Dota Pro Circuit Rankings 2023
|#||Teams||Points||DPC 2022/2023 Winter Tour 1: SEA Division I (Upper)||DPC 2022/2023 Winter Tour 1: CN Division I (Upper)||DPC 2022/2023 Winter Tour 1: EEU Division I (Upper)||DPC 2022/2023 Winter Tour 1: WEU Division I (Upper)||DPC 2022/2023 Winter Tour 1: SA Division I (Upper)||DPC 2022/2023 Winter Tour 1: NA Division I (Upper)||The Lima Major 2023||DPC 2023 Tour 2: SEA Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 2: China Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 2: EEU Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 2: WEU Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 2: SA Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 2: NA Division I (Upper)||The Berlin Major 2023 ESL||DPC 2023 Tour 3: SEA Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 3: CN Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 3: EEU Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 3: WEU Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 3: SA Division I (Upper)||DPC 2023 Tour 3: NA Division I (Upper)||The Bali Major 2023||Points Deductions|
|42||Outsiders From CN||0||42.||0||-||0||-|
|42||Into the Breach||0||42.||0||0||-||-|
|42||Sand King Gomez||0||42.||0||-||-||0|
DPC 2023 is the sixth season of the professional Dota 2 league. The competitive league DPC 2023 started on December 11, 2022, and the regular season will be over on July 9, 2023.
Teams from 6 regions take part in DPC 2023: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, North America, South America, and Southeast Asia. The general number of participants in DPC 2023 is 96 teams.
The dates of DPC 2023
Just like in previous years, the 2023 season began at the end of 2022. The first tour of DPC 2023 started in December 2022.
The winter cycle of DPC 2023
- Open qualifications: December 11-13, 2022
- Closed qualifications: December 14-15, 2022
- The first division of regional leagues: January 9-29, 2023
- The second division of regional leagues: January 30 – February 19, 2023
- The Lima Major by 4D Esports: February 24 – March 5, 2023
The final point of the 2023 winter cycle was The Lima Major 2023. 18 teams from 6 regions were competing for 500,000 dollars and 1,900 DPC points.
The spring cycle of DPC 2023
- Open qualifications: March 13-15, 2023
- Closed qualifications: March 16-22, 2023
- The first division of regional leagues: March 13 – April 2, 2023
- The second division of regional leagues: April 3-23, 2023
- The Berlin Major by ESL: April 28 – May 7, 2023
The Berlin Major hosted by ESL will be the final tournament of the spring cycle. The final championship will take place at Velodrom Arena in Berlin.
The summer cycle of DPC 2023
- Open qualifications: May 15-27, 2023
- Closed qualifications: May 18-24, 2023
- The first division of regional leagues: May 15 – June 4, 2023
- The second division of regional leagues: June 5-25, 2023
- The Bali Major by IO Esports: 30 июня – July 9, 2023
The tournament at Bali is the last stop for teams before the qualifiers for The International. At The Bali Major by IO Esports, the record-breaking unspecified number of DPC points will be up for grabs.
The features of DPC 2023
The sixth professional Dota 2 season has similar features to the previous DPC events. The leagues of the DPC ecosystem include 96 teams, which are divided into two divisions (the upper and lower ones) into 6 regions: Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, China, and Southeast Asia.
The main difference between DPC 2023 and the previous season is the duration of regional leagues and the match schedule. Now, matches in regional leagues will be carried out in 3 weeks, instead of 6 last year, and the second-division matches will not overlap with the matches taking place in the upper league.
Just like in the DPC 2022 tour, the 2023 season will have 3 final Major events. Teams will be distributed at tournaments depending on the success of regional representatives. The regional distribution at the first Major tournament in 2023, The Lima Major 2023, looked as follows:
- 4 teams from Западной Европы Western Europe
- 4 teams from China
- 3 teams from Eastern Europe
- 3 teams from Southeast Asia
- 2 teams from North America
- 2 teams from South America
The detailed distribution of teams for the Majors in Germany and Indonesia will emerge closer to the start of the events.
The rules of DPC 2023
The 2023 season had a few changes regarding the rules of the competitive DPC league. Mainly, it impacted the point about punishing clubs for using stand-ins, and also clarified the points about ownership of slots.
About the owner of a slot in DPC 2023
The owner of a slot is a person who is registered as a team administrator. Usually, it is a team manager or a representative of an organization in professional organizations and it can also be a team captain, any other player, or a neutral third-party person in the rest of the cases.
The registered administrator is considered to be the only owner of a team and can exclude any team members. If a team wants to have a few administrators or limit the admin rights, its members will be able to sign contracts with each other, which will be considered in the case of disbanding.
About the penalties for using the unfixed players
For each exclusion of a player, the team loses 20% of its earned qualifying points. The sum of points for each tournament is rounded down to the nearest integer. There is no penalty for adding a player.
A manager can exclude a player from the team but a player can also leave it, while the roster is not fixed. In any of these cases, the team will lose 20% of its qualifying points, both earned previously and in the current league.
Other DPC rules have not changed since the previous season. It can be found in the rulebook by Valve.