From 3 to 10 December in the city of Boston, the United States will host the tournament from Valve called The Boston Major 2016. The championship will bring together 16 teams, 8 of whom received direct invitation (LGD Gaming, EHOME, MVP.Phoenix, OG, Wings, Digital Chaos , Evil Geniuses, China Newbee).
The remaining 8 teams (Virtus.pro, Ad Finem, Team Faceless, WarriorsGaming.Unity, iG.Vitality, Execration, Team NP, Complexity) overcame the online qualifiers to reach the main stage of The Boston Major 2016
It should be noted that a few days before the start of the tournament, many teams, especially some of the guys from China were refused in obtaining documents for the flight to the United States and Valve offered the teams play with substitutions. But the situation with Execration several times worse, the team was not able to participate. The reasons are the same: the problems in obtaining a visa. Philippine team will replace the team LGD Gaming.Forever Young.
By tradition, the 16 teams divided into 4 groups of 4 in each team. At the end of the group stage all the teams will take place in the next stage – the playoffs, where the matches will continue in the format – best of 3, and of the system will change to singe elimination (for departure, without the top and bottom grids).
The total prize pool of $ 3,000,000, distribution of the first eight places is as follows:
- 1st place – $ 1,000,000;
- 2nd place – $ 500,000;
- 3-4 place – $ 250,000;
- 5-8 place – $ 125,000