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The PGL Kuala Lumpur Groups revealed
- Updated: November 8, 2018
Event organiser PGL has announced the Kuala Lumpur Groups. There are sixteen teams in the first Dota 2 Major of the year. These sixteen teams are divided into four groups of four teams each.
The Kuala Lumpur Major begins on the 9th of November and continues for a period of 10 days till the 18th. The Major is crucial for any team’s aspirations to reach The 2019 Shanghai International. The first Dota 2 Major has a prize pool of $1,000,000 but what is probably more important to most of the teams is the distribution of DPC points. The Dota Pro Circuit points are a measure of a team’s performance throughout the Dota 2 year. Teams with the highest DPC points automatically receive a direct invite to The International. This event is the largest prize pool tournament in esports year after year. Being a part of The Shanghai International is not only a matter of prestige but also a huge economic boost to the organisation.
The Kuala Lumpur Major Groups.
PGL has announced the distribution of teams into four groups. This division is a well-thought process where the top teams are distributed across the Groups. However, despite this, we see each group present a clear hierarchy when it comes to their teams’ performances. We hope to see some quality Dota 2 at the Kuala Lumpur Major.
— PGL (@pglesports) November 7, 2018
The teams and analysts have already arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Valve is focussing heavily on South East Asia and Chinese regions for this p[articular year. the Kuala Lumpur is definitely a big step forward for the development of esports int he region.
Here are the Groups for the PGL Kuala Lumpur Major:
- Team Secret
- Pain Gaming
- Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- Evil Geniuses
- Vici Gaming
- TNC Predator
- Team Aster
- Gambit Esports
- Forward Gaming
- Pain X
Group A and Group C definitely look like there will be a lot of competition amongst them. Group A has teams like Team Secret, Ninjas in Pyjamas and J.Storm. Any of these three teams is totally capable of moving forth to the playoffs. The meta decided by the North American teams is usually quite different from the European style of play. With not many teams facing problems in terms of stand-ins for the Kuala Lumpur Major, we will see the teams in full strength in Malaysia.
The Kuala Lumpur Major starts off on the 9th. The matches will be streamed live on Twitch as well as in-game.