The third and final Major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2021/2022 will be held in Arlington, Texas—the first Major in the U.S. in nearly six years.

The Major, featuring a prize pool of $500,000, will be held in Esports Stadium Arlington, the largest dedicated esports facility in North America, PGL announced today, with a live audience.

This will be the last Major of the DPC 2021/2022 season before The International 11, and the last chance for teams to gain DPC points for qualification.

The last Major in the U.S. was the Boston Major in 2016, where an exciting underdog Ad Finem team eventually bowed out to OG in the grand finals.

PGL Arlington Dota 2 Major schedule and format

Dota Pro Circuit splash with Windranger and Zeus
Credit: Valve
Western Europe4
Eastern Europe3
Southeast Asia3
North America2
South America2

While no official information on the Arlington Major’s schedule and format has been released, it will likely follow the new format established by the ESL Stockholm Major. Similar to The International’s format, two groups of nine teams will play a best-of-two round robin, instead of being split into the wild card, group stage, and playoffs based on their regional seeds.

More details about the Arlington Dota 2 Major tickets will be released “soon,” according to PGL.

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