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Dota Pro Circuit 2021-22

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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. However, each roster change will incur a 15% penalty on current points. Substitute may be used for four out of the seven matches in the Regional League as long as that stand-in is either competing in a Division II or not competing in the league at all. A team that plays five or more Regional League matches with a substitute will be disqualified and any remaining games will be forfeited. Any team that competes in a major with a substitute will incur a 40% penalty on DPC points earned from that tournament. 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. Any remaining spots will be decided through regional, final chance qualifiers. The remaining teams that participated in the third tour of the regional leagues have a last chance to qualify through the regional qualifiers provided that they didn't replace more than two players from their third tour's roster. As in previous season, there will not be any Open Qualifier. 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.

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]

Region Organizer
WEU DreamHack
EEU Epic Esports Events
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 Qualifies to the Major Playoffs
2 28,000 USD 180/240/300 Qualifies to the Major Group Stage
3 27,000 USD 120/160/200 Qualifies to the Major Wild Card Stage1
4 26,000 USD 60/80/100 Qualifies to the Major Wild Card Stage2
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 II3
8 0 USD Eliminated from Division II3
1 Only WEU, EEU, CN and SEA
2 Only WEU and CN
3 Replaced by an Open Qualifier team

Majors[edit]

  • Teams
    • 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
  • Wild Card
    • Six teams
    • Bo2 round robin
    • Top two teams advance to the Group Stage
    • Bottom four teams are eliminated
  • Group Stage
    • Eight teams
    • Bo2 round robin
    • Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs
    • 3rd to 6th placed teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs
    • Twelve teams, 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 season, the earlier Majors grant less points than the later ones (1900/2700/3500 DPC points).
The prize pool and DPC points are spread as follows:

Place Prize DPC Pts
1 200,000 USD 400/500/600
2 100,000 USD 350/450/550
3 75,000 USD 300/400/500
4 50,000 USD 250/350/450
5-6 25,000 USD 200/300/400
7-8 12,500 USD 100/200/300
9-16 0 USD 0

Tournaments[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
Points
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 21, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2021
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 29, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 30, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$205,000
690
8 teams
North America North America
  TBD
  TBD
Nov 30, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$205,000
690
8 teams
Europe Europe
  TBD
  TBD
Dec 01, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022
$205,000
690
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
  TBD
  TBD
Dec 02, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$205,000
690
8 teams
South America South America
  TBD
  TBD
Dec 02, 2021 - Jan 23, 2022
$205,000
690
8 teams
CIS CIS
  TBD
  TBD

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. epicentergg (2021-11-11). "THREE DPC SEASONS IN EASTERN EUROPE ARE OURS". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-11-11.
  4. PWRD_DOTA2 (2021-11-13). "Back in the fray!". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-11-13.
  5. BTSdota (2021-11-14). "We're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting the SEA DPC Leagues 2021-2022 season!". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-11-14.
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