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The Kiev Major

April 20, 2017
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The Kiev Major is the second major of the 2016-2017 season after The International 2016 which will be kicking off in a few days later. 16 teams, 8 invited teams and 8 qualified teams will be taking part in the competition. The group stage will be playing with the Swiss group system on April 24-25. the main event will be having Single-Elimination format which taking place on April 27-30 at the National Place of Arts in Kiev, Ukraine.

The prize pool of the tournament is 3 million US Dollars. Which distributed into:
1st – $1,000,000 (33.33%)
2nd – $500,000 (16.67%)
3rd / 4th – $250,000 (8.33%)
5th / 8th – $125,000 (4.17%)
9th / 16th – $62,500 (2.08%)

Invited teams

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The International 2016 champion Wings Gaming will be playing under the banner of Team Random. On the side note, The International 2016 1st runner up (2nd place) team Digital Chaos will be playing under the banner of Thunderbirds as well. Besides, the Boston Major 1st runner up , Ad Finem will also be playing in a different banner which is mousesports. All this 3 teams will remain the same roster but only different team name.

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Ex-Team Onyx, will be playing under the banner of Digital Chaos in Kiev Major and in the future.