Boston, Massachusetts

BY Andrew Miesner / December 1, 2016

For the first time this year, compLexity Dota is heading to an American Major as they head to bean town for The Boston Major! The Boston Major is the first Major of the 2016-2017 season. The main event takes place at the Wang Theater in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Notably, The Boston Major is the first publisher sponsored event to not feature a double-elimination bracket. Instead, the 16 participating teams will be seeded into a single elimination bracket based on their performance in the group stage.


Open QualifiersOctober 23rd – October 26th, 2016

  • Eight Regional Single-elimination Open Qualifiers, two brackets for each region.
  • The winners of each Regional Qualifier will advance to the respective Main Qualifier.

Main QualifiersOctober 27th – October 31st, 2016

  • Four Regional Qualifiers.
  • One group containing all teams, with the top four teams advancing to the Regional Double-elimination Playoff Bracket.
  • The winner and runner-up of each Regional Playoff Bracket will join the eight directly invited teams in Boston.

Group StageDecember 3rd – December 4th, 2016

Main EventDecember 7th – December 10th, 2016

  • Teams are seeded into a single-elimination bracket after the Group Stage.
  • All games are Best-of-Three, with best-of-five grand finals.


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