Dota Pro Circuit

2018 - 2019

The Road to the International
The 2018 - 2019 competitive season takes new shape, as teams face off in tournaments around the globe on the Dota Pro Circuit, featuring 5 Majors and 5 Minors that all offer DPC Points to determine the twelve direct invites to The International. Check the FAQ below for more information on the DPC Points system.
Schedule | Team Standings
Dates Status Location Prize Points Organizer
Oct 29-Nov 4 Minor Sweden $300,000 500
Nov 9-18 Major Malaysia $1,000,000 15000
Jan 7-13 Minor Romania $300,000 500
Jan 17-27 Major China $1,000,000 15000
Mar 4-10 Minor To Be Announced $300,000 500
Mar 14-24 Major Sweden $1,000,000 15000
Apr 22-28 Minor Croatia $300,000 500
May 2-12 Major To Be Announced $1,000,000 15000
June 10-16 Minor Ukraine $300,000 500
June 20-30 Major To Be Announced $1,000,000 15000
Last Updated: November 15, 2018
Rank Team Points
1 4950
2 Team Secret 3000
3 Evil Geniuses 2100
4 Ninjas in Pyjamas 1350
5 PSG.LGD 900
6 TNC Predator 720
7 Fnatic 450
7 Vici Gaming 450
9 Alliance 150
9 Forward Gaming 150
9 J.Storm 150
12 Tigers 120
12 paiN X 120
14 Natus Vincere 100
15 paiN Gaming 75
15 Gambit Esports 75
15 Team Aster 75
18 Infamous Gaming 70
19 Royal Never Give Up 34
20 Vega Squadron 24
21 compLexity Gaming 20
21 The Final Tribe 20


How are points earned?UPDATED
Points are earned by all 16 teams playing in the Major and all 8 teams playing in the Minor.
How many points are Majors and Minors worth?NEW
This season, Majors are worth 15000 points, and Minors are worth 500 points. Majors points scale linearly with total prizepools above $1M.
How are points distributed based on tournament results?NEW
For Majors, which are 16-team double-elimination, the point distribution is as follows (assuming a $1M prize pool):
For Minors, assuming 8-team double-elimination, the point distribution is as follows:
Do teams earn points, or do players?UPDATED
Points are now earned by teams.
If a player changes teams, do those players' points go with them?UPDATED
How many teams receive direct invites to The International 2019 from points?UPDATED
The top twelve teams with the highest point totals receive direct invites to The International 2019. The other invited teams will be determined by Regional Qualifiers (1 per region).
Do points determine invites to the Regional Qualifiers?
Not directly, though they may be considered as a factor when deciding invites to Regional Qualifiers.
How many regional qualifier teams qualify for Majors and Minors? NEW
Each region gets a minimum of 2 qualified teams for Majors, and a minimum of 1 qualified team for Minors.
How are the remaining three Major qualifier slots determined? NEW
The regions for the additional qualifier slots are assigned by Valve, per Major.
Are there other ways to qualify for a Major? NEW
Yes, in addition to qualifying via Regional Qualifiers, the winner of the preceding Minor is automatically qualified to the Major. This team will earn either the DPC points for their Minor victory, or their placement in the Major, whichever is greater.
Can teams qualify for both the Minor and the Major? NEW
No, only teams that have not qualified for the Major can compete in the Minor qualifiers.
Can a team play with subs?UPDATED
Yes. During qualifiers, a team must play with at least 4 of its 5 registered players (this will cause no penalty). Any team that plays the LAN portion of a tournament with a sub will incur a 40% penalty on points earned from that tournament.
Where can I sign up?
You can register as the manager of a team or as a player on the Registration Page.