered players in the Qualifier and use a sub for the LAN portion of the event, the main players will earn 75% points and the sub will earn 50% points.

-In all other cases, all players earn 25% points.

— Where can I sign up?

— You can register as the manager of a team or as a player on the Registration Page.

Dota 2 tournaments and Qualifying Points destribution

Data Tournament/Organizer Status Place Prize pool Qualifying Points
1-st place 2-nd place 3-4-th place
October 11-15 SL i-League Invitational S3 minor Kyiv $300,000 150 90 30
October 19-22 PGL Open Bucharest minor Bucharest $300,000 150 90 30
October 26-29  ESL One Hamburg major Hamburg $1,000,000 750 450 150
November2-5 DotaPit ??? minor  ??? $300,000  150 90 30
November 20-26 PerfectWorld ??? minor  ???  $300,000  150 90 30
December 1-3 DreamLeague S8 major  ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
December 4-10 ??? minor ??? $300,000 150 90 30
December 13-17 ??? minor ??? $300,000 150 90 30
January 4-7 Captains Draft S4 minor  ??? $1,000,000 150 90 30
January 12-14 GES ??? minor Singapore $300,000  150 90 30
January 15-21  Fallout Gaming ??? major ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
January 23-28 ESL ??? minor ??? $400,000  200 120 40
January 31 - February 4 StarLadder ??? minor  ??? $300,000  150 90 30
February 5-11 ??? major ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
February 20-25 ESL ??? major ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
March 2-4 GES ??? minor ??? $300,000  150 90 30
March 8-11 ??? major ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
March 16-18 GES ??? minor ??? $300,000 150 90 30
March 20-25 ??? minor ??? $300,000 150 90 30
March 30 - April 7 Perfect World ??? major ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
April 11-15 StarLadder minor  ??? $300,000 150 90 30
April 17-24 Perfect World ??? minor  ??? $300,000 150 90 30
April 27 - May 7 EPICENTER ??? major  ??? $1,000,000 750 90 30
May 11-13 GES ??? minor ??? $300,000 150 90 30
May 14-20 ??? major ??? $1,000,000 750 450 150
May 25-27 ESL ??? major ???  $1,000,000 750 450 150
June 4-10 ??? major ???  $1,500,000 1125 675 225

As teams undertake the challenges of the new season, they can now bring another resource into the fight. This year, coaches will be allowed to remain with their players for the duration of the pre-game draft phase to discuss strategy and help determine picks and bans. Once the draft is complete, coaches will be required to depart the play area.

See also: Captains Draft 4.0 got a status of Minor-tournament

With the first two Minors and first Major set to take place next month, players and teams are now welcome to manage rosters via the Majors and Minors Registration hub.

Phase One of registration — during which managers can re-register previous teams, and players can accept invites or drop from previous teams — will end at 15:00 p.m. CEST on September 22. Phase Two — during which managers can register new teams and players can accept new invites — will end at 15:00 p.m. CEST on October 03. All rosters will be locked as final at the end of Phase Two.