Valve said about the format and dates for The Spring Major in 2017 and The International 2017. The main feature of the spring will be the separation of Major regional qualifications for the Americas and Europe. Now, the team from the CIS and South America will compete in the individual qualifications. Venue The Spring Major 2017 is not announced, but already known to date qualifications.
Open qualifying tournament will be held from 6 to 9 March, and closed regional qualifications – from 10 to 13 March. LAN-finals of the championship is scheduled from 20 to 23 April. Valve also change the format selections at The Spring Major 2017. Now, the team from North and South America will play in different regional qualifications.
The same applies to groups from Europe and the CIS. Will the same format used on The International 2017 – the organizers did not specify. The International 2017 is traditionally held in the first half of August. Open qualifying round of the World Championship scheduled for June 22-25. Enclosed regional qualification will be held June 26-29.