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Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022

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The format for the 2021-2022 season remains largely the same as the previous season. However, instead of two tours, this season will have three tours.[1]

As in previous season, roster locks are implemented from the start of each Regional League until the end. Rosters will unlock at the conclusion of the Regional League portion of each Tour. The initial roster lock for the 2021-2022 Season happens at 11:59am PT on November 21st. For subsequent Tours, player removals will lock at 11:59am PT on Tuesday after the Major, though players will still be allowed to be added to incomplete teams until 11:59am PT on Sunday after the Major.

Any player removals will incur a 15% penalty to all DPC Points earned at the time of removal. A team that removes a player after securing a slot at a Major will incur a 20% penalty on DPC Points earned during that event, in addition to the normal player-removal penalty. There is no penalty for adding a new player. A team that removes a player after securing a slot at a Major will incur a 20% penalty on DPC Points earned during that event, in addition to the normal player-removal penalty.

At the end of the third tour, the top twelve teams by DPC points are directly qualified for The International 2022. Six remaining spots will be decided through regional qualifiers. All teams that participated in the third tour of the regional leagues are eligible to compete in the regional qualifiers provided that they do not replace more than two players from their third tour's roster. As in previous season, there will not be any Open Qualifier for The International. However, all Regional Leagues will have an Open Qualifier tournament for their Division II spots meaning that the third tour's open qualifiers will essentially act as TI Open Qualifiers.

In addition, on 22nd January 2022, it was announced that the second and third place teams from each region's qualifiers will compete in a Last Chance Qualifier prior to The International to determine the final two qualification spots - thus expanding the amount of teams in the group stage for The International 2022 from 18 to 20 teams.

Format[edit]

Regional League[edit]

Each of the six regions will feature a Regional League, divided into Division I and Division II of eight teams each. Each league lasts for six weeks. At the end of each league, the bottom two teams of the Division I are demoted to Division II, while the top two teams of the Division II are promoted to Division I. The bottom two teams of the Division II are eliminated from the league and are replaced with winners of the open qualifier held within their Regional League. All other teams retain their position for the following tour.

The six regional leagues will be operated by the following tournament organizers:[2][3][4][5][6][7]

On March 12, it was revealed that organizer Epic Esports Events gave up their rights to EEU, they were replaced by Beyond The Summit for the remainder of the season.[8][9][10][11]

Region Organizer
WEU DreamHack
EEU Tour 1: Epic Esports Events
Tour 2 & 3: Beyond The Summit
CN Perfect World
SEA Beyond The Summit
NA ESL
SA 4D Esports

Each Regional League tournament has a total prize pool of $280,000 USD per Tour. This prize pool is split among both Divisions ($205,000 USD in Division I, $75,000 USD in Division II). Unlike previous season, the earlier Regional League grant less points than the later ones (690/920/1150 DPC points).

The prize pool and DPC points are spread as follows:

Division I
Place Prize DPC Pts Seed
1 30,000 USD 300/400/500 Qualified to the Major
2 28,000 USD 180/240/300 Qualified to the Major
3 27,000 USD 120/160/200 Qualified to the Major
4 26,000 USD 60/80/100 Qualified to the Major
5 25,000 USD 30/40/50 Remain in Division I
6 24,000 USD 0 Remain in Division I
7 23,000 USD 0 Relegated to Division II
8 22,000 USD 0 Relegated to Division II
Division II
Place Prize Seed
1 17,000 USD Promoted to Division I
2 16,000 USD Promoted to Division I
3 15,000 USD Remain in Division II
4 11,000 USD Remain in Division II
5 9,000 USD Remain in Division II
6 7,000 USD Remain in Division II
7 0 USD Eliminated from Division II1
8 0 USD Eliminated from Division II1
1 Replaced by an Open Qualifier team

Majors[edit]

  • Participants
    • Four teams each from Western Europe and China
    • Three teams each from Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia
    • Two teams each from North America and South America
  • Group Stage
    • Two groups of nine teams
    • Bo2 round robin
    • Top four teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs
    • 5th and 6th placed teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Playoffs
    • Remaining teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • Eight teams start in the Upper Bracket
    • Four teams start in the Lower Bracket

Majors have a prize pool of $500,000 USD.
Unlike previous seasons, the earlier Majors grant fewer points than the later ones (1900/3530/4570 DPC points).

It was announced on January 12 that the first major is cancelled.
The DPC points of the first Major were redistributed to the second and third Major.[12]
Following feedback from fans and teams, a series of regional final was announced on January 22 as a replacement for the first major. [13]

The distribution of the prize pool and DPC points for the regional final are shown below;
As teams from China are unable to attend the second major,
a regional final of the second tour for China is announced;[14][15]

Place Prize DPC Pts
1 50,000 USD 250/450
2 25,000 USD 130/300
3 15,000 USD 0
4 10,000 USD 0

The prize pool and DPC points for the majors are distributed as follows:

Place Prize DPC Pts
1 200,000 USD 400/680/820
2 100,000 USD 350/610/740
3 75,000 USD 300/530/670
4 50,000 USD 250/460/590
5-6 25,000 USD 200/385/515
7-8 12,500 USD 100/240/360
9-16 0 USD 0

Tournaments[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
Points
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 04 - 14, 2022
$500,000
 
17 teams
United States Arlington, United States
Jun 09 - Jul 17, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
Jun 07 - Jul 17, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up RNG
Jun 06 - Jul 17, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
Jun 09 - Jul 16, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 OutsidersOutsiders Otsd
 Natus VincereNatus Vincere NAVI
Jun 08 - Jul 16, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
Jun 06 - Jul 16, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
Jun 07 - Jul 15, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 Quincy CrewQuincy Crew QC
Jun 06 - Jul 15, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 HellRaisersHellRaisers HR
Jun 07 - Jul 14, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
Jun 06 - Jul 14, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 ExecrationExecration XctN
Jun 06 - Jul 13, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 Nigma GalaxyNigma Galaxy NGX
 Into The BreachInto The Breach ITB
Jun 06 - Jul 12, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
 CDEC GamingCDEC Gaming CDEC
 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming iG
May 19 - 22, 2022
$37,500
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 One MoveOne Move OM
 Rune EatersRune Eaters RE
May 12 - 22, 2022
$500,000
 
14 teams
Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
 OGOG OG
 TSMTSM TSM
May 06 - 08, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
China China
Apr 27 - May 02, 2022
$102,500
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 BetBoom TeamBetBoom Team BB
Mar 14 - Apr 26, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Dandelion Esport ClubDandelion Esport Club DEC
Mar 15 - Apr 25, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Xtreme GamingXtreme Gaming XG
Mar 17 - Apr 24, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
Mar 16 - Apr 23, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
Mar 14 - Apr 23, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 5RATFORCESTAFF5RATFORCESTAFF 5RFS
 feltfelt felt
Mar 14 - Apr 23, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 SG esportsSG esports SG
 Wolf TeamWolf Team Wolf
Mar 14 - Apr 23, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 goonsquadgoonsquad GS
 AllianceAlliance [A]
Mar 15 - Apr 22, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 TSMTSM TSM
Mar 15 - Apr 21, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 OGOG OG
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
Mar 14 - Apr 21, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 RSGRSG RSG
Feb 18 - 20, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
North America North America
 TSMTSM TSM
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Feb 18 - 20, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
China China
 Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up RNG
Feb 18 - 20, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
CIS CIS
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
Feb 11 - 13, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
South America South America
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
Feb 11 - 13, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
Europe Europe
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
Feb 11 - 13, 2022
$100,000
 
4 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
 T1T1 T1
Jan 03 - 24, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
China China
Dec 02, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 Thunder PredatorThunder Predator TP
Dec 02, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 PuckChampPuckChamp PC
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 The CutThe Cut Cut
 Team DogChampTeam DogChamp Dog
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Winstrike TeamWinstrike Team Win
Dec 01, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
Nov 30, 2021 - Jan 21, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
Nov 30, 2021 - Jan 20, 2022
$205,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Quincy CrewQuincy Crew QC
 Team UndyingTeam Undying UND
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 20, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2021
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Xtreme GamingXtreme Gaming XG

See also[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

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References[edit]

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