Indonesia will host its first-ever Valve event in the Bali Major

IO Esports and Epulze have officially announced the Bali Major, the last Major of the DPC before The International 12 later this year.

Bali Major 2023 dates

The Bali Major is due to take place from June 29-July 9, with the grand finals being held in a luxurious five-star resort, the Ayana Resort, from July 7-9.

It marks the first time that Valve has hosted an event in Indonesia, with Bali having the honour of hosting its first-ever Dota 2 Major before the International 12 wraps up the DPC 2023 season.

18 teams from around the world will compete for the Bali Major's $500,000 prize pool, alongside their share of DPC points in order to secure their spot at The International. As the last major of the 2023 DPC season, the Bali Major will offer teams the highest amount of DPC points to help them qualify for The International 12.

''The Bali Major is a massive event for all DOTA 2 fans, especially those residing in Indonesia," said IO Esports CEO Kenchi Yap. "Our top priority is ensuring that everyone will have a great time, whether they are joining us here at AYANA Resort or watching the matches from the comfort of their homes. Players are not the only ones getting in on the action as we have various fan activities planned too. Follow our social media channels and join in the fun!''

''As ardent supporters of the global esports ecosystem, it is our pleasure to be a part of this big step forward for the DOTA 2 competitive scene," added Epulze Co-Founder Pontus Lövgren. "Healthy competition is what makes every player and fan fall in love with esports. Our pride lies in making sure that everyone can compete fairly, get recognized for their talents, and most importantly, have tons of fun."

The Bali Major may be two months away, but there's no need to wait for your fill of Dota 2 esports action. The Berlin Major kicks off today (April 26), and will run until May 7. You can watch the Dota 2 Berlin Major live right here on Luckbox via our Berlin Major match schedule. And to bet on Dota 2 esports, remember to sign up before jumping into our Dota 2 match schedule!