Boston Major 2016 – Dota 2 – Tournament Overview and Betting Odds



The Boston Major - Dota 2 LogoSeason 2015-2016 ended with some unexpected results for the fans as Wings Gaming took the Aegis of the Immortal at The International 6, as well as roster changes for some teams like Alliance, EG, and OG. But this new season starts strong with the Boston Major 2016, continuing on with the Kiev Major 2017 and culminating finally in the International 2017. This being the first of the Majors to take place in the United States, part of the North American region. With Digital Chaos having the chance of being invited to the tournament after its remarkable performance at TI6, showing how much of a strong team it is, it seems that DC might be the team representing America in this Major, but there’s also a lot to expect from another American team, Evil Geniuses, after its roster change they had an outstanding performance at the MDL 2016. Both teams are formidable in the professional scene, but will they be able to defend their house? Or will an outsider take the tournament?

Like the other Majors, the Boston Major 2016 will present an astonishing pool of $3,000,000 and 16 teams will be participating. With this pool, participants can obtain a considerable amount of money even if they are eliminated early in the tournament, this is why it’s considered one of the most important tournaments after The International 6.

Dota 2 Icon Prize Pool Distribution

Place Prize USD Team
Gold Medal Icon Winner
$ 1,000,000 OG Dota 2 Team Logo OG
Silver Medal Icon Runner Up
$ 500,000 Ad Finem Dota 2 Team Logo Ad Finem
Semifinalist Medal Icon
3rd-4th
$ 250,000 Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses
Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo Digital Chaos
5th-8th $ 125,000 Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro
Warriors Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Warriors Gaming.Unity
Team NP Logo Dota 2 Team NP
LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD.Forever Young
9th-16th $ 62,500 Invictus Gaming Vitality Dota 2 Team Logo iG Vitality
Team Wings Dota 2 Logo Wings Gaming
compLexity Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo compLexity Gaming
MVP Phoenix Team Logo Dota2 MVP Phoenix
Team Faceless Logo Dota 2 Team Faceless
EHOME Team Logo Dota 2 EHOME
Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee
LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming

Dota 2 Icon Schedule and Results | Grand Finals

Grand Finals: OG Dota 2 Team Logo OG vs. Ad Finem Dota 2 Team Logo Ad Finem     3   1  
Start Time: December 10th, 03:00 PM PDT / 06:00 PM EDT / 00:00 CEST (the next day)

Dota 2 Icon The Boston Major 2016 – Dota 2 | Facts:

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  • Date: Group Stage 12/03/2016 – 12/04/2016
    • Main Event 12/07/2016 – 12/10/2016
  • Location: Wang Theater in Boston, United States.
  • Prize Pool: $3,000,000
  • Format: Online Qualifiers – Offline Playoffs
  • Participants: 16 teams
    • 8 invited teams
    • 8 qualified teams
  • Event tickets available
  • Official Stream here

Dota 2 Icon Boston Major – Main Event and Group Stage

The Boston Major is the last big tournament of the year, referred to as Fall Major. The Group Stage runs from the third of December to the fourth with three days in between the Main Event, taking place from the seventh to the tenth of December. -> Full Schedule and Results for the Dota 2 Boston Major 2016.

Standings – Group Stage | Boston Major:

GROUP A | Standings
1. Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo Digital Chaos 2-0
2. Team Wings Dota 2 Logo Wings Gaming 2-1
3. Warriors Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Warriors Gaming 1-2
4. LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Y. 0-2
Match Schedule / Results
GROUP B | Standings
1. Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro 2-0
2. Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee 2-1
3. Team NP Logo Dota 2 Team NP 1-2
4. MVP Phoenix Team Logo Dota2 MVP Phoenix 0-2
Match Schedule / Results
GROUP C | Standings
1. LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming 2-0
2. compLexity Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo compLexity G. 2-1
3. Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses 1-2
4. Team Faceless Logo Dota 2 Team Faceless 0-2
Match Schedule / Results
GROUP D | Standings
1. OG Dota 2 Team Logo OG 2-0
2. EHOME Team Logo Dota 2 EHOME 2-1
3. Ad Finem Dota 2 Team Logo Ad Finem 1-2
4. Invictus Gaming Vitality Dota 2 Team Logo IG Vitality 0-2
Match Schedule / Results
Advance to upper bracket
Drops to lower bracket

Also it might stage a cosplay competition, after their debuts in past tournaments like TI6, Epicenter, and The Manilla Major.

Schedule Overview

  • Group Stage: 12/03/2016 – 12/04/2016 – Best two teams of four groups win a place in the Upper Bracket while the rest goes to the Lower Bracket in the Main Event.
  • Main Event (Playoffs): 12/07/2016 – 12/10/2016 – Single-elimination for Lower Bracket the rest of the games are Bo3; Finals are Bo5

Odds Comparison – Dota 2 Boston Fall Major 2016

Betting on the Group Stage of the Boston Major could be an option to give some more excitement to it, because it can be boring for some thanks to the lack of eliminations from the tournament. Betting Odds can be found in several betting sites for the upcoming matches of the final part of the tournament before the Main Event. If one is interested in these bets, it might be a good idea to check the betting sites before the matches start, or as soon as possible to avoid missing the opportunity to participate in them. More about Dota 2 betting options on the Boston Major 2016.

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Schedule – Group Stage

The Group Stage takes place on from December 3rd to the 4th with the sixteen teams divided in four groups and the best two teams obtain a place in the Upper Bracket. All matches are best-of-three.

After the Manilla Major 2016, in which Valve decided to give out twelve direct invites, the direct invites were reduced to a number of eight, ultimately, reducing the number of direct invites for the Fall Major, therefore, for the Fall Major only eight teams are going to have a secured place in the event depending in their performance in past tournaments, as for the rest of the eight teams, they have to qualify through the Main Qualifiers in a few words, the strongest teams at the moment. This does not mean the other teams lack strength, but that their performance in the past tournaments wasn’t the best. Wings Gaming is a great example of a great performance, after they beat most of the teams without much effort in the upper bracket securing a place in the final against DC, they will most likely obtain a direct invite to the Boston Major.

Dota 2 Icon Boston Major | Invited Teams

  • Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 Evil Geniuses: Arteezy, Suma1L, UNiVeRsE, zai, Cr1t-.
  • OG Dota 2 Team Logo OG: N0tail, ana, s4, JerAx, Fly.
  • Team Wings Dota 2 Logo Wings Gaming: shadow, bLink, Faith_bian, y`, iceice.
  • EHOME Team Logo Dota 2 EHOME: Sylar, old chicken, eLeVeN, LaNm, Garder.
  • Newbee Team Logo Dota2 Newbee: uuu9, Sccc, kpii, Faith, Kaka.
  • Digital Chaos Dota 2 Team Logo Digital Chaos: Resolut1on, w33, MoonMeander, MiSeRy, Saksa.
  • MVP Phoenix Team Logo Dota2 MVP Phoenix: Febby, QO, Velo, Reisen, DuBu.
  • LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming: Ame, Maybe, Jixing, Xz, Victoria.

Dota 2 Icon Boston Major 2016 | Qualifiers

Like Majors in the past, there were two Qualifiers for each region:

With the Open Qualifiers taking place from the 23rd to the 26th of October, two amateur teams from each region had the opportunity to qualify for the Main Qualifiers. But not only amateur players have participated in the Open Qualifiers, in past Majors some professional Dota 2 players have participated with teams like Kaipi and Rebels.

Teams that made it into the Main Qualifiers

Americas

  • Team NP Logo Dota 2 Team NP: Aui_2000, EternaLEnVy, MSS, SVG, 1437.
  • compLexity Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo compLexity Gaming: justin, canceL^^, Moo, Zfreek, melonzz.

Europe

  • Ad Finem Dota 2 Team Logo Ad Finem: Madara, ThuG, SkyLark, Maybe Next Time, SsaSpartan.
  • Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro: RAMZES666, No[o]ne, 9pasha, Lil, Solo.

China

  • LGD Young Forever Team Logo Dota 2 LGD Forever Young: Monet, Super, Yao, xiao8, lpc.
  • Invictus Gaming Vitality Dota 2 Team Logo IG Vitality: Yuno, Sakata, InJuly, super, dogf1ghts.

SEA

  • Team Faceless Logo Dota 2 Team Faceless: Black^, Jabz, iceiceice, xy-, NutZ.
  • Warriors Gaming Dota 2 Team Logo Warriors Gaming.Unity: Ahjit, NaNa, KaNG, Ahfu, xNova-.

The Main Qualifiers run from the 27th to the 30th of October as a two-stage online tournament. After teams are separated in groups the first round consists of a round-robin Group Stage, and the second stage a double-elimination bracket Playoffs, only the best two teams of each group obtain a place in the Group Stage.

As for the Group Stage only the best two teams of the four groups will obtain a place in the Upper Bracket, while the others are placed in the Lower Bracket. All the matches are double-elimination, except for those in the Lower Bracket, being single-elimination matches.

Dota 2 Icon Boston Major 2016 Tickets

Ticket sales for December 7th to the 10th of the Boston Major 2016 Main Event at the Wang Theatre started on October 14th at 10:00 AM EDT. There are tickets for each individual day: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for 20$ as well as for the Grand Finals for 40$ on Saturday. To obtain the tickets there are several option, the first being Ticketmaster.com, it is important to have an account prepared to avoid missing the opportunity to buy the tickets. Then there is the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office located at 270 Tremont Street, Boston good for people that live nearby, or by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787). The space available for the Boston Major 2016 is about 3.600 seats, being much less than the one for The International at Seattle that holds 17.000 seats. Getting tickets for this tournament might be difficult, but it will surely be worth it.

Dota 2 Icon Boston Major 2016 Compendium

The Boston Major being the last tournament of the year, one with an enormous prize pool, second to the International 6, is just not exciting as matches between professional teams take place, but also because like the ones before, it comes with a compendium which can be bought for 7.99$ in the Dota 2 store available from the 5th of October. The compendium it’s full of challenges for players to complete in order to obtain unique rewards.

The Boston Major compendium is similar to the one of the International 6 but in a smaller scale. Presented with 60 levels to obtain, four quest lines with a unique set as a reward for players who complete the challenges and reach the end of the quest line. In this compendium, the last line (The Twin Forks) is not going to award a set, but a special courier with a halloween theme. Completing quests will raise players levels while obtaining rewards in each of them. Some of the rewards are the seasonal terrain, special in-game effects, treasures and more.

Fall Pass: Features and Rewards

If players want to raise their level in the Fall Pass, they are to obtain 100 points per each level. There are several ways of doing that, like, wagering the weekly points given to every compendium owner, completing quests, unlocking achievements or buying them in the store.

With this Fall Pass, one feature that was introduced with the International 6 compendium is back, the exciting Battle Cups. The Battle Cups were introduced as a weekly mini-tournament for compendium players to participate with a ticket that is given to them as a reward when buying the battle pass, or they can be bought in the store for 0.99$ each. These Battle Cups are not only to have fun with friends, as these reward the team that obtains the first place. There are different tiers for as to separate player in different skill levels, it goes from 1 to 8, in the case of the latest, teams that win the Battle Cup, have the opportunity to be invited to the Regional Qualifiers for the Spring Major, being a great chance for new teams to participate in tournaments.

Some features were presented in compendiums before this one, but it surely has its unique features.

Boston Major 2016 - Dota 2 - Fall Treasures II

Features returning in this Pass

  • Evolving Courier
  • Effigy Blocks
  • Loading Screens
  • Emoticon Packs
  • Treasure Upgrade Infusers
  • New Taunts
  • Seasonal Terrain
  • Four quest lines
  • Wagering
  • Postgame Tipping
  • 4 Immortal Treasures
  • Special in-game effects
  • Rylai’s Blessing

The $3.000.000 dollars prize pool for the Boston Major 2016 came as it is thanks to Valve creating these tournaments. The prize pool is divided between the 16 teams that will participate in the tournament. The distribution of the prize pool for the Fall Major makes it for teams to obtain a considerable amount of money, even at those who get eliminated in the beginning. For the last place in the Boston Major it will most likely obtain $30.000 dollars for the team, but in the other part, the first place in the tournament will obtain $1.110.000 dollars for their team. Majors are the top tournaments after the Internationals, with only the DCA 2015 reaching the $3.057.519 with no other tournaments reaching that high on a prize pool.

Dota 2 Icon Boston Major 2016 betting comparison

Since Valve introduced the Majors, they have become the second most important tournaments after the The International, with their enormous prize pools of $3,000,000. This is a great opportunity for teams to be acknowledged in the professional scene, and as a consequence obtain a place in future events. The Boston Major is one of the essential tournaments, for some of the fans it’s a great opportunity to have some fun besides watching the games by betting on some of the matches of their favorite teams. While the tournament is on going from December 3rd to the 10th, there will be diverse options on what to bet on for the long waited three million dollars tournament.

The Boston Major, like tournaments before, will have a variety of results to bet on. Wagering and betting availability goes from towers/buildings destroyed to creeps farmed, as well as number of kills, and many more.

Bets can be placed before the start of the game, but depending on the game, there can be different in-game bets. To avoid missing these bets, it is recommended to check while the match is starting to be able to participate in them.

If one is interested in betting, a good choice would be starting off with the outcome of the tournament as this one is the most straightforward of all, and this is convenient because one can observe what the prizes are like in real money, or a fake currency, and in some cases, in-game items are awarded if one predicts correctly who is going to be the winner for the Boston Major 2016.

In case that Dota 2 betting with real money makes you uncomfortable but you really want to know how it works, there is always the option to bet with fake currency while getting the feeling and experience from it. Active Dota2 players keep in mind that betting can also be done with in-game items.

Odds Comparison – Dota 2 Boston Fall Major 2016

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Dota 2 Icon Prize Pool

After the astonishing prize pool record of The International 6 with $20,770,460 comes the next edition of the Majors. The Boston Major 2016 will present an astonishing pool of $3,000,000 and 16 teams will be participating. The first place in the Manilla Major 2016 obtained $1,110,000 of the pool prize making this one of the most important tournaments for teams because of how the prize pool and the recognition teams could obtain after winning or having a good performance, and even if they don’t have a good run, teams can obtain a considerable amount of money even if eliminated early in the tournament.

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