After introducing a new format for the 2022 Dota 2 season, Valve will start the first tour of 2021-2022 DPC North America for Divison I from 30th November. There will be eight teams who will battle it out here as they begin their journey for the main event of 2022, The International 11.
Hello North America!
We’ll be bringing you all three DPC NA Division I/II Tours for 2021/2022 👋
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) November 11, 2021
DPC North America Tour 1 Divison I: Overview
Valve has split the earlier Dota 2 Pro Circuit into three “Tours” each with its Regional league and Major. Teams will get more DPC points in Majors than Regional Leagues. The DPC points rewards will also increase in the later tours. The DPC North America Tour 1 Division I is the first Regional League of the 2022 Dota 2 Season that is being conducted by ESL. The two teams at the top of the table here will advance for the first Major of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season. The teams at the end of the table will have to move to Division II for the second Tour of the 2022 Dota 2 season.
Teams and Schedule
There will be eight teams playing in the DPC NA Tour 1 Divison I. 6 teams are from the Upper Division while 2 teams are from the Lower Division of Season 2 of the previous DPC season. The teams are:
- Quincy Crew (Upper Division)
- Evil Geniuses (Upper Division)
- Team Undying (Upper Division)
- 4 Zoomers (Upper Division)
- simply TOOBASED (Upper Division)
- Black N Yellow (Upper Division)
- D2 Hustlers (Lower Division)
- Arkosh Gaming (Lower Division)
The DPC NA Tour 1 Division I Regional League will begin on 30th November 2021 and will end on 22nd January 2022.
The DPC NA Tour 1 Division I Regional League will be conducted in the following format:
- The tournament will follow a Single Round-Robin format with all teams playing a best of 3 match series.
- The team at the top of the table will advance directly to the Playoffs Stage of the Tour 1 Major.
- The team at the second position will advance into the Group Stage of the Tour 1 Major.
- The last two teams will be relegated to Division II for the second Tour of the 2022 Dota 2 Season.
- The remaining teams will still be in Division I for the second Tour of 2022 Dota 2 Season.
Prize Pool and Where to Watch
The DPC NA Tour 1 Division I has a total Prize Pool of $205,000 and 690 DPC points offered by Valve. These will be distributed among the teams according to their rankings.
- The winning team will get $30,000, 300 DPC Points, and will qualify for the Playoff Stage of the Tour 1 Major.
- The runner-up team will get $28,000, 180 DPC Points, and will qualify for the Group Stage of the Tour 1 Major.
- The team in 3rd place will get $27,000 and 120 DPC Points.
- The team in 4th place will get $26,000 and 60 DPC Points.
- The team in 5th place will get $25,000 and 30 DPC Points.
- The team in 6th place will get $24,000.
- The team in the 7th and 8th places will get $23,000 and $22,000 respectively. Both these teams will be relegated to Division II.
Fans can catch all the gameplay of the DPC NA Tour 1 Division I LIVE on the ESL_DOTA2 channel on Twitch TV.
Stay tuned with us as we bring to you the latest updates regarding the 2022 Dota 2 season once it is revealed by Valve.