DPC 2021-22 Season Tour 3 Preview Guide
The last tour of the DPC 2021-22 Season is about to begin. Here's all that is needed to catch up on what's at stake, what's going on, and where to watch.
The last tour of the DPC 2021-22 Season is about to commence. It is the last chance for teams to earn points in order to receive an invite to the International 2022.
The third tour of the DPC 2021-22 season will begin with league play on June 6th and is followed by the last Major of the season in August in Arlington, Texas.
- Read more about 5 players we will miss seeing compete in the last tour
Regional League Play
After a season hiatus, the EEU region is back in action after Valve had postponed the DPC for Eastern Europe indefinitely due to the war in Ukraine.
Among the biggest surprises in the league division play this season was perhaps none other than Nigma Galaxy being sent to Division II by Team Liquid —well, Liquid's win was the nail in the coffin for them at least. The TI7 championship team will now need to play the season in order to be able to compete in the qualifiers for The International 2022.
In good news though, Goonsquad was promoted to Division I with a clean 7:0 record. Talon Esports will finally get their chance to shine in Division I and Alliance are back in action for the final league play. All three teams will now be able to aim for a place in the last Major.
Summer Tour 2022
- Regional Leagues total DPC points: 1,150
- Major total DPC points: 4,570
Those teams in Division I will be fighting for a spot at the last Major of the competitive year, and a share of the 1,150 DPC points and $205,000. Only the top five teams from Division I will earn DPC points.
Teams Promoted to Division I
- goonsquad (WEU)
- Alliance (WEU)
- RSG (SEA)
- Talon Esports (SEA)
- Dandelion Esport Club (CN)
- Aster.Aries (CN)
- 5RATFORCESTAFF (NA)
- Felt (NA)
- SG esports (SA)
- Wolf Team (SA)
Division II has a total prize pool of $75,000 and no DPC points to offer.
Teams Relegated to Division II
- Nigma Galaxy (WEU)
- Brame (WEU)
- Neon Esports (SEA)
- Execration (SEA)
- LBZS (CN)
- Team MagMa (CN)
- simply TOOBASED (NA)
- Team DogChamp (NA)
- Balrogs (SA)
- APU King of Kings (SA)
PGL Dota 2 Major Arlington 2022
PGL Dota 2 Major Arlington 2022 will take place between August 4 and 14 with a total of 18 teams fighting for a share of the $500,000 prize pool and the last shot at securing the much-needed Dota Pro Circuit points to lock themselves a spot at The International 2022.
The International qualifiers
At the end of the third tour, the top twelve teams by DPC points are directly qualified for The International 2022.
The remaining spots will be decided through regional qualifiers. All teams that participated in the third tour of the regional leagues have a chance to qualify through the regional qualifiers provided that they do not replace more than two players from their third tour's roster. As in the previous season, there will not be any Open Qualifiers. However, all Regional Leagues will have an Open Qualifier tournament for their Division II spots meaning that the third tour's open qualifiers will act as TI Open Qualifiers.
In addition, on 22nd January 2022, it was announced that the second and third-place teams from each region's qualifiers will compete in a wildcard LAN event prior to The International to decide the final two qualification spots - thus expanding The International 2022 from 18 to 20 teams.
The International 2022
The International in Singapore will be the largest Dota tournament in history featuring 30 world-class teams battling out on the road to the Aegis of Champions across 4 consecutive weekends.
- Read more about the schedule and format changes for The International 2022.
International 2022 is expected to be held in Singapore from October 8th (starting with the offline/LAN last chance qualifiers) through to October 30th with the grand finals.