The fifth and last Major in the current Dota Pro Circuit season is set to run in Singapore. It will be organized through the joint efforts of ONE Esports and PGL from 20 to 28 June of 2020. The announcement was made on the organizer’s official website.
This championship will offer the same prize pool as all the other Majors supported by Valve, $1,000,000 and 15,000 DPC points. It is revealed that the event will take place in Singapore Indoor Stadium, which can accommodate up to 12,000 visitors. Worth mentioning, it will be the last stop before The International 2020.
The news about ONE Esports and PGL winning the Valve tender that gives them the rights to host a Major was published right in the middle of their other tournament, ONE Esports World Pro Invitational. It is also running in Singapore (December 17-22), and its final stage is slated to be held Indoor Stadium, too. However, it’s not a part of the Dota Pro Circuit. There, 12 invited teams - among which are Virtus.pro, NAVI, Team Secret, and Evil Geniuses, - are battling it out for $500,000 of prize money.
Previously, the current DPC season (2019-2020) kicked off with a Minor of Beyond The Summit, DOTA Summit 11, which was won by the Chinese team of Invictus Gaming. Later on, fans of the game witnessed a tournament of Mars Media, MDL Chengdu Major, where the Philippine squad, TNC Predator managed to conquer the championship title.
The Dota Pro Circuit cycle will return at WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020, January 9-12, which earlier saw the conclusion of its regional qualifiers. The winner of this tournament will be granted a spot at DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major, which is scheduled for January 18-26. Then, it is followed by a Major in Los Angeles by ESL. As of now, it is yet to be revealed which TO will host the Minor for the LA competition.
Overall, there are five Minors and five Majors in this DPC season. Participants of these tournaments earn points in the Global Rankings of Valve, according to which 12 invites to the next The International will be distributed. Now, it’s already been confirmed that TI 2020 will be in Stockholm, Sweden. For the first time since the inaugural event of the legendary series, the Dota 2 world championship will come back to Europe. It is set to feature 18 teams in attendance and to take place in Ericsson Globe, the maximal capacity of which is 16,000 of people.