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DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1: Division I – schedule, preview, full details

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New players enter the field. Geek Fam returns. Are you ready for another chaotic roller coaster ride of SEA DPC Dota?

The first season of the 2023 South-East Asian Dota Pro Circuit (SEA DPC) will commence within a week. A massive whirlwind of a roster shuffle shapes an entirely new landscape for SEA Dota.
New players enter the field such as Bleed Esports and Blacklist International. Geek Slate, or more famously known as Geek Fam, makes a return to high level Dota. SEA Dota is on track for another excitingly chaotic adventure so be sure to check out all about the upcoming Division I matches in SEA DPC with the full schedule and team preview in this article.

DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1: Division I details

A whole new landscape means a new tournament organizer. With the departure of Beyond The Summit, a new organization will take the helm of hosting SEA DPC. Introducing Epulze, a Swedish esports company that has a substantial track record in running Dota 2 tournaments since 2018.
This is, however, their first rodeo on DPC. As usual, a $205,000 USD prize pool is allocated to the first season of this tournament, and the top four teams will earn DPC points and secure a slot in the Dota 2 Major.

DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1: Division I schedule

The SEA DPC for Division I will occur between Jan. 9-30. Here is the schedule (as for now) for the Tour 1 Division I SEA DPC.

SEA DPC DIV I - Week 1

13:00 SGT
16:00 SGT
19:00 SGT
Jan. 9
Execration vs Talon
Fnatic vs Geek Fam
Blacklist vs Bleed
Jan. 11
SMG vs Execration
Bleed vs Fnatic
BOOM vs Talon
Jan. 13
Geek Fam vs BOOM
SMG vs Bleed
Blacklist vs Fnatic
Week 1 of SEA DPC Div 1

SEA DPC DIV I - Week 2

13:00 SGT
16:00 SGT
19:00 SGT
Jan. 16
Execration vs BOOM
Talon vs Blacklist
Fnatic vs SMG
Jan. 18
Geek Fam vs Execration
Talon vs SMG
Bleed vs BOOM
Jan. 20
Execration vs Blacklist
Bleed vs Geek Fam
BOOM vs Fnatic
Week 2 of SEA DPC Div 1

SEA DPC DIV I - Week 3

13:00 SGT
16:00 SGT
19:00 SGT
Jan. 23
Geek Fam vs Talon
SMG vs BOOM
Bleed vs Execration
Jan. 25
Bleed vs Talon
Blacklist vs SMG
Execration vs Fnatic
Jan. 27
Geek Fam vs SMG
BOOM vs Blacklist
Fnatic vs Talon
Jan. 30
Blacklist vs Geek Fam
Week 3 of SEA DPC Div 1

DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1: Division I team preview

In the first season of SEA DPC, old friends reunite while new ones make their debut. The eight teams of SEA DPC Division I are as follows: Blacklist International, Bleed Esports, BOOM Esports, Execration, Fnatic, Geek Fam, Talon Esports and Team SMG.

Blacklist International

  • Marc "Raven" Fausto
  • Karl "Karl" Baldovino
  • Carlo "Kuku" Palad
  • Timothy "TIMS" Randrup
  • Nico "eyyou" Barcelon
One of the new names to enter Dota 2 DPC; Blacklist International is a Philippines-based esports team that has acquired RSG's DPC slot and will feature a full Filipino squad. Former TNC Predator teammates Raven, TIMS and Kuku reunite. Kuku's other former teammate, Karl, from his days on T1 will join the flay as well along with Polaris Esports' support player eyyou.

Bleed Esports

  • Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong
  • Teng "Kordan"
  • Natthaphon "Masaros" Ouanphakdee
  • Prieme "PlayHard" Banquil
  • Kim "DuBu" Doo-young
Another newcomer to Dota 2 DPC; Bleed Esports, a Singaporean-based esports team will feature a wholly international squad. Former BOOM Esports star carry JaCkky will headline as the carry along with former TSM support Dubu who came home to SEA after a long journey in North America. Bleed will also feature former Neon Esports players Masaros and PlayHard as well as a completely new challenger, Kordan.

BOOM Esports

  • John "Natsumi-" Vargas
  • Erin "Yopaj" Ferrer
  • Saieful "Fbz" Ilham
  • Kenny "Xepher" Deo
  • Yap "xNova" Jian Wei
After an incredible TI11 run, fans would've wanted to see all BOOM players stick together. However, reality isn't so kind and everyone eventually has their own journey to take. That said, BOOM is turning up with some incredible names such as Xepher from T1 and the legend who walked with teddy bears, xNova.

Execration

  • Jinn "Palos" Lamatao
  • Mark "Bob" Urbina
  • Justine "Tino" Grimaldo
  • Mark "Shanks" Redira
  • Juan "BDz" Manalo
A household name that has been bouncing back and forth Division I and II; Execration is looking to stand strong and hold its ground in Division I. Will they finally be able to go all the way to the end? Just like Blacklist International, Execration is the only other team that will feature a full Filipino squad.

Fnatic

  • Kim "Gabbi" Santos
  • Mark "Bob" Urbina
  • Justine "Tino" Grimaldo
  • Mark "Shanks" Redira
  • Juan "BDz" Manalo
SEA favorite, Fnatic, is here to stay with some minor changes. They have traded their former captain, Jabz, for Talon Esports offlaner kpii. Additionally, Fnatic onboarded Gabbi to bring forth yet another TNC Predator reunion with Armel.

Geek Fam

  • Rolen "skem" Ong
  • Joshua "Kokz" Maraño
  • Nikko "Force" Bilocura
  • Ravdan "NARMAN" Narmandakh
  • Roger "Roddgeee" Tan
One of the most anticipated teams, Geek Fam makes a return to Dota 2 after a two-year hiatus. They have had some practice by participating and placing second in the recent Beyond The Summit Pro Series Season 13: South-East Asia and will undoubtedly bring some high-class Dota for the DPC.

Talon Esports

  • Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon
  • Rafli "Mikoto" Rahman
  • Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong
  • Worawit "Q" Mekchai
  • Chan "Oli" Chon Kien
The prophetic team who came all the way from Division II in 2022 to play in a Major and TI11. Talon features the first player to reach 13k MMR, 23savage along with new additions Jabz from Fnatic and Oli~ from Invictus Gaming.

Team SMG

  • Lee "CDR" Jia He
  • Kam "Moon" Boon Seng
  • Yeik "MidOne" Nai Zheng
  • Tue "ah fu" Soon Chuan
  • Marvin "Boomy" Rushton
They made sure to register in time; Team SMG has had some missed opportunities due to internal mishaps, but they shall remain headstrong and will forge onward. Will this year finally be this Malaysian-based team's time to shine?

SEA DPC Winter Tour Talent lineup

Epulze just dropped the full SEA DPC Talent lineup which will be based in the region itself for the first time. The colorful lineup is filled with many familiar faces and new debuts. The SEA DPC studio will be radiated by Tsunami, Cap, Avo+, SVG, pieliedie, and SeekNStrike. We'll also see regional talents, ninjaboogie, 343, and WinteR bring the SEA energy, alongside Sophy, Talon Esports' streamer who will debut as a DPC host this season.
The full broadcast talent for SEA DPC this Tour is as follows:
  • Neal "Tsunami" Khandheria
  • Sophia "Sophy" Mapua
  • Alvaro "Avo+" Sanchez Velasco
  • Richie "SeekNStrike" Garcia
  • Austin "Cap" Walsh
  • Avery "SVG" Silverman
  • Adam "343" Erwann Shah
  • Michael "ninjaboogie" Jr.
  • Chan "WinteR" Litt Binn
  • Johan "pieliedie" Åström
The crew behind the curtains were also revealed to be Glem, Edric, Xero, Grey, Elore, Rosesa, uwuthemagical, and Jann.
Aside from the English crew, Epulze also provides a Spanish broadcast featuring Spanish-speaking talents. The Spanish broadcast lineup is as follows: Blue, Cutipo, Er-Kratos, Giulio, Necca, RoD, and Tainim.

SEA DPC's Division I is on the horizon. You can refer to the tournament's Liquipedia page here! Keep track of Winter Tour DPC in other regions on our site:
And stay tuned to Esports.gg for more Dota 2 news and updates!
Devin Soetjipto
Devin Soetjipto
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Indonesian born-and-raised. 12 years away from home. Now back to tell stories of his passions -- music, culture and esports. A 4k-mmr position 4 pub scrub dreams every day to get to Immortal.