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

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Keep track of 2023 NA DPC Division I as the new and improved rosters of all of NA’s finest duke it out for spots in the Majors.

The 2022/2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) has arrived and with it, the regional massacre begins. North America (NA) has some great matches coming up with the seasonal roster changes in full effect and the rise of several prominent NA teams throughout 2022. This 2023 NA DPC season will have the highest stakes for the region. Find out all about the upcoming Division I matches in NA DPC with the full schedule and team preview in this article.

DPC NA 2023 Tour 1: Division I details

The NA DPC 2022/2023 season starts out with eight teams from the region. These include six teams from Division I and two from Division II of the previous tours. The matches are set to be in a best-of-three single round robin format. Not only do first and second place earn the qualification for the upcoming Major, but they also earn a pretty penny. Teams that place in the range of first to sixth place remain in the current Division, but the remaining two teams are relegated to Division II.
DPC NA 2023 Tour information (Image via Liquipedia)
DPC NA 2023 Tour information (Image via Liquipedia)

DPC NA 2023 Tour 1: Division I schedule

The NA DPC 2023 Tour is set to start on Jan. 9 and end towards the conclusion of the same month on Jan. 29. Below is the current schedule for the 2023 NA DPC Division I matches.

NA DPC Division I - Week 1

Date
15:00 EST
18:00 EST
21:00 EST
Jan. 9
TSM vs WG
SR vs TG
Jan. 11
Nouns vs ALPHA
TG vs TSM
Jan. 13
5RFS vs ALPHA
B8 vs WG
Jan. 14
TG vs Nouns
SR vs WG
B8 vs 5RFS

NA DPC Division I - Week 2

Date
15:00 EST
18:00 EST
21:00 EST
Jan. 16
TSM vs Nouns
SR vs ALPHA
Jan. 18
WG vs 5RFS
TG vs ALPHA
Jan. 20
SR vs 5RFS
B8 vs Nouns
Jan. 21
TSM vs 5RFS
SR vs B8
TG vs WG

NA DPC Division I - Week 3

Date
15:00 EST
18:00 EST
21:00 EST
Jan. 23
TSM vs ALPHA
TG vs 5RFS
Jan. 25
SR vs Nouns
TSM vs B8
Jan. 27
5RFS vs Nouns
WG vs ALPHA
Jan. 28
SR vs TSM
WG vs Nouns
TG vs B8
Jan. 29
B8 vs ALPHA

DPC NA 2023 Tour 1: Division I team preview

There are eight teams in Division I of the 2023 NA DPC. The teams are: Shopify Rebellion, Thiuth Gaming, Nouns, TSM, 5RATFORCESTAFF, ALPHA, Wildcard Gaming, and B8. With North America being one of the more volatile regions in Dota 2 and even some surprise EEU appearances, the season is shaping up to have some great gameplay. Here's a quick rundown of each team participating in the NA Division I DPC tour.

Shopify Rebellion

  • Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
  • Abed "Abed" Yusop
  • Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek
  • Andreas "cr1t-" Nielsen
  • Tal "Fly" Azik
Arguably the most iconic faces of the NA region, Shopify Rebellion has taken over the old Evil Geniuses roster. This 2023 NA DPC season, the roster returns with a new addition of one of Dota 2's Chad-like players in SabeRLight-. As of the previous DPC season, the roster had lackluster performances, so now they can hopefully get their groove back under a new banner.

Thiuth Gaming

  • Timur "layme" Magomedov
  • Jose "esK" Esay Perez Coronel
  • Kobey "Napkin" Eimers
  • Jose "N1ne" Carlos Suárez Martínez
  • Anton "antoha" Marchenko
Thiuth Gaming is the newest organization competing in the NA DPC. The team has no previous match history, with two relatively unknown players in Napkin and N1ne. However, this only goes to benefit Thiuth. With a completely blank slate, the team has the opportunity to fly under the radars of teams and surprise us all.

Nouns

  • Luke "Yamsun" Wang
  • Nicolas "Gunnar" Lopez
  • David "Moo" Hull
  • Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos
  • Jacob "Husky" Fifik
Nouns is a well-known name in the NA region. The team has tons of experience with Soniqs' offlaner Lelis and The International (TI) 2016 runner-up Moo. Not to mention Gunnar, the young midlaner who is a Division II superstar. Nouns itself is one of the best Division II teams in NA, but the team tends to struggle at higher levels of play. However, with the addition of Lelis alongside his experience and knowledge, the team can make a run for the Majors.

TSM

  • Enzo "Tiamdo" Gianoli
  • Jonathan "Bryle" De Guia
  • Gainullin "kasane" Ilyas
  • Matthew "Ari" Walker
  • Mattheew "Whitemon" Filemon
The legendary organization TSM made its debut in Dota 2 in 2022 by picking up the old Undying squad. And what a debut it was as TSM became one of NA's best teams, beating out all of the NA fan favorites and gaining quite the following from it. After some post-TI roster shuffles, Kasane, Ari, and Whitemon have joined the roster while Moonmeander moved to a coaching position, which is going to make quite the interesting run to watch in the 2023 NA DPC Tour.

5RATFORCESTAFF

  • David "dnm" Cossio
  • Francis "Kitzz" Arriola
  • Paul "Speeed" Bocchicchio
  • Nikolay "CTOMAHEH1" Kalchev
  • Matthew "Albinozebra1" Conley
With arguably the best name out of all the teams in the NA DPC, 5RATFORCESTAFF has been a Division II and III staple team. The previously all-American roster now has some Bulgarian blood with CTOMAHEH, who is the team's new support player. Although the team is not a favorite within the region, maybe in the 2023 DPC season they might sneak some big wins out against NA's finest.

ALPHA

  • Diego "Rises" Nicolás Ortas Rodríguez
  • Josue "BlackSoul" Ronald Ticona Aliendre
  • Steven "Monster" Noel
  • Nicolas "wij" Mereno
  • Junior "Yadomi" Rimari
ALPHA is quite the diverse team with players from Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, USA, and Uruguay. An entirely new team who got its start in 2022, ALPHA has had a pretty good start in the Tier 3 scene with four top finishes at qualification events.

Wildcard Gaming

  • Yegor "Ark" Zhabontinskii
  • Vladimir "babitich" Abelyan
  • Kirill "sunlight" Kachinsky
  • Francis "FLee" Lee
  • Samuel "Sammyboy: Anderson
Another NA Division II staple is Wildcard Gaming. They've been completely rebuilt from the previous season with only Sammyboy returning as both captain and position five. The new squad includes two CIS pub stars, Sunlight and Ark, playing safelane and offlane positions. Additionally, a brand-new face in Babitch comes to light with Wildcard this season as the midlaner. We'll just have to see if he's the next big unknown talent who's going to make his DPC debut with some of NA's finest.

B8

  • Denis "Stonebank" Korzh
  • Danil "Dendi" Ishutin
  • Glib "Funn1k" Lipatnikov
  • Joel "Mo0z" Ozambela
  • Oleg "Lodine" Kvasha
The most unique team of the 2023 NA DPC is B8 as the team is CIS-based and primarily a Ukrainian team. With the team centered around the legendary mid player and Dota 2 poster boy Dendi, B8 will have quite the impact on the NA region. The spot in the NA DPC was transferred to the team by Wildcard gaming, which was quite the surprise to Dota 2 fans. So, now with a completely different approach to Dota 2 than the rest of NA, maybe B8 players has some new tricks up their sleeve.
The 2023 NA DPC Division I is right around the corner. The teams are set, and there is Dota 2 to be played. You can check out the full tournament stat page on Liquipedia here. Keep track of Winter Tour DPC in other regions on our site:
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Noah Pather
Noah Pather
Editor | Twitter @knowagh
Noah is a senior psychology student at the University of Ottawa, studying to become an athletic therapist. After watching Valve's Free to Play documentary in 2014, he got hooked on Dota 2 and hasn't looked back since. When he's not crushing mid-lane on Puck he is racing through King's Canyon as Octane. Self-proclaimed trilingual expert. Firmly believes V for Vendetta is the best film of all time.