Valve has updated its Dota 2 Pro Circuit points system for the 2018 to 2019 season. Five Majors and five Minors will lead into The International, kicking off in October with the first Minor event followed by the first Major in Malaysia from Nov. 9 to 18.
The Pro Circuit points system will change for the season, with points now earned by teams and not players. Points will not be transferred with players should they switch teams, Valve wrote on the FAQ page on Dota 2’s site. Points are earned by each of the 16 teams playing in the Major and eight teams in the Minor. Majors are worth 15,000 points and Minors worth 500. “Major points scale linearly with total prize pools above $1 million,” Valve wrote. (A full break down is available on the site.)
Twelve teams with the highest points totals will get direct invites to The International 2019. Other teams will qualify through regional events. Valve also said that each region will get a minimum of two qualified teams for Majors and one for Minors.
Teams can also qualify for Majors by wining the preceding Minor. “This team will earn either the DPC points for their victory, or their placement in the Major, whichever is greater,” Valve said.
Information regarding the Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major was revealed yesterday. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will be held at the Axiata Arena. With The International 2018 weeks in the past, Dota 2 fans have much more competition on the horizon.