Dota 2 designer Valve reported Monday that it will make outsider competitions the essential road for fitting the bill for The International in 2018.
After August’s interpretation of The International, which includes a developing prize pool of more than $20 million, the two-noteworthy, Valve-supported qualifying framework that Dota 2 utilized during the current year will end.
Valve will straightforwardly deal with the calendar for and select outsider majors and minors in view of prize pool, how groups fit the bill for those competitions and an essential LAN segment for finals play. Majors will require a $500,000-in addition to prize pool, to which Valve will include $500,000, while minors should assemble $150,000, with Valve contributing that same sum. The two sorts of competitions will require qualifiers from each of the essential Dota 2 locales: North America, South America, Southeast Asia, China, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
“We will be adopting a more natural strategy to developing the aggressive biological system, working all the more intimately with outsider competitions,” Valve said in an announcement. “Also, players contending in these competitions will procure Qualifying Points, which will be the sole factor in deciding welcomes to The International 2018.”
The qualifying focuses framework will give groups acknowledgment for cash earned from competitions, with focuses scaling up for the two majors and competitions nearest to The International. Valve will acknowledge groups for focuses earned by just the best three players on each group, which takes into account some list turnover additionally advances coherence in the group scene that Dota 2 was inadequate in the previous year.
Valve likewise plans to make its information accessible to people in general, and qualifying focuses will be the main figure considered for International capability.
“To enable groups and fans to monitor standings consistently, a leaderboard of individual player Qualifying Points and group Qualifying Point Rankings will be accessible for everybody to take after alongside as groups battle their way towards one year from now’s International,” Valve said in an announcement.
These progressions will both add straightforwardness to the capability procedure for The International in the coming year and permit lesser-known groups to have more shots at moving into the playing field. The motivating force to forestall program turnover may likewise help the Dota 2 scene, with the past two-noteworthy framework making capabilities win big or bust occasions.
Valve did not indicate the quantity of competitions it intends to backer for either majors or minors other than saying “numerous” occasions are in play.