As the Dota Pro Circuit season starts, along with the commencement of the year comes the announcement of its starting tournament.
After the eventual Qualifiers this coming October. Approaches the first tournament of the season, which is Summit 11. Hosted by Beyond the Summit, the tournament will be the first minor of the season. It will also be the first tournament ran by BTS that features a live studio audience.
The tournament is a 3-day event that starts on November 7 and ends on November 10. Along with the tournament, comes a prize pool of $300,000 and 660 DPC points to be won. The winner of the Minor will secure a spot at the MDL Chengdu Major this coming November.
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) September 19, 2019
Summit 11 will be the first tournament that implements the new DPC guidelines. This season gives lower-tiered teams better chances in the long run, with the rise of DPC points able to be won and the cash distribution considerably balanced. Summit 11 is another opportunity for teams to show their worth.
Here is the DPC point and Prize Pool distribution:
|Rank||Prize Pool||DPC Points (660)|
The approaching tournament features eight professional teams. Teams are chosen through the qualifier stage that starts one month beforehand. The qualifier stage will begin on October 5 and end on October 10.
Here is the format for the tournament:
- Two GSL groups
- All games are best-of-three
- Top two teams advance to playoffs
- Bottom two teams are eliminated
- Double elimination bracket
- Grand Finals is best-of-five
- All other games are best-of-three
Summit 11 will be a new beginning for the professional Dota 2 scene. Even though the prize pool and DPC point distribution may not seem like much. It is a big help to lower-tiered teams in the long run for the International 10. Especially with several top teams not participating in the first event of the DPC season.
Teams may now participate and have no fear of losing, considering that anyone qualified for the Minor will receive a share of the winnings.
Written by Luna