Season 1 of The 2021 Pro Circuit Season begins January 18th as first part of the road to The International 10, expected to take place in Stockholm, Sweden in August 2021. The season will consist of a six week League portion leading up to a Major slated to take place March 25th – April 4th.
Each of the six regions will feature a Regional League, divided into an upper and a lower division of eight teams each. Each league lasts for six weeks and throughout the year. At the end of each league, the bottom two teams of the upper division are relegated to the lower division, while the top two teams of the lower division are promoted to the upper division. The bottom two teams of the lower division are relegated from the league and replaced winners of the open qualifier. All other teams retain their position for the following season.
Both upper and lower divisions receive prize money: a total of $280,000 USD can be earned by every league each season. The top five teams of the upper division can also earn DPC points from a total of 1150 points.