PGL Announces Eight $1 Million Dota 2 Events

04 Mar 2024
Tit Krajnik 04 Mar 2024
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  • On Monday, March 4, PGL announced it will host eight Dota 2 tournaments between 2024-2026
  • Each event will have a $1 million prize pool
  • The first event is set for May 10-19, 2024
PGL Dota 2 (credit: via Twitter (@pglesports))
On Monday, March 4, 2024, prominent esports tournament organiser PGL announced its plans to host eight Dota 2 tournaments between 2024 and 2026. As confirmed, each event will have a $1 million prize pool, and the first will kick off in May, later this year.

After Valve stepped away from leading the Dota 2 esports scene in 2024, many tournament organisers expressed their intention to host their own Dota 2 events. After ESL, PGL announced that it will get involved with eight $1 million prize pool tournaments which will take place between 2024 and 2026.

In the blog post, PGL unveiled that the first of eight Dota 2 events will kick off on May 10, 2024. Named PGL Wallachia, it will take place in Bucharest, Romania.

PGL Continues Its Involvement In Dota 2 Esports Scene

PGL Wallachia is the first of eight PGL-hosted Dota 2 tournaments, which will start with open qualifiers on March 21, leading into the closed qualifying stage, set to begin on March 25. The tournament will take place on May 10-19 and mark the first of two PGL-hosted Dota 2 tournaments of 2024.

As revealed, the second PGL Dota 2 esports event is scheduled for November 15-24, with qualifiers set to take place between September 29 and October 6. Both events will be hosted at PGL Studios; however, it remains to be seen where the second tournament will be headed.

With the announcement, PGL expressed its commitment to help expand the Dota 2 esports scene, with more events scheduled for 2025-2026.

“This expansion is a testament to PGL's unwavering dedication to nurturing the growth and ensuring the sustainability of the DOTA 2 esports scene. Fans and players, brace yourselves for more thrilling battles, strategic masterclasses, and unforgettable moments as PGL continues to shape the future of competitive DOTA 2.”

This is not the first time PGL got involved in Dota 2 esports. Rather, PGL is a well-known tournament organiser in the Dota 2 scene, hosting several big events over the last decade, including PGL Arlington Major 2022 and The International 2023.

The same tournament organiser also hosted all North American Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) stages in 2023, as well as Southeast Asian DPC events in 2021.

With ESL and PGL now set to help the Dota 2 esports scene after Valve backed out and closed down the DPC, Dota 2 esports looks to be in a good spot. And it’s not entirely unlikely for more tournament organisers to get involved.