Finally, Valve also announced Dota Pro Circuit will return. In a short blog post, the Dota 2 publisher talks about his plans for the 20202-21 season and reveals that the Dota 2 Major will take place soon.
When will Dota Pro Circuit return?
In a surprising announcement, Valve released a specific schedule for the season. The Dota Pro Circuit will return on January 18. This timing coincides with Valve’s previous plans for the professional Dota 2 arena, but there’s a big change also confirmed.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) November 25, 2020
Valve looks like it will remake the Dota Pro Circuit format completely. The new DPC has 6 regional tournaments with winners and losers. From there will take place the big tournament between regions. Valve says the regional league consists of 16 teams, but we don’t yet know how many teams will participate in each draw.
There’s still quite a bit of information that hasn’t been shared. The community does not know the prize money as well as the tournament format and how the participating teams are selected. In addition, who is the organizer of the tournament as well as the operator is still a mystery.
Although part of the planned plan from last February, the global changes forced Valve to apply the same format as in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. That is, Valve will choose a number of places per region for the multi-region tournament, with teams winning points in a “regional tournament” to determine who goes through.
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) November 25, 2020
When does The International 10 take place?
Valve previously said The International would take place in August 2021 in Stockolm, Sweden. There is no information updated in the latest blog that this plan has changed or is confirmed to stay the same.
The International traditionally takes place in August. The Dota Pro Circuit ends in June, so Valve calculates teams have nearly 2 months to prepare visas and move.
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