Let’s have a look at some of the latest news in the Dota 2 competitive world that has excited the fans. Firstly, the developer of the game, Valve, announced the tournaments and the venues for the 2019-2020 DPC. Then the Old Boys, one of the veteran eSports organizations in China, revealed plans for their youth academy. Lastly Fnatic revealed its roster for the 2019-2020 season.
Details of 2019-2020 DPC revealed
The first major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2019/2020 season will take place on November 16-24 in Chengdu, China. the competition is likely to be organized by MDL. Other championships will be held in Europe, USA, Russia and Southeast Asia, respectively.
DreamHack will be the official organizer of the second major of the season, which will take place January 18-26. The venue is still unknown to us. Meanwhile, the third major will take place in New York. The fourth major will be held in Moscow – it will probably be the EPICENTER. It will be held approximately from May 2 to 10.
The 2019-2020 circuit will end with a tournament in Southeast Asia. A week ago, Valve gave a rough estimate for the DPC tournaments. The number of official DPC tournaments are the same as they were in the previous season, the new will have five majors and minors each. The format of these events will be announced by the developers in October.
Old Boys announce youth academy plans
Members of the Old Boys announced a Dota 2 competitive academy dedicate to coach young talented players. The Veterans plan to recruit up to two teams and provide them with the necessary toola for development.
They invited young players to apply for their academy at Weibo. Carries, mid laners and offlaners are required to have at least 7,500 MMR. While 7,200 MMR is sufficient for the support role, they also demand that the players must also be able to competently and calmly communicate with the team. We are quite anxious to see the results of this academy in the next few months.
Old Boys was formed in August 2014. The team included Chen “Zhou” Yao, Jiang “YYF” Cen , Xie “DD” Binh , Huang “LongDD” Xiang and Zhou “820” Yityan. In 2018, Gong “ZSMJ” Jian, Chen “Hao” Zhihao and Zhang “Mu” Pan revived the organization but didn’t participate in any major tournament. We should tell you that the Old Boys have not performed on the professional stage since 2017.
Fnatic unveils its new roster!
Fnatic presented its roster for season Dota Pro Circuit 2019/2020. It included Nyengnar “23savage” Tiramahanon, Kam Bun “Moon” Seng , Daryl Koch “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, Jardel “DJ” Jiko Mampusti and Anucha “Jabz” Jiravong.
The roster parted ways with Abad Azel “Abed” Yusop. At the moment we don’t know where he will continue his career. Earlier, Du Yong “DuBu” Kim left the organization, who is likely to join another SEA team which could be Mineski. The previous roster of Fnatic finished at 13-16th place in the International 2019. The side was eliminated in the lower bracket after losing to Team Liquid and earned $514,000.