ESL is delighted to announce the ESL One DPC CIS powered by Intel, a Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) League, taking place from January 18th to February 16th.

The exciting new Dota Pro Circuit League is set to kick off 2021 after a year without the famous International, the largest Dota 2 tournament in the world. The new DPC Circuit will see multiple online leagues for separate regions, as well as the return of the Majors.

You can find out all the information about the ESL One DPC CIS down below:

Open Qualifiers

  • Open Qualifiers for the Lower Division begin on January 5th, 18:00 MSK. 4 teams will qualify through the Open Qualifiers
  • 8 teams will qualify for the Upper and Lower Division through a Decider Tournament, held on January 8th, 17:00 MSK
  • The remaining 4 teams in the Upper Division are direct invites;, Natus Vincere, Team Spirit and Live to Win

You can sign up to the Open Qualifiers here


  • 16 teams split between an Upper and Lower Division. Round Robin Best of 3 between all teams of each bracket.
  • Top 2 teams from the Upper Division will receive an invite to the next Dota 2 Major
  • Bottom 2 teams from the Upper Division will be relegated to the Lower Division
  • Top 2 teams from the Lower Division will advance to the Upper Bracket


  • US$205,000 total prize pool for Upper Bracket
  • US$75,000 total prize pool for Lower Bracket
  • DPC points will be awarded accordingly


  • Online-only tournament; no tickets required
  • Broadcast in English, Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and more (to be confirmed)
  • Tournament will be broadcasted on Twitch and YouTube

The season will run from January 18th to February 16th

With 16 of the best CIS teams in the region competing in the ESL One DPC CIS, the tournament promises to be a fantastic start to the competitive Dota 2 year. You can find the ESL DPC website here. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news and updates!


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