The roadway to the $40 million The International 10 (TI10) starts for TNC Predator and fellow Filipino Dota 2 groups as Romanian organizer PGL revealed the welcomed groups for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC)-Southeast Asia Area.

On New Year’s Day, game designer Valve bared its plans for the 2021 DPC, stating its application of Regional Leagues that cause an 18-team Major tournament at the end of the two seasons.

As formerly announced, groups will compete in six-week Regional Leagues divided into upper and lower divisions, with the leading finishers from the previous getting an area to the Major.

With a number of groups undergoing roster changes throughout the year, Valve did not utilize the DPC points from the previous season but rather invited teams in terms of kind.

TNC received a direct welcome to compete in the upper department of the SEA Regional League together with Fnatic, BOOM Esports and T1.

Other PH teams in Execration, Smart Omega, Vice Esports, Cignal UItra and Neon Esports were welcomed to take part in the closed qualifier wherein the leading 4 groups take the staying areas in the upper division.

The bottom 4 will slug it out with the winners of the open qualifiers for the eight slots in the lower division.

By the end of the Regional League, the bottom 2 groups in the upper division will be relegated to the lower division while the leading 2 from the lower department will be promoted to the upper department.

The bottom two in the lower department will be gotten rid of and open qualifiers will figured out the two teams that will occupy the left slots in the next season.

For the SEA area, the top 3 finishers in the upper department will get approved for the Major.

The exact same promotion and relegation system applies to the Europe, CIS, China, The United States And Canada and South America areas.

The TI10, which was delayed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will still be kept in Stockholm, Sweden in August.

In spite of the wrecking effects of the coronavirus mess, TI10 was able to make the record of having the greatest prize swimming pool in esports history, beating TI9’s $34 million purse.