Posted 22nd September 2018 By: Derpina
Esports News – Leaving The International 8 behind, the next set of Dota 2 World Championship action is here with the new Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season. Valve decided to introduce significant changes for the ranking and scoring system, but there are other things players have to prepare for the series. Here is the new set of rules for tournament schedule, invites and qualifiers, and roster changes.
The new DPC season will see a decrease in tournaments. Instead of the 22 events schedule followed previously, the 2018-19 Dota 2 tournaments will have a total of 10 tournaments: five Minors and five Majors which takes place in pairs. If a team participated in one, they cannot participate in the other. The qualifiers for the Major will culminate first, and the teams that do not qualify can compete in the Minor qualifiers. But if the team won the Minor qualifier, there’s a chance that they can secure a slot in the Major.
The first major happening this year is The Kuala Lumpur Major from November 9 to 18, hosted by PGL and showcases 16 teams from across the globe competing for $1,000,000 prize pool and DPC points for The International 2019.
The total DPC points per match is the only requirement for qualification last season, and all the direct invitations were only given to high-profile teams from each region. This year, everything changes. None of the tournaments will have direct invitations for the teams, so all representatives must go through the regional qualifiers except for the team that wins the Minor.
Minors, on the other hand, features eight competing teams with at least one qualifier for each region. Majors feature 16 competitors, one of which is the winner of the preceding minor with the others determined through qualifiers. Two representatives from each region will be given slots.
The teams are now allowed to have their members shift without losing the DPC points that those players originally earned—it doesn’t matter if they make changes in the roster or if they play with substitute players. Additionally, teams that play with a substitute this season will not be penalized in the qualifiers, but they will have a 40% deduction in DPC points if they use subs in live events.
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