Dota 2 in 2019: season peculiarities and tournaments schedule10 October 2018
Valve shared the details of future The International 2019. Participation rules have been changed a bit, and so has points drawing in DPC.
It is currently known that the only team from one organization will get a slot for The International 2019. Those shortlisted for the major won’t play at the minor. Moreover, points go to a team, not players.
DPC points distribution at The International 2019
In a new season, Valve will not limit players in their actions and won’t use roster locks. Thus, participants will have a chance to freely change teams. Each officially registered team will take part in a DPC system and points drawing.
DPC points will go to a team, not individual players. Individual participants can be replaced any time but registration is a must. Player expulsion from a team would affect the results: each such participant will deduct 20% of team’s DPC points that cannot be restored even if a new player enters the game.
At least four out of five players listed in the team should take part in qualification contests for the major and the minor. For Dota 2 tournaments in 2019, other rules have been introduced: a dropout player takes away 40% of team’s qualification points.
If one individual or a team has several Dota 2 teams, only one of them can take part in The International regardless of the number of DPC points. It is also prohibited to change team players after the start of invites distribution and qualifications.
Majors and minors at Dota 2 in 2019
The organizers decided to cancel the mixed system so that Dota 2 majors and minors will be held in pairs in a new season. At each tournament, they will have special qualifications and time.
Qualifications for majors will be the first to take place. Those teams who fail will have a chance to qualify for the minors in a couple of days. A winner of the minor will be awarded a slot for the forthcoming major. Besides, direct invites to majors and minors are not available.
According to the requirements, eight teams are needed to hold a minor. For every region, one slot is needed. The minimal number of teams for majors is sixteen. For them, two slots are needed for every region.
Dota 2 tournaments in 2019: schedule
Dota 2 tournaments in 2019 start in September 2018 and will end in August 2019 after its culmination – The International. Only the best teams will reach the final with the biggest number of qualification points.
16.09-21.09 Major qualification
23.09-26.09 Minor qualification
23.10-28.10 ESL One Hamburg 2018
29.10-04.11 Minor qualification
09.11-18.11 Major qualification
26.11-30.11 Major qualification
01.12-04.12 Minor qualification
12.12-16.12 Dota Summit 10
07.01-13.01 Minor qualification
17.01-27.01 Major qualification
01.02-05.02 Major qualification
07.02-01.02 Minor qualification
04.03-10.03 Minor qualification
14.03-24.03 Major qualification
28.03-01.04 Major qualification
03.04-06.04 Minor qualification
22.04-28.04 Minor qualification
02.05-12.05 Major qualification
15.05-19.05 Major qualification
21.05-24.05 Major qualification
10.06-16.06 Minor qualification
20.06-30.06 Minor qualification
August 2019 International 2019
All teams taking part in The International 2019 will not only fight to become winners but also get a considerable prize fund. In 2018, it was estimated at $25 m and in 2019, will apparently grow even more. The next International will take place in Shanghai in August 2019.