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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.

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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:

  • North America

  • China

  • Europe

  • Southeast Asia

  • CIS

  • South America

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:

Place Team Points
1 TNC Predator 5320
2 Vici Gaming 5100
3 Team Secret 4950
4 Evil Geniuses 4450
5 Invictus Gaming 3000
6 Team Liquid 1820
7 Alliance 1800
8 J.Storm 920
9 beastcoast 820
10 Fnatic 400
11 Team Aster 300
12 Chaos Esports Club 241
13 Natus Vincere 226
14 Team Adroit 210
15 Fighting PandaS 210

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.

Dates Title Points Prize $ Winner/Runner-up
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

Group Stage:

  • Four groups of four teams;

  • GSL Format;

  • Bo3 matches;

  • 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

  • Bo5 finals

  • Bo3 every other game

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Dota 2 Minors Format

Group Stage:

  • Two groups of four teams;

  • All matches Bo3;

  • GSL Format;

  • Top two teams per group advance to Playoffs.

Play-off Stage: Four Bo3 teams double elimination.

  • Bo5 finals.

Qualifiers Format

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.

Phase 2:

Four teams Double Elimination.

Top 2-3 qualify to the Major. Loser(s) proceed to phase 3.

Phase 3:

Four teams double elimination. Top 1/2 qualify to the minor, the rest get 20 DPC points.

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