DPC 2023 Week 1: The ones to watch

The DPC 2023 season has kicked off in earnest, which the Winter tour having now begun in every region, as we begin the countdown to the first Dota 2 major of the year.

DPC 2023 match schedule

DPC CN was the first to start the new year of Dota 2, beginning on January 5 and running until February 3.

As such, we've already seen some fantastic play from the Chinese league. Week one saw some strong performances form EHOME and PSG.LGD in particular. Both teams saw back-to-back decisive victories, with EHOME triumphing 2-0 over both Invictus Gaming and Dawn Gaming, while PSG.LGD also saw two 2-o wins against Dawn Gaming and Aster.Aries.

DPC CN 2023 week two - The ones to watch

PSG.LGD (1.15) vs EHOME (4.80)

The two teams are due to go head to head at 8:00 AM GMT on January 12. The odds are in PSG.LGD's favour there, given their incredible track record - with their most recent bragging right including their victory at last year's Riyadh Masters. As such, they're favoured to win here, with odds of 1.15 against EHOME's 4.80.

That's not the only time we'll see the superstar team in action. We'll be seeing them again on January 15 at 11:00 AM GMT, where they'll be going against Invictus Gaming. Given Invictus' mixed track record in recent years, PSG.LGD are again favoured to win here, with odds of 1.22 against Invictus' 3.80

That's not all that's going on in the Chinese league, however - click here to see the full DPC CN schedule and betting odds. Plus remember to sign up now and claim your free 100% bonus!

There's plenty to be excited about over in the Western Europe tour too. The tour kicked off on January 9, with some incredible matches taking place yesterday. For instance, Team Liquid claimed a decisive 2-0 win over Team Secret, while OG lost to Tundra Esports in a 0-2 loss.

DPC WEU 2023 week one - The ones to watch

Team Secret (2.05) vs Gaimin Gladiators (1.68)

The Western Europe tour schedule is a little quieter than the Chinese one, but there's still lots to look forward to. Perhaps the most exciting match of the week is the face-off between Team Secret and Gaimin Gladiators, taking place at 2:00 PM GMT on January 13. They're both strong teams, despite Gaimin Gladiator's disappointing 9th-12 placement at The International last year. Still, Team Secret are coming in as mild underdogs here, with odds of 1.68 to Gaimin Gladiators against Team Secret's 2.05.

Team Liquid (2.30) vs Tundra Esports (1.55)

That's not the only match you'll not want to miss on January 13. Later on, at 5:00 PM GMT, Team Liquid is due to go against UK organisation Tundra Esports. It marks the first time we'll see the champions of The International 2022 in action this year, and it's bound to be one to watch. Team Liquid have been playing fantastically recently as well, but they'll have their work cut out for them here. The odds are in Tundra's favour, at 1.55 against Team Liquid's 2.30.

And again, that's just a taster of what's going on in DPC WEU. Click here for the full schedule for the Western Europe tour. And remember to sign up for your free account before jumping into the action!

That takes us over to the Eastern Europe tour, which began on January 8. The matches so far have seen Natus Vincere (NAVI) being defeated by Darkside in a 1-2 loss, while HellRaisers secured a 2-1 victory over Nemiga Gaming.

DPC EEU 2023 week one - The ones to watch

This match may seem a little one-sided, but it'll be worth it to see The International 2021 champions Team Spirit in action again, in a match taking place at 11:00 AM GMT on January 14. They might have ended 2022 on a sour note, with a disappointing 13th-16th placement at The International 2022, they nonetheless had an otherwise strong year - winning the PGL Arlington Major and securing a second-place spot at the Riyadh Masters 2022. As such, the odds are in their favour here, at 1.10 against One Move's 5.80.

If that has you feeling a little sorry for One Move, their best chance at victory comes on January 15, in their 2:00 PM GMT match against NAVI. NAVI had a rough 2022, after failing to qualify for The International for the third year running, having not been seen at the tournament since 2019. One Move meanwhile has a lot to prove, having formed just last year from the former Gambit Esports roster, and has few successes to their name so far. Still, NAVI are favoured to win here, at odds of 1.55 against One Move's 2.30, but there's at least more room for an upset win here.

The full schedule for DPC EEU matches is available here. You can follow along with the match right here on Luckox - so be sure to sign up now!

The South America tour is the latest one to begin, and kicks off today (January 10). As such, we don't have any existing results to look back on - but there's plenty of Dota 2 action on the horizon.

DPC SA 2023 week one - The ones to watch

Thunder Awaken (1.29) vs Ravens (3.62)

The South American tour kicks off today, and perhaps the most exciting match of the day is taking place at 8:00 PM GMT, when Thunder Awaken will go up against Ravens. Thunder Awaken are the ones to keep your eye on here, as they're coming into 2023 after a fantastic year - having won not only all three tours in 2022, but were crowned the champions of the BTS Pro Series Season 10 Americas in March. They also set a new record in South American Dota 2 history last year, when they secured a 5th-6th place spot at The International 2022, the best result for a South American team in the tournament's history. As a result, they're favoured to win here, with odds of 1.29 against Ravens' 3.62.

We'll get to see Thunder Awaken back in action again on January 15, in their 8:00 PM match against Keyd Stars. This should be an interesting match - as Keyd Stars has been absent from the Dota 2 scene since 2016 - marking their return this year. While the odds are in Thunder Awaken's favour here, at 1.40 vs Keyd Stars' 2.70, the resurrection of a long-dead team is surely great news for the South American Dota 2 esports scene.

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The North American tour began on January 9, with yesterday seeing TSM defeating Wildcard Gaming in a 2-0 victory, while Thiuth Gaming lost 0-2 to Shopify Rebellion. Still, the tour has only just begun - with plenty to be excited about this week.

DPC NA 2023 week one - The ones to watch

Thiuth Gaming (9.00) vs TSM (1.03)

If you're pinning your hopes on unlikely underdog wins, you won't find a more unlikely underdog than in Thiuth Gaming's match against TSM, taking place at 2:00 AM GMT on January 12. TSM are strongly favoured to win here, having had a promising first year back to the Dota 2 competetive scene in 2022. While they only ranked in 19th-20th place, the fact that they qualified for The International 2022 in their first year of operation is itself worthy of note. As such, they're strongly favoured here, with odds of 1.03 against Thiuth Gaming's 9.00.

B8 (2.20) vs Wildcard Gaming (1.58)

If one-sided affairs aren't your thing, the most evenly-matched face off this week takes place at 2:00 AM GMT on January 14, when B8 plays against Wildcard Gaming. Neither team has particularly strong track records, though B8 is coming into 2023 with an entirely new roster, which the team revealed last month. Time will tell if their new lineup will give them the edge, as Wildcard Gaming is favoured to win here - with odds of 1.58 against B8's 2.20.

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Finally, that leaves us with the Southesast Asia tour, which began on January 9. Yesterday's highlights include Fnatic's 0-2 loss to the newly-rebranded Geek Slate, while Blacklist International secured a 2-1 win over Bleed Esports.

DPC SEA 2023 week one - The ones to watch

BOOM Esports (1.80) vs Talon Esports (1.90)

BOOM Esports is due to go up against Talon Esports at 8:00 AM GMT on January 11, in what's sure to be a closely-fought match. BOOM had a fantastic 2022, which saw them winning two out of three of the year's tours, and secured an invitation to The International for the first time in the team's history. The odds are ever so slightly in BOOM's favour here, at 1.80 vs Talon's 1.90 - but this one could easily go either way.

That's not the only time we'll see BOOM in action this week, as they're due to go up against Geek Slate at 5:00 AM on January 13. This is the first tour for Geek Slate under its new name, having been previously known as Geek Fam. The rebranding comes as the team marks its return to the Dota 2 scene, after the organisation withdraw from esports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and closed its Dota 2 division later in 2020. Their 2-0 win against Fnatic on January 9 is a promising sign for the new team. However, BOOM are favoured to win here, with odds of 1.50 against Geek Slate's 2.40.

The full schedule for DPC SEA matches is available here.

As you can see, the DPC 2023 season is going to be a hectic one - With tours taking place in half the usual amount of time. But that doesn't mean there will be any less matches - so you're sure to not want to miss a moment. Make sure you keep your eyes on the upcoming schedule, and sign up now to claim your free 100% bonus!