Gorgc Thinks There Should Be a Division Three for DPC
Popular Dota 2 livestreamer Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski recently gave his thoughts on the possibility of adding a third division in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) system format. The DPC system was introduced back in late 2017, where teams would have to play closed qualifiers in order to obtain an invite to a Major.
However, following the COVID-19 pandemic Valve announced a new format where the six regions will feature a Regional League, divided into an upper (Division I) and a lower division (Division II) of eight teams each.
Gorgc believes that there should be a third division for Western Europe
During a recent livestream, Gorgc was simply playing a ranked match. However, halfway through the match one of Gorgc’s teammates in the game noted that Gorgc should invite him to his team, Team Bald Reborn, into Division III should the team get relegated from Division II of the Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit (WEU DPC) Division II: Winter Tour.
At first, Gorgc laughed about the idea as Division III does not exist in the current DPC format. However, after giving it a second thought, the Swedish livestreamer noted that it would be a good idea to have a third division. “I do actually think that they should make a third division in Western Europe. Our player base is too big. Honestly, I don’t think it would be that bad of an idea.”
He then further added that certain regions, such as Western Europe and Southeast Asia would benefit from the addition of a third division in the future DPC system due to the massive player base from the regions.
“Like, why does Europe not have a Division III? I am pretty sure that we have three times as many players from North America. They could have one division and they could give a third division to Europe. No offense to the North American region, but we just have more players as well.”
While the idea seemed feasible to some, others believe that the current DPC format is good as it is because the idea of a third division would not only cause scheduling problems for broadcasting, but also logistical problems in terms of prize pool winnings.