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After The International 2017 Valve made major changes to the way the professional season is set up and to the way teams qualify for The International.[1] Instead of Valve hosting Majors themselves, they choose independently run tournaments with a prizepool above $500,000 USD around the year and grant them Major status, which comes with an additional $500,000 USD in prize money and Qualifying Points for The International.

In addition to those Majors there are Minors. These grant less Qualifying Points and their prize-pool gets increased by only $150,000 USD.

Point distribution[edit]

Main Article: Qualifying Points

Majors and Minors award 1,500 and 300 Qualifying Points respectively. These points are awarded to the players directly instead of the teams.

The points awarded to a team are reduced if the team does not play a tournament with its official roster. If a team plays with four official players and one substitute player, the official players gain 75% of the normal points and the substitute player 50%. If more than one player is replaced, all players playing for the team in the tournament gain 25% of the normal points.

Majors[edit]

Main Article: Majors

Majors are tournaments with a minimum base prize-pool of $500,000 USD plus an additional $500,000 USD from Valve. They grant a total of 1,500 Qualifying Points.

Minors[edit]

Main Article: Minors

Minors are tournaments with a minimum base prize-pool of $150,000 USD plus an additional $150,000 USD from Valve. They grant a total of 300 Qualifying Points.

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