Valve has officially announced the locations for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Majors this year, ending months of speculation and rumours in the community.
Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 Major locations
Valve made the announcement via the official Dota 2 website, revealing each of the Major locations for all three Tours this year.
The Major event for the Winter Tour, which kicked off today with the start of regional play in China, will take place in Lima, Peru and will be hosted by 4D Esports. The Winter Major will take place from February 24 through to March 5.
The Spring Tour will run from March 13 until April 2, with the Major taking place from April 28 to May 7 in Berlin, Germany and produced by ESL. The Berlin Major disproves some of the earlier rumours among the community, which had predicted that the Spring Major would take place in Katowice, Poland.
Finally, the Summer Tour, taking place from May 15 to June 4, will culminate in a Summer Major taking place in Bali, Indonesia. The Summer Major will run from June 30 to July 9, and will be hosted by IO Esports. It marks the first Major event to take place in Indonesia, which is home to a great number of Dota 2 fans.
Valve has made some changes to the tours for the DPC 2023 season. The lengths of the tours have been reduced significantly, compared to previous years. Instead of the traditional six week tours, they will last for just three weeks this year.
This change has been long-requested by fans, who have complained that the long tours made it difficult to run third-party events without clashing with the DPC's schedule. It also means that teams will have more time in order to make roster changes between tours.
Of course, it also means that tours will be more hectic than ever - with the same amount of matches taking place in half the amount of time - You can see the upcoming schedule here. As such, you're not going to want to miss a minute of this year's DPC season - so make sure you've claimed your free 100% bonus!