Dota 2 major cities leaked for 2023 DPC season

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The Dota 2 major cities for the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit season have been revealed.

The International isn’t the only time of the year that Dota 2 goes global. The majors are a chance to build global rivalries and storylines by inviting regional champs to compete against each other. Majors have always styled themselves after their host city, so the 2023 major cities being leaked has big implications for the events. 

According to an insider source represented by Dota 2 journalist Pandora, the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit majors will take place in the following three cities:

  • Lima, Peru
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Katowice, Poland

The leaked information was provided by multiple sources, which further strengthens the validity of these leaks. While the locations are verified, the order in which they will host DPC majors has not been revealed. The exact venues have also not been confirmed, though the majors will be affected by the DPC rule changes coming in 2023.

2023 Dota 2 major cities include historic esports locations

Katowice is one of the most storied cities in esports, playing host to major events in multiple games since 2010.

This is largely due to the IEM Katowice tournament series for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Three of those events were majors, and plenty of third-party CSGO circuits have stopped in the city. Valve has plenty of experience working in Poland, which makes it a very believable place to host a 2023 Dota 2 major.

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Lima isn’t the biggest city in esports, but hosting a major there is a major nod to the South American Dota 2 scene.

Multiple South American teams performed above expectations at TI11 with Thunder Awaken earning the highest placing in SA history at 5th. Peru was also tied with Russia for the most-represented country at The International 2022 with 13 players each. Peru is a particularly hot spot for Dota 2 in South America, so a major in the capital is a nice gesture to the community.

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Bali, Indonesia is the odd one out of this group, but Dota 2 itself is extremely popular in Southeast Asia.

Several competitive teams and players come from the legion, and the casual player base has recently spiked due to the free arcana Swag Bag. Indonesia was the home country for three players at The International 2022, but 15 total players hailed from Southeast Asia. No doubt those players will want to perform well on their home turf.


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