Dota Pro Circuit 2022 Overview
Dota Pro Circuit 2022 consists of 2 seasons, each punctuated by a Major tournament leading up to The International 11.
Changes to the Dota Pro Circuit in 2022
Last year, Valve reworked the format of the Dota Pro Circuit, replacing Minor tournaments with Regional Leagues. This year, the Upper and Lower Divisions are named Division I and Division II, but the general rules are still the same.
Each DPC Regional league is divided into Division I and Division II of 8 teams each.
In the latest Dota news, the first Dota 2 Major was cancelled. The Majors format were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, so there will be only 2 Majors this year. The DPC points spread was also changed due to this.
2022’s Dota 2 Majors will now feature 18 teams, with the following slot allocation:
- Western Europe: Top 4
- Eastern Europe: Top 3
- China: Top 4
- South-East Asia: Top 3
- North America: Top 2
- South America: Top 2
The top team from each region directly qualifies for the Playoffs of each season’s Major, while the second team qualifies for the Group Stage. The rest of the teams will take part in the Wild Card stage.
DPC 2022 Regional Leagues
As mentioned above, the Dota Pro Circuit 2022 will no longer feature Minor events but Regional Leagues, one for each continent.
Each Regional League tournament has a total prize pool of $280,000 USD per Tour. The split is uneven between the two Divisions ($205,000 USD in Division I, $75,000 USD in Division II). The bottom two teams from Division I will be placed into Division II for the next season. The top two teams from Division II will be part of Division I in the next league.
Each league will be run by a separate event organizer, responsible for broadcasting, event and talent information.
The 6 official leagues of the DPC 2022 are:
|Western Europe||DPC WEU||Dreamhack|
|Eastern Europe||DPC EEU||Epic Esports Events|
|China||DPC CN||Perfect World|
|SEA||DPC SEA||Beyond The Summit|
|SA||DPC SA||4D Esports|
Teams playing in the Dota Pro Circuit in 2022
Some participating teams in the Regional Leagues in either one of Division I or Division II are:
- SG e-sports
- Thunder Predator
- Wolf Team
Dota Pro Circuit 2022 Schedule
This year’s competition first tours start on 14 March, and will consist of 2 seasons, concluding with the biggest DOTA event of the year – The International 2022.
Both seasons will consist of a six-week League stage leading up to a Major. After two seasons, there will be qualifiers for the remaining slots for The International.
Dota Pro Circuit Prize Pool
A total of $280,000 USD can be won each season, split as follows:
- Upper Divisions: $205,000
- Lower Divisions: $75,000
DPC points can only be won by the top 5 teams from Division I. The prize pool and DPC points are spread as follows:
|1||$30,000||300||Qualifies to the Major Playoffs|
|2||$28,000||180||Qualifies to the Major Group Stage|
|3||$27,000||120||Qualifies to the Major Wild Card Stage (EU, CN, SEA,)|
|4||$26,000||60||Qualifies to the Major Wild Card Stage (EU, CN)|
|5||$25,000||30||Remain in Division I|
|6||$24,000||0||Remain in Division I|
|7||$23,000||0||Relegated to Division II|
|8||$22,000||0||Relegated to Division II|
|1||$17,000||Promoted to Division I|
|2||$16,000||Promoted to Division I|
|3||$15,000||Remain in Division II|
|4||$11,000||Remain in Division II|
|5||$9,000||Remain in Division II|
|6||$7,000||Remain in Division II|
|7||0||Eliminated from Division II *|
|8||0||Eliminated from Division II *|
DPC Majors 2022 Prize Pool
This year’s Dota 2 Majors award $500,000 USD and DPC points divided between the top 8 teams as follows:
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