This will be France’s first Valve-sponsored Dota 2 tournament.
The second round of the DPC 2018-19 has been concluded, and the qualifiers for the third round, more specifically the Stockholm Major, have started. Preceding the Stockholm Major, we will see the Dota 2 Starladder ImbaTV Minor in Ukraine, before which there will be a few non DPC events like MDL Macau.
The next two Minors are the AMD Sapphire Dota PIT Minor and the Starladder Ukraine Minor. But we did not have any clue about the 4th and 5th Majors, until now. One of these Majors will be held in Disneyland in Paris, as reported by Esports Insider.
The information came to light when Disneyland Paris initially advertised for a position of the sales role for “Dota 2 Major Paris”. The advertisements also lists SK Gaming, Fnatics, Rogue and League of Legends European Championships as the clients.
Esports Insider reports that they then reached out to sources who confirmed that a Dota 2 Major will indeed be taking place in Paris in Disneyland, and also said that it will be done in partnership with Mars Media, which is a production house based in Shanghai, China. As of now, there are no further reports as to when the Major will take place or which slot will the Paris Major be given.
This the first time an official Valve sponsored Dota 2 tournament will be taking place in Paris. The scene is slowly growing in Paris, thanks to PSG partnering up with LGD and Ceb, who is from France, winning the TI8.
We can expect further announcements regarding the major after the Stockholm Major, which takes place on March 14th. Stay tuned for more updates.