MDL returns to
In a Facebook-Post earlier today Mars Media announced the next iteration of their MDL Event.
Taking place from 20th to 24th of February MDL returns to the "Vegas of the East", Macau, in China as a 8 team tournament with a prize pool of 300,000$.
MDL Macau 2019 will not be part of the DPC.
At the same time Mars Media also revealed the first two invited teams: PSG.LGD and Virtus.Pro
Full press release below:
Just before this year’s International, we proudly announced that the next edition of our own MDL would return on February 20-24 as a non-DPC event. Today, we are glad to announce that one of Asia’s best Dota 2 events will return to Macau, China and will feature USD$300,000 in prize money.
This isn’t the first time that MDL have a stop in the “Vegas of the East” as our first Minor was hosted in December 2017 which saw OG claim their first title of the 2017-2018 season defeating TnC 2-0 in the final.
While we have the reputation of hosting our MDL events in different cities, we couldn’t ignore the amazing feedback we received from both the fans and the teams.
For this event, we will welcome eight of the finest teams in the world, and we are thrilled to announce PSG.LGD and Virtus.pro as the first two invites. As the champions of our MDL Changsha Major in last May before taking second a few months later at The International, it made perfect sense to invite PSG.LGD. They are joined by Virtus.pro, the winners of the Kuala Lumpur Major, one of the most successful and consistent teams in the world.
Over the next few weeks, we will release more details about the next invites as well as qualifiers for the China region.