Details on Dota Pro Circuit 2019-2020 Revealed

Details on Dota Pro Circuit 2019-2020 Revealed

Valve have revealed the detailed information on the upcoming professional Dota 2 season. Dota Pro Circuit 2019-2020 will have a similar format to the previous year’s season, however with several significant changes: the qualifiers for majors and minor will be consolidated, while qualification points will be awarded not only to the majors and minors participants, but also to the teams that play in the qualifiers.

The season will consist of 5 major and 5 minor events. Each major will feature a $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 points for grabs, while the minor will give out $300,000 and 660 points. Each major/minor pair will be preceded by combined regional qualifiers with a new three-phase format which looks as follows:

  • Phase 1: 10 teams, 8 of which are invited based on their DPC points and the other two are the winners of open qualifiers, compete in two groups with best-of-two series. Top two teams from each group advance to the second phase, the teams placed 3rd advance to the third phase.
  • Phase 2: 4 teams compete in a double-elimination bracket, with top 2-3 teams advancing to the major and the loser(s) make it to the third phase.
  • Phase 3: 4 teams compete in a double-elimination bracket, with top 1-2 teams advancing to the minor.

Just like in the previous season, the qualification points will be awarded to teams not players and will allow teams to be invited to the regional qualifiers and The International. Comparing to the last year, the distribution of prize money and qualification points became more flat. The full schedule of the next professional Dota 2 season is presented below.

Sep 30 - Oct 5 Qualifier #1
November 7-10 Minor #1
November 16-24 Major #1
December 1-6 Qualifier #2
January 9-12 Minor #2
January 18-26 Major #3
February 9-14 Qualifier #3
March 5-8 Minor #3
March 14-22 Major #3
Mar 29 - Apr 3 Qualifier #4
April 23-26 Minor #4
May 2-10 Major #4
May 17-22 Qualifier #5
June 11-14 Minor #5
June 20-28 Major #5
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