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Game developer Valve has revealed the locations for its three Dota 2 Majors taking place in 2023.
The winter tour culminates in Lima, Peru while the spring tour concludes with the Berlin Major. Finally, Indonesia will host the big event of the Summer Tour with the Bali Major.
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As well as announcing where the Majors will be held, it was also announced that tournament organizers ESL Gaming (Berlin), 4D Esports (Lima) and IO Esports (Bali) will host the competitions.
This is the first time a Major has been held in Peru and Indonesia, with Germany now hosting its fourth Major. While Valve has officially announced Lima as its location, the Major location was apparently leaked at the end of the year after a poster promoting the event circulated online.
Previous countries that have hosted Majors include the UK (2018), France (2019) and Ukraine (2021).
Last year there were two Dota 2 Majors, with ESL hosting an event in Stockholm and PGL securing a Major in Arlington, Texas. In terms of viewership, both majors highlighted successful results.
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The 2022 PGL Arlington Major was the second-biggest non-T1 event in the title’s history, with a peak attendance of 707,900. Meanwhile, ESL One Stockholm ranked fifth on this metric behind the title’s 2021 Majors hosted by WePlay and ONE Esports.
Details about The International 12, Dota 2’s end-of-season event, have not yet been announced. Last year’s T1 location was held in Singapore and drew a peak viewership of around 1.7 million. The tournament was eventually won by British esports organization Tundra Esports, who took home a lion’s share of their $18.9 million (~£15.8 million) prize pool.
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