Perfect World to continue with China DPC, 4D Esports enters DPC 2021-22 with SA

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Perfect World and 4D Esports to Host China and South America DPC 2021-22

Rakshak Kathuria
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For the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22, Perfect World will host the three Chinese regional leagues, and 4D Esports will cover the South American (SA) leagues.
Perfect World announced their coverage of the events on their social media handles, but the information about 4D Esports hosting the Tours appeared on Dota 2's Client’s Tournaments tab.
Perfect World covered the Chinese division as well in the last DPC season. In 4D Esports' case, they were not a part of the coverage last season.

For the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22, Perfect World will host the three Chinese regional leagues, and 4D Esports will cover the South American (SA) leagues. Perfect World announced their coverage of the events on their social media handles, but the information about 4D Esports hosting the Tours appeared on Dota 2's Client’s Tournaments tab. Perfect World, who is Valve's publisher for Dota 2 and CS:GO in China, covered the Chinese division as well in the last DPC season. In 4D Esports' case, they were not a part of the coverage last season.

Perfect World to continue with China DPC, 4D Esports enters with SA

“Building on our production for the first two seasons, @PWRDEsports will be bringing you the full DPC China experience for the next three seasons leading into TI11,” Perfect World announced on Twitter.

The in-game tab of Dota 2 mentioned 4D Esports' coverage of the SA league. 4D Esports organized a number of tournaments in 2020, including the Realms Collide and The Great American Rivalry.

“For the first time in history the most important league in South America is going to be organized by a South American studio and producer. The best teams of the region will be fighting for the $280,000 prize pool and the chance to play the next major tournaments,” the description in the Dota 2 client said.

Dota 2 client showing China and SA leagues being covered by Perfect World and 4D Esports

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One Game Agency (OGA) had hosted both SA leagues during the DPC 2021.

The organizers of five of the six regions of the DPC 2021-22 are now known.

  • North America - ESL

  • South America - 4D Esports

  • Western Europe - DreamLeague

  • Eastern Europe - Epic Esports Events

  • China - Perfect World

  • Southeast Asia - TBD

All of these leagues will follow the same format. There will be two Divisions: Upper and Lower, with both having eight teams each and following a single round-robin group stage. There is a total prize pool of $205,000 USD for the Upper Division, while there is a prize pool of $75,000 USD for the Lower Division. Except for the bottom two teams in the Lower Division, all teams will receive a portion of the prize money.

Neither Perfect World nor 4D has yet revealed the details of the open and closed qualifiers that will take place before the leagues begin. According to other organizers, the first regional league will start on 29th Nov 2021. Teams participating in the event must have their rosters locked in by 21st Nov 2021.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.