Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game that millions of people from different parts of the world adore. Since it was released in 2013, it has established itself as one of the most successful video games up to date. Valve, the company that developed Dota 2, continuously holds several events and updates the game to maintain Dota 2’s value and popularity.
Dota 2 was hailed for its engaging gameplay, production quality, and adherence to its predecessor. Many deem it one of the greatest video games of all time despite its steep learning curve and overall complexity.
Several merchandises and media adaptations for the game, such as comic novels and anime series, were released due to its popularity. This became a success and only added more to the game’s popularity.
Aside from Dota 2’s marketing appeal, players can post their custom game modes, maps, and skins on Steam Workshop. Valve also released Artifact and Dota Underlords, two spin-off games. OpenAI Five, a squad of bots that employed Dota 2 in machine learning experiments, defeated professional players in Dota 2.
Dota 2 esports
Teams from across the world compete in professional leagues and tournaments for Dota 2. The Dota Pro Circuit, managed by Valve, is a series of events that award points for qualifying players to the game’s main annual tournament, The International (TI). A crowdfunded prize money structure has resulted in Dota 2 becoming the most profitable esports game globally.
Similar to traditional sporting events, media coverage of most tournaments is provided by a group of on-site staff that offer commentary and analysis of the current bouts. The events are streamed online and often rebroadcast on television networks, with top viewership figures in the millions.
In each of the six areas, there will be a Regional League, with eight teams in each division. Six weeks are the duration of each league. Two teams from Division I are relegated and two teams from Division II are promoted to Division I at the end of each league’s season. Two teams from Division II are dismissed from the league, and their positions are filled by the champions of the regional qualifier. There are no changes to any of these teams’ standings for the next tour.
|Eastrern Europe||Epic Esports Events|
|South East Asia||Beyond The Summit|
|South America||4D Esports|
Check out the top regions with top class Dota 2 teams to keep an eye out for:
Eastern Europe (CIS)
As a result of Team Spirit’s victory at TI 10, the Eastern European Dota 2 scene is astounding. This was the region’s first major Dota 2 trophy since Na’Vi’s victory at TI 1, which occurred over a decade ago.
If you’re a fan of Dota 2 in this region, you’ll witness EPICENTER’s Epic Esports Events Regional League. There are three open qualifiers for the CIS teams, unlike NA, which only has one open qualification. Here are the teams competing in the Eastern Europe Division 1 competition.
- Natus Vincere
- Team Empire
- Team Spirit
- Gambit Esports
- Team Unique
Below is the teams included in the second division of competitors:
- Nemiga Gaming
- Prosti Esli
- Winstrike Team
- Fantastic Five
Alliance, Team Liquid, and Team Secret all preserved a strong core of players while bringing in outside talent to try to redefine their styles and bring something fresh to the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit.
The following groups who will be competing in Division 1 are:
- Team Secret
- Nigma Galaxy
- Team Liquid
- Team Tickles
- Tundra Esports
The teams competing in the second division are:
- No Bounty Hunter
- Chicken Fighters
- Into The Breach
- Entity Esports
- Ghost Frogs
- Team Bald Reborn
Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the firm in charge of planning the NA tournaments. ESL is one of the most well-known names in competitive Dota. Its popularity is no surprise because some of the best tournaments have been hosted by the brand.
It has been confirmed that the Regional Leagues in North America will be overseen by ESL One. The following groups who will be competing in Division 1 are:
- Arkosh Gaming
- D2 Hustlers
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Undying
- Black N Yellow
- 4 Zoomers
- simply TOOBASED
- Quincy Crew
The following are the name of the teams in Division 2:
- Electronic Boys
- The Cut
- Bumble bEE’s
China saw one of the most significant roster changes before the last Dota Pro Circuit. The same thing happened this year, with numerous elite teams moved, Elephant disbanded totally, and only PSG remained. LGD is well-positioned to start the new year with a strong track record.
Here are the teams competing in Division 1:
- Vici Gaming
- Invictus Gaming
- Team Aster
- Royal Never Give Up
- Phoenix Gaming
For Division 2:
- Neptune Gaming
- Sparking Arrow Gaming
- Team Magma
- CDEC Gaming
- Xtreme Gaming
- Ybb Gaming
The DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I, which features the best eight teams from Southeast Asia, will kick off Valve’s new professional Dota 2 season in 2022. The BTS DPC SEA 2021/22 Tour 1 Division I is the first Tour of the 2021-2022 Dota 2 season, and it follows Valve’s new DPC model.
The competing teams for Division 1 are:
- BOOM Esports
- TNC Predator
- Neon Esports
- Motivate.Trust Gaming
- Team SMG
Teams in Division 2:
- Talon Esports
- Polaris Esports
- Army Geniuses
- Nigma Galaxy SEA
- 496 Gaming
- InterActive Philippines
Several teams in each region managed to build a name for themselves in the first leg of the 2022 Dota Pro Circuit’s Winter Tour regional leagues, despite some mid-season controversies afflicting the whole competitive Dota 2 scene.
Since Valve cancelled the Winter Tour Major, the top four teams from each area will now compete in an online Regional Final to bring this phase of the 2022 DPC to a close. This means that the end-of-Tour tournament will feature more teams than planned in most regions.
Almost every region saw new clubs or lineups emerge in the opening few weeks of the season, while long-time favourites began to falter. Quincy Crew (QC) in North America was only one of six areas to have a team repeat from the 2021 DPC as the Winter Tour’s top seed.
While rebuilding around Quinn and YawaR, QC managed to become regional champions despite the addition of three new players. They were able to hold off a retooled Evil Geniuses team containing Nightfall and JerAx, as well as a strong showing by Team Undying, while also winning their only series.
Nobody was surprised when defending DPC winners Team Spirit swept Eastern Europe, finishing 7-0 and maintaining the history of CIS teams dominating the DPC regional league with an unbeaten record.
Virtus.pro’s new team couldn’t take the region by storm, but they still finished third and remained a formidable foe for the competition. Both PuckChamp and HellRaisers, who spent last season in the bottom two of the league, shocked many fans by making it to the final four.
As a result of Omega Esports’ removal from the Southeast Asia Winter Tour, BOOM Esports was only allowed to remain in Division I. Still, they rapidly established themselves as a dominant force in a region that had undergone far more change than others.
To determine who would advance to the Regional Finals, a round of tiebreakers was held between BOOM, Fnatic, T1, and Team SMG. All deadlocked at 6-1. Fnatic finished second, with T1 and SMG taking third and fourth place, respectively, in those matches.
Only two returning teams playing with the same lineup from last season finished in the top four in South America, with beastcoast slipping to third place after losing three weeks in a row and Infamous gaining second as the squad continues to improve their rankings.Now that the Dota 2 tournaments have commenced, we can all expect fun and exciting esports gaming from our favourite professional teams around the globe.