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Dota Pro Circuit 2023

Mary C

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The first season of DPC in 2023 will start on January 9, 2023. According to a tweet from Team Secret, the division 1 regional league will kick off the Winter Tour on January 9 and run until January 29. The culmination of it will be a Winter Major that will be place from February 24 to March 5. 

The division 1 regional league will run from March 13 to April 2 following the conclusion of the Winter Tour and the start of the Spring Tour on March 13. The Spring Major, which will be held from April 28 to May 7, will again serve as its conclusion. The Summer Major will occur from June 30 to July 9 after the regional league, for the Summer Tour runs from May 15 to June 4. Despite several rumors, we are still unsure of the precise locations of each of the three Majors. At a later time, an official announcement is anticipated. 

The most noticeable difference here is that the trips are just three weeks long as opposed to the six-week excursions seen in past years; this move has made it difficult to hold third-party events without clashing with the DPC. This modification may possibly allow for more third-party events in 2023 and beyond. It also implies that teams have more leeway in making roster changes between tours. It also means that the tours will be more intense than ever before, with the same number of matches played in half time.  

That isn’t the only alteration that will occur in 2023. According to Beyond the Summit (BTA) co-founder David "LD" Gorman’s October tweet, BTS will not organize a regional division of the Dota Pro Circuit next year. In fact, LD placed doubt on the entire concept that they would be creating any DOTA content at all moving ahead. It’s significant departure for BTS, which has been hosting DOTA competitions since 2012. In place of BTS, PGL announced in December that it has obtained the rights to host the WEU and NA Winter, Spring, and Summer Tours. Last year’s International was marred by production concerns, with players complaining about a lack of soundproof booths, which meant they could hear the commentators during a match. 

Given that casters not only lead spectators through a match but also offer updates on significant events and strategic decisions, any player who is listening in will have a distinct edge. PGL handled this problem by decreasing the caste’s volume in the arena, making it more difficult for the audience to hear. PGL was also chastised for having remote panels during the International, forcing many journalists to cover the event from foreign content. It is unclear whether this choice will be repeated in the 2023 season.  

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