Fashionable Occasions Group subsidiary ESL Gaming has been chosen by Valve to host the all-new Dota Professional Circuit leagues ESL One DPC CIS for the Commonwealth of Unbiased States (CIS) and the DreamLeague Season 14 DPC EU for Europe. The 2 leagues, together with 4 others, are the precursors to the Dota 2 Majors and The Worldwide 10. Each the European and CIS leagues may have prize swimming pools of $280Okay USD.
The leagues will begin on Jan. 18, taking part in matches on-line for six weeks. Every workforce will get the chance to play everybody because the leagues will use a best-of-three round-robin format for each the higher and decrease divisions. Every division options eight groups, with matches being performed thrice per week.
Broadcasts for each areas will probably be produced out of Stockholm, with leagues having broadcasts in a number of localized languages together with Russian and Chinese language. Different languages will probably be revealed at a later date.
Groups receiving direct invitations to the higher division within the ESL One DPC CIS league embrace Virtus.professional, Natus Vincere, Crew Spirit, and Dwell to Win. The European version will see OG, Crew Secret, Crew Liquid, and Crew Nigma obtain direct invitations to its higher division.
Beginning Jan. 8, a closed eight-team decider occasion will happen to find out the opposite 4 groups within the higher division or qualify for the decrease division. The ultimate slots for the decrease division will probably be decided by open qualifiers which begin on Jan. 5.
Every of the leagues will reward groups with DPC factors that “contribute towards qualification for the majors and The Worldwide.” The perfect 18 groups from the six international DPC leagues will progress into the majors the place 12 of these groups will qualify for The Worldwide 2021.