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3 months have passed since The International 2019 concluded with a consecutive victory for OG. Since then, most Dota 2 teams have decided to take a break or go through various roster changes. While the scene has yet to become stable once again, many teams have already been up for the next season. MDL Chengdu Major will be the first Major in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2019-2020 with $1 million on the line and 15,000 Dota Circuit Points.

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16 teams will battle it out in the first Dota 2 Major of the DPC 2019-2020

Upcoming names in the scene

While many big names in the scene like Virtus Pro, LGD, OG, Team Secret are missing out on the event, we still have EG, Team Liquid, Vici Gaming, Fnatic, Alliance, and the recent red-hot TNC Predator. The situation has changed a lot since the last event with so many drastic roster changes. The ex-Alliance has become the new Team Liquid while the new Alliance has recruited the rising carry Nikolay ‘Nikobaby’ Nikolov from Mineski in TI9.

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Alliance quickly recovered with a whole new lineup

While most top teams remained inactive, TNC Predator and Alliance have been busy with their schedule. Alliance achieved their first big event victory in the DreamLeague Season 12 with $100,000 in prize money. TNC Predator also won the ESL One Hamburg 2019 with $125,000 over Gambit Esports. Meanwhile, the ex-Alliance roster - now under the Team Liquid jersey – couldn’t establish themselves in a new organization. They only finished #4 in the DreamLeague Season 12 after losing to Demon Slayers.

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TNC Predator won one big Dota 2 tournament with $125,000

The event will begin shortly today with 16 teams divided into 4 groups. It will be interesting to see the revamped EG against the new Team Liquid in Group C. Group B will be a fierce battle among the 3 big names Vici Gaming, Alliance, and Fnatic. Group D seems to be the most balanced as 4 teams are pretty on the same level. Tune in for the highest level of Dota 2 competitive scene.