Valve has modified the format of the Dota Pro Circuit, introducing six regional leagues and three majors.
The modifications will probably be carried out following The International 10, which takes place in August.
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Following TI10, the annual Dota Pro Circuit will probably be break up into three seasons – every of which can wrap up with a Major. Each season will comprise of regional leagues for China, Europe, North America, Southeast Asia, South America, and CIS.
Each regional league may have a prize pool of $280,000 (£216,213.20) for every season and is break up into two divisions. There will probably be eight groups within the higher division and eight groups within the decrease division of every league. The backside two groups within the decrease division will probably be relegated and changed with two groups from open qualifiers.
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The leagues will final for six weeks every season and include a best-of-three spherical robin format that features all the competing groups. The higher division matches may have studio broadcasts and the decrease division clashes will probably be featured on DotaTV.
DPC factors are nonetheless a serious function within the circuit, with the highest 5 groups within the higher division every receiving factors in direction of qualifying for The International. Majors may also distribute $500,000 (£386,185) and DPC factors. The new-look circuit will kick off with the Season 1 Fall League on October fifth. Third-party tournaments will probably be hosted in between league play.
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see a format that permits the highest groups to persistently compete amongst one another in a system that issues, whereas permitting up-and-coming groups to earn their spot on three separate events. This change exhibits that Valve is pondering proactively about the best way to enhance the Dota Pro Circuit and that’s bought to be encouraging for gamers and organisations alike.
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