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DPC 2021-22 Season; What's next?

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

The third and final DPC 2021-22 Season tour is officially over, signaling the end of the DPC 2021-22 Season league play. 

The DPC 2021-22 Season Summer Tour wrap-up doesn't mean the end of Dota 2 competitive play.

It isn't time to hit the reset button. It just means the competitive year is just starting to bubble and heat up towards the boiling point.

What's to come will serve to only rachet up the tension. The stakes are high and the pressure is mounting. 

Here's a look at what's next on the agenda for the Dota 2 teams across the globe.  

PGL Dota 2 Arlington Major 2022

The PGL Arlington Major 2022 is just a few weeks away. Teams from all six regions are expected to participate and battle for the lion's share of the $500,000 prize pool and 4,570 DPC points. This event in Texas will be the last chance for teams to earn their points for a direct invite to The International 2022. 

Teams bound for PGL Arlington Major 

PGL Arlington Major 2022

PGL Dota 2 Major Arlington 2022 is the first Major to be held in NA since the Boston Major in 2016. 

The event 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.

Only four teams have officially secured their TI invite so far —Thunder Awaken, PSG.LGD, TSM.FX, and OG. 

The International 2022 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 essentially 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 the Last Chance Qualifier 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.

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. 

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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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