Valve has set new rules, and also updated some existing ones for the upcoming season of Dota Pro Circuit
This year’s The International (TI) was amazing, Tundra Esports were the underdogs and became the champions ultimately winning against multiple fan-favourite teams. However, that season of DPC is over, and now we are on our way to the next DPC season.
In the previous season of DPC, an issue arose where there were discrepancies in the way the points were calculated, and that led to confusion about which team will be making it to The International 11. This primarily happened in the last major DPC event of the year, the PGL Arlington Major 2022.
Valve unveiled it's new changes
Following this issue, Valve has unveiled that it is making some new changes in its rules for the upcoming season of Dota Pro Circuit. There would be three new primary changes and rules for this upcoming DPC, and you can learn all about these new rules down below.
Firstly, there would be a 20% penalty that the teams would suffer from when a team changes its roster mid-season. This 20% penalty would be levied on all the points that the team has gathered till the point of the reshuffle. Last year, this penalty was 15%, and now it has been increased to 20%. So, to summarize, although after each regional league tour and the Major the teams can go through a roster change, there will be a heavier penalty this time around.
Secondly, teams can bring up to two substitutes, if the need arises. However, for each substitution, there would be a 40% penalty for the points earned in that tournament.
Thirdly, and finally, rules regarding ownership of a DPC spot have also been affected. Teams can now give their DPC spot to another team in their respective regional league. However, the regional tournament organizers have to be informed in advance.