DPC China 2021 – Season 1 Overview
DPC China Season 1 Overview
DPC China Season 1 is one of the 6 official Dota Pro Circuit regional leagues in 2021. In China, the event organized is Perfect World, the same company that organized the 1.5 M USD Dota 2 Supermajor in 2018.
The event will take place between January 18 and March 14 with a total prize pool of $280,000 ($205,000 Upper Division and $75,000 Lower Division), offline in Shanghai.
The DPC Regional leagues are divided into an Upper and a Lower division of 8 teams each. 2021 comes with the first season for China, where 16 teams will be divided into 2 leagues.
The DPC 2021 China Upper Division starting date is January 19 and it ends on March 14. The Lower Division starts one day earlier on January 18 but ends at the same time.
DPC China Format
The event is taking place with 8 teams, half are invited and half are from the Closed Qualifier. The format is round-robin and all matches are Bo3.
1st place team is qualified in the Major Playoffs, 2nd place team on the Major Group Stage and 3rd and 4th place teams are qualified on the Major Wild Card.
Bottom two teams are relegated to the Lower Division of Season 2, and the remaining teams will be maintained in the current division for Season 2.
The Lower Division also has 8 teams with 4 of them coming from the Closed Qualifier and the other 4 from Open Qualifiers.
The format is round-robin with Bo3 matches.
The top two teams are qualified to the Upper Division of Season 2, the bottom two are eliminated and the remaining teams are maintained in the current division for Season 2.
The total prize pool for the Upper Division is $205,000 US dollars.
- 1st place – $30,000
- 2nd place -$28,000
- 3rd place – $27,000
- 4th place – $26,000
- 5th place – $25,000
- 6th place – $24,000
- 7th place – $23,000
- 8th place – $22,000
The Lower Division has a prize pool of $75,000
- 1st place – $17,000
- 2nd place – $16,000
- 3rd place – $15,000
- 4th place – $11,000
- 5th place – $9,000
- 6th place – $7,000
Teams participating in Dota Pro Circuit 2021: Season 1 – China
PSG.LGD, Ehome, Vici Gaming and Elephant are the invited teams that will participate in DPC 2021 China Upper Division
The teams from the Closed Qualifiers are: Team Aster, Team MgMa, Invictus and LBSZ.
The teams participating in DPC China Lower Division from the Closed Qualifiers: Phoenix Gaming, Royal Never Give Up, Dalajing Gaming, Sparking Arrow Gaming.
The teams participating in DPC China Lower Division from the Open Qualifiers: CDEC Gaming, Dragon, Dynasty and Xtreme Gaming.