Two-time The International attendees TNC Pro Team has earned a direct invite to the DOTA 2 Galaxy Battles – Emerging Worlds Major in 2018.
16 teams will duke it out at this first Major of the new season, which it offers a whopping US$1 million prize pool. Eight professional teams will receive a direct invite to this tournament. Aside from TNC, the other known participating teams are The International 7 runners-up Newbee, Infamous Gaming, and four-time Major champions OG.
The remaining six teams will come via invitational regional qualifiers, with two wild card teams.
The Galaxy Battles Major, managed by Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win, will be divided into three sections: the main arena – where the tournament happens – a “DOTA 2 World” area, and an Entertainment Arena.
At the “DOTA 2 World” area, event-goers can enjoy theme park-esque activities, as well as food and beverages. Sponsors will also showcase their products and services in this area. And over at the Entertainment Arena, a music festival featuring local and international artists will run for the duration of the tournament.
You can watch a sneak peek of 2018’s first Major here:
The Galaxy Battles Major will take place from January 19 to 21 at the Philippines Arena, Bulacan. Tickets will be available from November this year.