Updated on January 30, 10:48 p.m. (GMT+8): Updated results.

The Dota Pro Circuit is back in 2023.

Despite a rather disappointing end to last season for the region — no SEA team finished in the top half of The International 2022 — eight of the best teams in Southeast Asia are shaking off the rust.

The DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1 commences January 9, with a bunch of new all-star teams and organizations joining the mix. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Valorant fans will recognize Blacklist Rivalry and Bleed Esports, while mainstays like Fnatic and BOOM Esports will strive to stave off new, hungry challengers.

What is the DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1?

Dota 2, DJ, Fnatic
Credit: Dreamhack

This Regional League is the first of three Tours for the Dota Pro Circuit this year.

Besides prize money, teams fight for a variety of opportunities. The top three teams from the Southeast Asian region qualify for the first Major of the season. The top six teams stay in Division 1 for the next Tour, while the bottom two teams will be relegated to Division 2.

DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1 Standings

1stExecration12 — 36 — 1
2ndGeek Slate10 — 55 — 2
3rdTalon Esports9 — 64 — 3
3rdBlacklist Rivalry9 — 104 — 3
5thBleed Esports7 — 103 — 4
5thTeam SMG8 — 93 — 4
7thBOOM Esports7 — 122 — 5
8thFnatic6 — 121 — 5

DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1 schedule and results

Week one

January 9

Execration2 – 0Talon Esports
Fnatic0 – 2Geek Slate
Blacklist Rivalry2 – 1Bleed Esports

January 11

Team SMG0 – 2Execration
Bleed Esports2 – 0Fnatic
BOOM Esports0 – 2Talon Esports

January 13

Geek Slate2 – 1BOOM Esports
Team SMG1 – 2Bleed Esports
Blacklist Rivalry2 – 1Fnatic

Week two

January 16

Execration2 – 0BOOM Esports
Talon Esports1 – 2Blacklist Rivalry
Fnatic1 – 2Team SMG

January 18

Geek Slate2 – 0Execration
Talon Esports2 – 0Team SMG
Bleed Esports2 – 1BOOM Esports

January 20

Execration2 – 0Blacklist Rivalry
Bleed Esports0 – 2Geek Slate
BOOM Esports2 – 1Fnatic

Week three

January 23

Geek Slate0 – 2Talon Esports
Team SMG1 – 2BOOM Esports
Bleed Esports0 – 2Execration

January 25

Bleed Esports0 – 2Talon Esports
Blacklist Rivalry0 – 2Team SMG
Execration2 – 1Fnatic

January 27

Geek Slate0 – 2Team SMG
BOOM Esports1 – 2Blacklist Rivalry
Fnatic2 – 0Talon Esports

January 30

Blacklist International1 – 2Geek Slate


5th and 6th place tiebreaker

Bleed Esports1 – 2Team SMG

3rd and 4th place tiebreaker

Blacklist International0 – 2Talon Esports

Format of DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1

Fnatic Jabz at TI11
Credit: Valve

All eight teams in the Regional League will periodically play each other in a round-robin best-of-three.

Tiebreakers will only be played if it affects qualification — for Majors and relegation. A two-way tie will trigger a best-of-three tiebreaker. If there are more than two teams tied, the tiebreaker will be a best-of-one instead.

The top three teams qualify for the first Major of the season.

DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1 prize pool and points

The DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1’s regional league will have a total prize pool of US$205,000, along with 690 DPC points.

1stExecrationQualifies to first Major300US$30,000
2ndGeek SlateQualifies to first Major180US$28,000
3rdTalon EsportsQualifies to first Major120US$27,000
4thBlacklist InternationalRemains in Division 1 for Tour 260US$26,000
5thTeam SMGRemains in Division 1 for Tour 230US$25,000
6thBleed EsportsRemains in Division 1 for Tour 2US$24,000
7thBOOM EsportsRelegated to Division 2 for Tour 2US$23,000
8thFnaticRelegated to Division 2 for Tour 2US$22,000

Teams competing in DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1

BOOM Esports Yopaj at ESL One Stockholm Major
Credit: ESL
BOOM Esports1st
Talon Esports2nd
Blacklist RivalryNew team (Formerly RSG’s slot)
Bleed EsportsNew team (Formerly T1’s slot)
Team SMG6th
ExecrationPromoted from Division 2 (1st)
Geek SlateNew team (Formerly Lilgun’s slot)

Where to watch DPC SEA 2023 Tour 1 Division 1

You can watch games live on Epulze’s official Twitch or YouTube channels. Full matches and highlights will also be posted on the YouTube channel after the games conclude.

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