With the Dota Pro Circuit kicking off this week, Valve made a full update to the Dota 2 in game watch tab, which gives easy access to all the DPC action spread across both Upper and Lower Divisions in all six regional leagues.
The watch tab now includes highlighted games that are ongoing while you are in the game, a full schedule of all six leagues and a live stream feed.
Additionally, you can customize your experience by favoring one or more teams to get even easier access to their schedule, scores and standings in the Dota Pro Circuit.
The Dota Pro Circuit app available on both iOS and Android has also been getting an update and starting today it no longer requires a Dota Plus subscription. Along with all the in game and app overhaul, Valve announced the arrival “in the coming weeks” of team bundles that will give the fans an incentive to directly back their favorites and show their support in game.
According to the official announcement, the team bundles will include in-game effects, sprays, emotes, loading screens and team custom chat-wheel lines. The full bundle content is submitted by the teams themselves and although it is not mentioned in the Valve announcement, the teams will most likely get a revenue share from each purchase.
The first season of 2021 Dota Pro Circuit kicked off this past Monday, on the 18th of January with six regional leagues that will determine the 18 teams attending the first Major of the year. The DPC leagues will end on February 28th for all regions, except China, which will take a break mid-competition for the Chinese New Year and will resume with series scheduled up to March 14. The first Major of the year is set to be played March 25 – April 4 in a yet to be revealed location.
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