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Dota Pro Circuit 2023

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The format for the 2023 season remains largely the same as the previous season. However, each division of each regional league now last three weeks instead of six weeks (excluding tiebreakers), and both divisions will be scheduled separately, one after the other, in their respective regions (first division followed by second division).

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 2023 season happens at 11:59am PT on December 9th, 2022. 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 20% penalty to all DPC Points earned at the time of removal (including the points to be earned in the League currently being played). 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. Any partial DPC points will be rounded down for each individual event. There is no penalty for adding a new player.

A substitute may be used for 4 out of the 7 matches in the Regional League. A team that plays 5 or more Regional League matches with a substitute will be disqualified and any remaining games will be forfeited. If a team does not play a Regional League match, that match is forfeited. A team that forfeits 2 or more matches in a season will be automatically removed from the rest of the competition and all their opponents from previous and subsequent games will get a default win. Any team that competes in a Major tournament with a substitute will incur a 40% penalty per substitute (up to 2 substitutes) on DPC Points earned from that tournament. If more than 2 substitutes are required for a team, that team will be considered forfeited.

As in previous season, teams from the same organization can play in the same Regional League but only one team from an organization can qualify for The International. If two teams from the same organization qualify for The International, that organization must either remove all of their ties to one of the teams, or only the top team will be eligible.

At the end of the third tour, the top twelve teams by DPC points are directly qualified for The International 2023. 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.

Format[edit]

Open Qualifier[edit]

Tour 1 (Winter)[edit]
  • 4 Single Elimination Open Qualifiers, 2 days each (total 8 days)
  • Two teams from each Open Qualifier will advance to Closed Qualifiers
Tour 2 & 3 (Spring & Summer)[edit]
  • 3 Single Elimination Open Qualifiers, 2 days each (total 6 days)
  • Two teams from each Open Qualifier will advance to Closed Qualifiers

Closed Qualifier[edit]

Tour 1 (Winter)[edit]
  • 4 Days
  • Eight teams from Open Qualifiers
  • No direct invites
  • Double-elimination without Grand Finals
Tour 2 & 3 (Spring & Summer)[edit]
  • 4 Days
  • Six teams from Open Qualifiers
  • Two direct invites (Eliminated Teams from Division II)
  • Double-elimination without Grand Finals

Regional League[edit]

Regional Leagues are divided into 6 regions. The regions are: North America (NA), South America (SA), Western Europe (WEU), Eastern Europe (EEU), China (CN) and Southeast Asia (SEA). Each of the Regional Leagues is divided into 2 divisions (Division I and Division II) of eight teams each (16 each region, 96 in total across all regions).

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 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:[1][2][3][4][5]

Region Organizer
WEU PGL
EEU Paragon Events
CN Perfect World
SEA Epulze
NA PGL
SA ESB

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

Division I
Place Prize DPC Points 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 Demoted to Division II
8 22,000 USD 0 Demoted 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 II
8 0 USD Eliminated from Division II

Major[edit]

The teams with top placement in each region’s Division I compete in a Major. Each region is guaranteed a minimum of at least 2 slots for teams to fill. However, some Regions are allocated more slots. Majors have a prize pool of $500,000 USD, the earlier Majors grant fewer points than the later ones (1900/2700/3500 DPC points).

  • Participants
    • Western Europe: 4 Slots
    • Eastern Europe: 3 Slots
    • China: 4 Slots
    • Southeast Asia: 3 Slots
    • North America: 2 Slots
    • South America: 2 Slots
  • Group Stage
    • Two groups of nine teams each
    • Single round robin
    • All matches are Bo2
    • 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
    • Twelve teams total (Eight start at upper bracket, four start at lower bracket)
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5
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
9-18 0 USD 0

Tournaments[edit]

 S    Tournament
Date
Prize
Points
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 29 - Jul 09, 2023
$500,000
 
18 teams
Indonesia Bali, Indonesia
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
Jun 07 - 28, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Wildcard GamingWildcard Gaming WG
Jun 07 - 28, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 Nigma GalaxyNigma Galaxy NGX
Jun 07 - 28, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 Geek SlateGeek Slate Geek
 Neon EsportsNeon Esports Neon
Jun 06 - 28, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 Universitario EsportsUniversitario Esports UES
Jun 06 - 28, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 Natus VincereNatus Vincere NAVI
 Team SexyTeam Sexy Sexy
Jun 06 - 26, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Holy GrailHoly Grail HG
 Team ZeroTeam Zero Zero
May 16 - Jun 05, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
China Shanghai, China
 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming iG
May 15 - Jun 05, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Shopify RebellionShopify Rebellion SR
May 15 - Jun 05, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 Blacklist InternationalBlacklist International BLCK
May 15 - Jun 05, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
May 14 - Jun 05, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
May 14 - Jun 05, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 BetBoom TeamBetBoom Team BB
Apr 26 - May 07, 2023
$500,000
 
18 teams
Germany Berlin, Germany
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
Apr 05 - 26, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Sand King GómezSand King Gómez SKG
Apr 05 - 26, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 D2 HustlersD2 Hustlers D2 H
Apr 05 - 26, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 BOOM EsportsBOOM Esports BOOM
Apr 04 - 26, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 Mad KingsMad Kings MK
Apr 04 - 26, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
Apr 04 - 24, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Piggy KillerPiggy Killer PK
Mar 14 - Apr 03, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Xtreme GamingXtreme Gaming XG
Mar 13 - Apr 03, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 TSMTSM TSM
 Shopify RebellionShopify Rebellion SR
Mar 13 - Apr 03, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 ExecrationExecration XctN
Mar 13 - Apr 03, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
Mar 12 - Apr 02, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Mar 12 - Apr 02, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 HellRaisersHellRaisers HR
Feb 22 - Mar 05, 2023
$500,000
 
18 teams
Peru Lima, Peru
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
Feb 01 - 22, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 Team DogChampTeam DogChamp Dog
 feltfelt felt
Feb 01 - 22, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 Ooredoo ThundersOoredoo Thunders OT
 MonaspaMonaspa Mnsp
Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
Jan 31 - Feb 22, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 PuckChampPuckChamp PC
Feb 05 - 21, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
China China
 Ybb GamingYbb Gaming Ybb
 Vici GamingVici Gaming VG
Feb 01 - 21, 2023
$75,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 Army GeniusesArmy Geniuses AG
Jan 05 - Feb 04, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
China China
Jan 09 - 31, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
Europe Europe
 Gaimin GladiatorsGaimin Gladiators GG
Jan 10 - 30, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
South America South America
 beastcoastbeastcoast bc
 Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses EG
Jan 09 - 30, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
 ExecrationExecration XctN
 Geek SlateGeek Slate Geek
Jan 08 - 30, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
CIS CIS
 BetBoom TeamBetBoom Team BB
Jan 09 - 29, 2023
$205,000
 
8 teams
North America North America
 TSMTSM TSM
 Shopify RebellionShopify Rebellion SR

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