The changes to this season’s Pro Circuit will now take effect as there will be no direct invites to minors nor majors. This season will see the Top 12 DPC teams secure a spot on The International 2019 while the 6 remaining open slots will be for the qualifiers with 1 team per region will be given.

Below are the changes that will be applied in this season:

  • All teams playing in the event will earn points.
  • 16 teams will play in the Majors, 8 teams will play in the Minors.
  • Majors are worth 15,000 points while Minors are worth 500 points.
  • Each region gets a minimum of 2 qualified teams for Majors and 1 team for Minors.
  • During qualifiers, a team must play with at least 4 of 5 of its registered players with no penalty.
  • Any team that plays with a sub on the tournament will receive a 40% penalty on points earned from the said event.

Teams should also take note that the Major qualifiers will run first. For the teams who won’t make the cut, they are still qualified to play for the minor qualifiers a few days later.

For the first Major of this season, the winner on the Minors part of the tournament will have a reserve slot in the Major which will be held a few days after.

As the 2018 – 2019 Dota 2 Pro Circuit starts, teams around the world are now ready to face the new challenges to get the coveted Aegis of Champions. See 16 of the best teams around the globe play in the first major event of the new season for $1,000,000 and the qualifiers will be held on September 16 to 21, 2018 in Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Kuala Lumpur Major group stages will start on November 9-10, 2018 while the Playoffs will be on November 11-14, 2018 and the arena will be open to the public on November 16-18, 2018.

We’ll keep you posted for the talents and the teams who will qualify for the first Major in the SEA region so stay tuned!