The most popular tournaments outside the 2019-2020 DPC

Feb 02 2020 3 min read

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Apart from being loved by casual players from all over the world, Dota 2 is also one of the biggest esports in the world. There are tournaments that are being held all over the world, and some of them have insane prize pools that reach a couple of million dollars.

However, apart from the biggest events which are included in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, there are others that are not. While it's true that they don't provide DPC points, they are still very interesting to watch because they always gather some of the best teams in the world.

Having said that, let's take a look at the top three none-DPC tournaments.

WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon

The first tournament on this list is yet to be played at the time of writing this article but the hype about it is already to the roof. After WePlay hosted the most popular Minor ever in terms of views, we will now see another amazing tournament. Despite the fact that it's not included in the DPC, this event will have a prize pool of $300K and it will feature some of the best teams in the world. 

Be sure not to miss out on it because it's going to be epic.

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational

This was the last tournament of 2019 and it was a joy to watch. We got to see twelve of the absolute best teams in the world fighting for that jaw-dropping prize pool of $500K. After many amazing series, it was Vici Gaming that managed to lift the trophy. Their amazing performance proved why they are considered one of the best teams in the world.

Be sure to watch VoDs or Videos of this amazing tournaments because they are definitely worth it. 


There are many more awesome tournaments in 2020 that we can't wait to see. Some of them are from the DPC, whereas others are not. However, what's important is that we, the Dota 2 fans, will see the best teams in the world gathering once again.

Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts so that you don't miss out on any of the action. In addition to the WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon tournament, we will also host a Major from the DPC. Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see what will happen there.


ESL One Hamburg 2019

Up next, we have one tournament from ESL. During the last couple of years, ESL proved itself as one of the best tournament organizers in the world. Their tournaments are always full of surprises, high-quality commentary, as well as an incredible audience. Needless to say, ESL One Hamburg also falls in this category.

This tournament gathered twelve of the best teams during that time (October 2019) but in the end, it was TNC Predator that managed to prevail. Although people thought that this was accidental, that's not the case. After this victory, TNC continued to win several more tournaments, including the first Major of the new DPC.

DreamLeague Season 12

Last, but definitely not least, we have the first big tournament after the end of TI 9 - DreamLeague Season 12. Although this tournament was criticized because it couldn't manage to bring together most top teams, it was still a joy to watch thanks to the high-quality staff and production.

After a long battle, it was Alliance that managed to prevail. Not only did they win a jaw-dropping prize pool, but this was also their first trophy as a team. In case you forgot, the new Alliance was formed in the post-TI 9 periods.


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