Dota Summit 11 announced as first DPC Minor of the season

Dota Summit 11 has been announced as the first Dota 2 event and Minor of the 2019-2020 DPC season by Valve, with qualifiers starting in 2 weeks. The event will be held from November 7-10, 2019, at The Summit House in Los Angeles, USA, with the first ever live studio audience in a Summit event. The event will be organized by Beyond the Summit (BTS), and will have a $300,000 USD prizepool and 660 DPC points for the grabs between 8 qualified teams.

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Event Details

Dota Summit 11
Organizer: Beyond the Summit
Series: The Summit
Dates: November 7-10, 2019
Location: Los Angeles, USA
Venue: The Summit House
DPC Status: Minor
Prizepool: $300,000 USD
DPC Points: 660 points
Participants: 8 teams
Qualifiers: October 5-10, 2019

Prize Distribution
1st: $72,000 USD - 140 DPC points
2nd: $60,000 USD - 120 DPC points
3rd: $54,000 USD - 110 DPC points
4th: $42,000 USD - 90 DPC points
5-6th: $24,000 USD - 60 DPC points
7-8th: $12,000 USD - 40 DPC points

Qualifiers & tournament format

Dota Summit 11 qualifiers will be held on October 5-10, 2019, in conjunction with the first upcoming DPC Major qualifiers following Valve's decision to combine the two qualifiers. 8 teams that qualified through Phase 3 of the qualifiers will get to participate in the LAN event in November, with at least 1 team from each of the 6 qualifier regions. The distribution of the remaining 2 slots will be decided by Valve.

As per the DPC guidelines, Minor events will consist of group stage and playoffs. The 8 teams will be split into 2 groups and play in a Bo3 GSL format, and the Top 2 teams from each group will advance to the Playoffs while the rest will be eliminated. Playoffs will be a Bo3 Double Elimination bracket with all advancing teams starting in the Upper Bracket, and the Grand Finals will be a Bo5 with the winner also qualifying for the final slot of the following Major.

Further details on the new DPC season rules can be seen here

A look on The Summit

The upcoming Dota Summit will be the 11th iteration of The Summit series and the 2nd Summit tournament to be part of the DPC, following Dota Summit 8 in 2017, which was a Minor for the inaugural 2017/2018 DPC Season.

The Summit is organized by Beyond the Summit, an esports production company spearheaded by David "LD" Gorman, a well-known Dota 2 talent and caster, most memorably remembered for casting The International 2013 Grand Finals.

Co-founding the company with another well-known Dota 2 figure David "GoDz" Parker, BTS grew its team roster with other staple Dota 2 talents such as Ben "Merlini" Wu, Andrew "Zyori" Campbell, and Bryan "Kpoptosis" Herren.

The Summit as a brand began its first step with Dota 2, before expanding its venture toward other scenes like CS:GO, Smash, and the FGC.

The Summit is a unique event, as the tournament is held in a house in Los Angeles, where the BTS crew live and work, instead of a conventional event venue; and the event is presented in a homely, close-knit manner with a focus on unique production and content oriented around The Summit house.

BTS produced the inaugural Summit in 2014. Since then, BTS has successfully produced 23 esports events under The Summit brand. The upcoming Dota Summit 11 will be the first Summit event ever to host a live studio audience.

Past Dota Summit events

  • The Summit (2014)
  • The Summit 2 (2014)
  • The Summit 3 (2015)
  • The Summit 4 (2015)
  • The Summit 5 (2016)
  • The Summit 6 (2016)
  • Dota Summit 7 (2017)
  • Dota Summit 8 (2017)
  • Dota Summit 9 (2018)
  • Dota Summit 10 (2019)


Pictures: Copyright: Steffie Wunderl / ESL