2023 DPC SA Tour 3: Division 1
The 2023 DPC SA Tour 3 Division 1 is also a part of (Dota Pro Circuit) and is organized by PGL. This tournament will also serve as a qualifying tournament in preparation for the biggest DOTA2 event, The International. The tournament will feature both notable and the best teams from Europe, China, Southeast Asia, North America, and South America, with a prize pool for each region amounting to $205,000 for Upper Division and $75,000 for the Lower Division. The points acquired from this tournament will determine their qualification for the Major Event and eventually The International 2023.
Six teams from Division 1 of the previous tour and two teams from Division 2 of the previous tour will be participating in this event. Matches will be in a single round-robin format and all matches are played in a best-of-three series.
The team that wins first place will qualify for Major playoffs and the second place will advance to the Major group stage, while the third and fourth teams will be seeded to the Major wild card and all teams from first to sixth place will remain the first division for the following tour; bottom teams will be relegated to Division 2 for the next tour.