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Valve Reveals New Regional Format For Dota Pro Circuit 2020-21

Posted 27th February 2020 By: Derpina    137 Views

Valve Reveals New Regional Format For DPC 2020-21 - Tipify

Esports News – The International 10 is one of the 2020s highly anticipated esports tournaments of the year, but despite the recent format updates, Valve confirmed an updated version for the next Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season. DPC 2020-21 introduces a new regional league system that heavily focuses on scheduled and consistent matches for veterans and second to third-tier talents.

Tournament format

Valve completely removes the Minor tournaments to give way to regional leagues with three individual seasons over the year. Each season leads to one Major tournament featuring the best Dota 2 teams from the 6 regions. Combining the Minor and Major tournaments, there will be upper and lower divisions for each region. Both brackets hold 8 teams, depending on their performance. In total, 96 teams will compete for next year—four slots for Europe and China, three slots for North America and Southeast Asia, and two slots for CIS and South America.

The dominating teams earn the lion’s share of the $280,000 prize pool per season, as well as tickets to The International 2021 through DPC points. Here’s the breakdown of prize pool distribution and relegation per season:

UPPER DIVISION

1st Place – $30,000 – 500 DPC points – Qualifies to the Major Playoffs
2nd Place – $28,000 – 300 DPC points – Qualifies to the Major Group Stage
3rd Place – $27,000 – 200 DPC points – Qualifies to the Major Wild Card Stage
4th Place – $26,000 – 100 DPC points – Qualifies to the Major Wild Card Stage
5th Place – $25,000 – 50 DPC points – N/A
6th Place – $24,000 – N/A – N/A
7th Place – $23,000 – N/A – Relegated to Lower Division
8th Place – $22,000 – N/A – Relegated to Lower Division

LOWER DIVISION

1st Place – $17,000 – Promoted to Upper Division
2nd Place – $16,000 – Promoted to Upper Division
3rd Place – $15,000 – N/A
4th Place – $11,000 – N/A
5th Place – $9,000 – N/A
6th Place – $7,000 – N/A
7th Place – N/A – Eliminated from Lower Division
8th Place – N/A – Eliminated from Lower Division

Event schedule

The DPC season 2020-21 officially and immediately begins after The International 2020. From October 2020 to July 2021, the DPC determines the top teams competing for the biggest Dota 2 tournament next year. Non-DPC tournaments for third-party sponsors can take up the dates outside this range:

Season 1 Fall League: Oct. 5th – Nov. 15th
Season 1 Major: Dec. 7th – 19th
Season 2 Winter League: Jan. 4th – Feb. 14th
Season 2 Major: March 8th – 20th
Season 3 Spring League: April 12th – May 23rd
Season 3 Major: June 21st – July 3rd



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