Disneyland in Paris and Mars Media are teaming up to bring the first ever Dota 2 Major in France. The tournament will take place in May, and it will be the fourth Major of this year’s Pro Circuit. Some of the best Dota 2 teams in the world will fight each other at Disney’s Newport Bay Club and Disney Events Arena. The top-performing teams in the six online regional qualifiers will compete in front of a massive 6000+ crowd.
This Major will also be the first time that Mars Media has decided to organize a tournament outside China. Of course, the MDL Disneyland Major is also critical because it will award a large amount of DPC points. As we know, they are needed in order to qualify for the upcoming TI 9, which will be held this summer at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
Mars Media’s CEO
“We are very excited and proud to bring our own MDL to France thanks to Aymeric Magne and his team at Disneyland Paris. [Also, we] couldn’t have hoped for a better place and partner to host the very first MDL Outside of China. We are looking forward to collaborating with Disneyland Paris which marks our first, but not last, foray into the western esports Market.”
If you are interested in buying tickets for the Major, you will be able to do it in just a few days. There is also information about accommodation and transport. You can read more about it HERE.
History of Disneyland Paris in and outside Esports
Are you ready for The Paris Major?
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For the Dota 2 fans out there, Disneyland Paris might seem like a cool place to spend time with your friends and family. However, they are definitely no stranger to the esports scene. In October 2018, they hosted a Riot event, which turned out to be super successful.
Esports is slowly but steadily becoming one of the biggest markets in terms of advertisements. That’s why we see some of the biggest companies in the world invest in it. If this trend continues, it will be just a matter of time for the esports scene to surpass even the most popular sports out there.
Disneyland Paris is easily Europe’s most popular tourist destination. As of 2019, the venue has welcomed over 300 MILLION visits since its opening. This is also the home of Disney Village, one of the largest entertainment complexes in France. Disneyland Paris has 59 attractions, 63 shops, and 55 restaurants. It’s definitely one of the coolest places in the world.
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