Dota 2 DPC Season 2019/2020 Events&Rules
For seven years Valve has been trying to find the best format for the Dota 2 season. Yet, there was a lot of controversy and discontent every time Valve issued an invite to The International no one knew what the system was that Valve used to choose teams for the invitation.
But after TI7, a new Dota 2 Pro Circuit Season 2017-2018 was announced by the official Valve media. Instead, all teams earn points during the season and the teams that have the most points get a direct invite to The International 2018.
13 Minors and 9 Majors were then added to the DPC Season List. With $1,000,000 of prize money and 15,000 DPC points played at majors, and $300,000 and 300 DPC points at minors.
However, last year, the system changed and the number of DPC tournaments decreased. Instead of 13 minors and 9 majors, Valve has announced just 5 majors and 5 minors going forward.
Before each major, the operator holds qualifications. From each region, two teams - the 1st and 2nd place - get the direct invite.
There are 6 regions right now:
Minors are the second way to get an invitation to the majors. In most cases, the team that took first place at a minor gets a direct invitation to the upcoming major. Sometimes, the first two teams get a direct invitation. Before each minor, the operator holds the same regional qualifications as the major but with the teams that couldn’t make it to the main tournament.
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DPC 2019-2020 Rankings
The best 12 teams that score the most points during the season will receive a direct invitation to The International 2020. We will update this table after each tournament and monitor the number of points scored.
Top 15 DPC 2019-2020 Teams:
|12||Chaos Esports Club||241|
The final list will be received after the One Esports Singapore Major.
DPC 2019-2020 Schedule and Results
We’ve collected bits and pieces of information about Dota Pro Circuit Season 2019-2020. The major and minor qualifier is combined into a single chart.
|Oct 5-10, 2019||Qualifier #1||370||-||-|
|Nov 7-10, 2019||DOTA Summit 11||660||300,000||IG/Chaos|
|Nov 16-24, 2019||MDL Chengdu Major||15000||1,000,000||TNC/VG|
|Dec 1-6, 2019||Qualifier #2||370||-||-|
|Jan 7-11, 2020||WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020||660||300,000||Nigma/RNG|
|Jan 18-26, 2020||DreamLeague Leipzig Major||15000||1,000,000||Team Secret/EG|
|Feb 9-14, 2020||Qualifier #3||370||-||-|
|Mar 3-7, 2020||StarLadder ImbaTV Season 3||660||300,000||TBD|
|Mar 14-22, 2020||ESL One Los Angeles 2020||15000||1,000,000||TBD|
|Mar 29-Apr 3, 2020||Qualifier #4||370||-||-|
|Apr 22-26, 2020||Minor Event||660||300,000||TBD|
|May 2-10, 2020||EPICENTER Major||15000||1,000,000||TBD|
|May 17-22, 2020||Qualifier #5||370||-||-|
|June 9-13, 2020||Minor Event||660||300,000||TBD|
|June 20-28, 2020||ONE Esports Singapore Major||15000||1,000,000||TBD|
Dota 2 Majors Format
Four groups of four teams;
Top two teams per group advance to the Upper Bracket.
Bottom two teams per group advance to the Lower Brackets.
Play-off Stage: 16 teams Double Elimination with 8 starting in the Lower Bracket.
Bo1 matches for 1st round of the Lower Bracket
Bo3 every other game
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Dota 2 Minors Format
Two groups of four teams;
All matches Bo3;
Top two teams per group advance to Playoffs.
Play-off Stage: Four Bo3 teams double elimination.
- Bo5 finals.
Phase 1 (2 days):
Two Bo2 groups of five.
- The top eight teams with DPC points are invited.
- Two Open qualifier spots.
- In a case where there are not enough teams with a certain amount of DPC points, Valve will decide how to distribute the remaining slots.
Top two from each group proceed to Phase 2.
The third from each group proceed to Phase 3.
Everyone else is eliminated and gets 10 DPC points.
In cases when a region has three major or two minor invites, both 4th places play a Bo3 to decide who else can proceed.
In cases when a region has three majors AND two minor invites, both 4th places proceed further.
Four teams Double Elimination.
Top 2-3 qualify to the Major. Loser(s) proceed to phase 3.
Four teams double elimination. Top 1⁄2 qualify to the minor, the rest get 20 DPC points.
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