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When do the Dota 2 rosters lock?

The DPC system isn't forgiving of mistakes.

The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) is the main hub for competitive Dota 2 throughout a given year as teams get to clash versus their equals on a local level. The best-performing teams from each region get to participate in Major Tournaments while banking DPC points to secure a seat at The International.

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Each season kicks off with a roster shuffle where teams get to find the working formula that can bring them glory in the upcoming competitive Dota 2 year. The shuffling period doesn’t last for an eternity, however, as teams are required to submit their rosters before a deadline.

When is the roster lock date for the 2022-2023 DPC season in Dota 2?

The Dota 2 roster lock deadline is Dec. 9, 2022 for the 2022-2023 DPC season. Considering teams get punished for making changes to their rosters after the deadline, all participating parties are required to submit the final iteration of their roster before the stated date by Valve.

What does roster lock mean in Dota 2?

Roster lock is a name given to the final day that competitive Dota 2 teams can submit their rosters for the upcoming Valve-sponsored tournaments.

Failing to register a roster in time has dire consequences which range from point penalties to disqualification from future events.

The 2022-2023 DPC schedule for Dota 2

Winter tour

EventDate
Open QualifiersDec. 11 to 13, 2022
Closed QualifiersDec. 14 to 15, 2022
Division one Regional LeaguesJan. 9 to 29, 2023
Division two Regional LeaguesJan. 30 to Feb. 19, 2023
Winter MajorFeb. 24 to March 5, 2023

Spring tour

EventDate
Open QualifiersMarch 13- to 15, 2023
Closed QualifiersMarch 16 to 22, 2023
Division one Regional LeaguesMarch 13 to April 2, 2023
Division two Regional LeaguesApril 3 to 23, 2023
Spring MajorApril 28 to May 7, 2023

Summer tour

EventDate
Open QualifiersMay 15 to 27, 2023
Closed QualifiersMay 18 to 24, 2023
Division one Regional LeaguesMay 15 to June 4, 2023
Division two Regional LeaguesJune 5 to 25, 2023
Summer MajorJune 30 to July 9, 2023

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