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Summit 11 Minor kicks off the DPC 2019-2020 season tomorrow

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

The first DPC event of the 2019-2020 season kicks off tomorrow as the Summit 11 Minor begins in Los Angeles, California.

The last DPC event held in North America (aside from TI8 held in Canada) was Captain's Draft 4.0 held in January 2018 in Washington, DC and Summit 8 held in Los Angeles just before that in December 2017. Both events were Minors and Valve's last events held in the United States. 

Now BTS has come to bring the DPC back to NA soil. And to kick off the DPC 2019-2020 season no less. 

Summit 11 Minor Teams

CIS jfshfh178*
CIS HellRaisers**
Europe NiP
Greece  Ad Finem
China Invictus Gaming
Malaysia Geek Fam
United States Chaos Esports*
Brazil paiN Gaming

*jfshfh178 has replaced Virtus.pro who withdrew from the event three weeks ago.

**Hellraisers will be playing with a stand-in, Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya as Ilya 'ALOHADANCE' Korobkin has been benched

*** Chaos will be playing with a new offlaner, Jonáš "Saberlight-" Volek,  following the departure of Syed Sumail "Suma1L" Hassan immediately after the team qualified for the event.

Per Valve DPC rules, a team that removes a player after securing a slot at a minor or a major, will have a 20% deduction to the points obtained during that event in addition to the normal penalty.

The normal penalty is a 40% penalty on points earned from that tournament.

Summit 11 Minor Groups

Summit 11 Minor format

  • Group Stage:
    • Two GSL groups
    • All games are Bo3
    • Top two teams advance to the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs:
    • Double elimination bracket
    • All games are Bo3
    • Bo5 Grand Finals

Dota Summit Minor prize pool and point distribution

Place Prize Pool Points
1 $72,000 140*
2 $60,000 120
3 $54,000 110
4 $42,000 90
5-6 $24,000 60
5-6 $24,000 60
7-8 $12,000 40
7-8 $12,000 40

*Since the minor winner also gets to participate in the major, they will only get points for the event in which they placed better (e.g: If they place last in the major, they will only get 140 points for winning the minor. If they place 8th instead, they'd get the 450 points for the major but not the 140 points from the minor)

Summit 11 Minor

Between November 7-10th, eight teams determined via qualifiers will battle it out in Los Angeles, California for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the MDL Chengdu Major taking place in Chengdu, Sichuan on November 16-24th.

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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