The 2021 lineup for competitive Dota 2 will deliver more tournaments outside of the Dota Pro Circuit, with Beyond the Summit announcing the BTS Pro Series Season Five today.
The event will run from March 2 to 21, featuring nearly every team that competed in the North and South American regional leagues for the DPC season that’s about to wrap up.
While there are still some tiebreakers happening to decide the final order of teams in the NA upper division, Evil Geniuses, Quincy Crew, and Undying will not be competing as they fight for a spot in the Singapore Major. Likewise, beastcoast and Thunder Predator won’t be playing either, since they have already punched their tickets to the Major as the top two teams in SA.
Out of the 16 slots available, 15 teams have already been confirmed. Here are all of the teams competing in the BTS Pro Series for season five for the $40,000 prize pool.
- Black N Yellow
- 4 Zoomers
- Team DogChamp
- The Cut
- Team Unknown
- simply TOOBASED
- SG e-sports
- NoPing e-sports
- Latam Defenders
- Arkosh Gaming
- Infinity Esports
The last team will be revealed soon and is likely to be the third-place finisher out of the NA upper division.
Update March 1 8:10pm CT: BTS has confirmed that Undying will be the final team competing in the Pro Series after failing to qualify for the Major.
Undying battled both Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew in a tiebreaker for the two Major invites out of NA. They went 0-2 against the region’s favorites but will still remain in the upper division for season two of the regional leagues.