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Right now, the competitive Dota 2 scene is booming, and the DPC 2023 Tour is right at the center of it. With the best Dota 2 teams from around the world taking part in this legendary tour, each match is a must-watch. Just around the corner is the start of DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2 — but are you ready for it? 

What Is the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)?

The Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) is the official tournament system for the highly popular 5-versus-5 video games Dota 2. Launched in 2017, the DPC has grown in popularity and is now a major force in the eSports industry, with tens of thousands of viewers from around the world streaming the events live. 

During the DPC, multiple tournaments (also known as “Majors” – for example the Bali Major taking place in June, 2023) take place across different regions. Here, teams must face off against each other to collect DPC points. The top-ranking teams then qualify for The International, which is the biggest Dota 2 tournament of each year and is seen as the holy grail of the Dota 2 eSports world. Last year, The International was won by London-based Tundra Esports — a team that’ll be looking to do the same thing again in 2023.

DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2 (Guide)

Each DPC season consists of 3 tours. 

Next month will be the start of Division 2 in DPC 2023 Tour 3. It will run from 6-12 June. 

Altogether, there are 6 regions: 

  • North America
  • South America
  • Western Europe 
  • Eastern Europe 
  • China
  • Southeast Asia 

Within each region, there are two divisions. This means that there are six different Division 2 divisions in total. 

Division 1 teams are generally the best teams and are considered high-level. Division 2 teams are lower-quality but can earn promotion to Division 1 by finishing either 1st or 2nd place — simple. Throughout Tour 3, the aim of each team in Division 2 is to win as many games as possible and ultimately finish as high as possible in the table to get that all-important promotion. The next aim from there? Make it to The International!

On Tour 3, whichever team finishes 1st will win $17,000. The 2nd placed Division 2 team will win $16,000. 

Where to Watch DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2?

With Division 2 of Tour 3 set to start on June 6, you won’t want to miss a second of the action. Here’s where you can watch and stream all of the matches: 

  • Twitch (PGL)
  • YouTube (PGL)

From Division 2 matches in Western Europe to The International 2023, you can catch everything on Twitch and YouTube. For Division 2 matches specifically, you’ll need to use the PGL Twitch and YouTube channels because PGL (a popular eSports company) is the tournament organizer.

How to Buy Tickets for DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2 Matches

Sadly, division 2 matches are online only. The events do not take place at in-person venues. 

The good news, though, is that you’ll be able to buy tickets for The International 2022, which is set to take place from 14-29 October. Valve, the tournament organizer, has stated that tickets will go up for sale “as we get closer to the event”. For now, you’ll have to wait patiently until all 12 teams are confirmed for The International. So far, only Team Liquid has earned a place.

Place Your Bets on DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2 Matches

Whether you’re watching Division 2 matches from the North America or China region, you can place on-the-go bets by creating an account with Thunderpick. 

Thunderpick is an online eSports betting platform that anyone above the legal gambling age can use. After you’ve created an account (which only takes a few minutes), you can start placing your bets on Division 2 Dota 2 teams. What are you waiting for? Get started by creating a Thunderpick account now!

DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2: Teams

So, which teams are taking part in Division 2 across the different regions? Let’s find out. 

Note: Some teams have yet to be confirmed due to the ongoing Division 1 action and Closed Qualifiers. 

North America: Division 2

  • Nexus Titans
  • Wildcard Gaming
  • CDUB Sports 
  • Ravens 
  • The Cut
  • TiltedBoys
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier) 

South America: Division 2 

  • Keyd Stars 
  • Qhali 
  • Lava Esports
  • x5 Gaming 
  • NoPing Esports
  • noMERCY 
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier) 

Western Europe: Division 2

  • TBD (Relegated from Division 1) 
  • Nigma Galaxy 
  • Ancient Tribe
  • Alliance
  • Into the Breach 
  • Old G 
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier)

Eastern Europe: Division 2 

  • Natus Vincere
  • StoRm
  • Team Sexy 
  • NAVI Junior
  • MonkeyMakers 
  • Cybercats
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier) 

China: Division 2

  • Limit 
  • Supernova
  • Big brain 
  • Team Disillusion 
  • Holy Grail 
  • The Last Dark 
  • Team Zero 
  • iG.Vitality

Southeast Asia: Division 2 

  • Geek Slate
  • Polaris Esports
  • UD Vessuwan 
  • IHC Esports
  • Vision 
  • Myth Avenue Gaming 
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifier) 

DPC 2023 Tour 3 Division 2: Format

Each Division 2 has a total of 8 teams in it. 

2 of the teams have been relegated from Division 1 on the previous tour, 4 teams have remained in Division 2, and 2 teams have been promoted to Division 2 from Closed Qualifiers. 

Division 2 follows a round-robin format. In the eSports world, this is when each team plays each other once. Because there are 8 teams in Division 2, this means that each team plays 7 matches in total. 

When it comes to the actual matches, a best-of-3 (BO3) style is followed. In order to be victorious, a team must win 2 out of the 3 games. 1st and 2nd place teams in Division 2 get promoted. In addition to this, the bottom 2 teams get relegated. 3rd place to 6th place teams remain in Division 2 and don’t move.

Who Will Win DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2?

It’s always difficult to predict the winners of each Division 2 division. 

However, the relegated teams from Division 2 are usually the top picks going into the start of each new tour. 

For example, Nigma Galaxy is now in Western Europe’s Division 2 after being eliminated from Division 1. Because of their Division 1 experience, Nigma Galaxy has a greater chance of defeating the other teams in Division 2 and ultimately returning to the big division. 

Make sure that you use Thunderpick to stay updated on all of the DPC 2023 Tour 3: Division 2 odds and fixtures.

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