Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022
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.
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.
|EEU||Tour 1: Epic Esports Events|
Tour 2 & 3: Beyond The Summit
|SEA||Beyond The Summit|
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:
|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|
|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
- 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
- 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.
Following feedback from fans and teams, a series of regional final was announced on January 22 as a replacement for the first major. 
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;
The prize pool and DPC points for the majors are distributed as follows:
- 2022-01-12 | by Rakshak Kathuria of AFK Gaming
- 2022-01-13 | by Vignesh Raghuram of AFK Gaming
- 2022-08-16 | by Ammar Aryani of AFK Gaming
- 2022-08-16 | by Ammar Aryani of AFK Gaming
- 2022-08-18 | by Rakshak Kathuria of AFK Gaming
- 2021-12-20 | by Pandoradota2 of GosuGamers
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- 2021-11-11 | by feaver of Tips.GG
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- 2022-01-13 | by feaver of Tips.GG
- 2022-06-24 | by sneakyolz of Tips.GG
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