Dota 2 client reveals new TOs for 2022/2023 DPC season
Three of the tournament operators for the Dota 2 2023 DPC season have been revealed in the Dota 2 client.
Keen eyed fans have spotted that three of the tournament organizers for the DPC 2022/2023 season have been revealed in the Dota 2 client.
As part of the Tournament section of Dota 2 client, three new events for the Dota Pro Circuit have been listed, with the DPC CN Qualifier Tour 1, DPC EEU 2023 Tour 1, and DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 all detailed. With them, three tournament organizers have been confirmed.
New TOs for DPC 2023
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Returning for the Chinese region are Perfect World, who have helmed the CN DPC since 2021. In the tournament description, Perfect World states it is the organizer and producer of the DPC in China for the upcoming season,
The SEA region will be tackled by Epulze, a european organization with a large Southeast Asian presence. Epulze current employees casters Richie "SeekNStrike" Garcia and Alvaro "Avo+" Sanchez Velasco, with the pair based in Malaysia. It’s likely the production for the SEA league will also take place in Malaysia.
And in EEU, newcomers Paragon Events will take on the tournament. On their website, the company claims to have experience hosting over 100 esports events, for five different esports. Reportedly, he company were part of the production team for Epicenter 2016 and the first two Epicenter events. However, CEO Aleksander Zavoloka recently stated that the company has no affiliation with blacklisted tournament organizer Epic Esports Events, and has not worked with esforce or their associated companies since 2017.
Overall, the information on the upcoming season is sparse for now. The identity of the three remaining TOs for Tour 1 is unknown. And whether we will find out an update through official announcements, or through more in-client leaks remains to be seen. It's likely, however, Valve is waiting until all the TOs have been decided before revealing all.
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