OpTic Gaming’s PeterPanDam, or “PPD” for short, has announced a semi-professional Dota league for the North American region starting this year — the North American Dota Challengers League. As every Dota 2 player knows, the NA Dota scene is very inactive in tournaments. The one thing going for it is the presence of EG, OpTic Gaming, and a few other top-tier teams.
PPD isn’t the only one forming the NA Dota Challengers League, but other names aren’t available to us right now. So, we cannot inform you about the foundations of NADCL any further. As stated on their launch document, PPD has played a huge part in the forming of NADCL.
PPD had a few words to say about his participation:
I think this will be a great opportunity for up and coming players to develop crucial teamwork and game knowledge skills. There are too many talented Dota players in North America who either can’t or won’t create an opportunity for themselves. And I think we can help.
Details on the North American Dota Challengers League
In a nutshell, the North American Dota Challengers League’s purpose is to create a semi-professional scene. The EU Dota scene is already very active with semi-professional leagues, so the NA scene hopes to be up there as well. Players will be playing for an income, rewarding all the hours they’ve put into the game.
The first season of the North American Dota Challengers League will kick off this October, after The International 8. If the DPC system remains unchanged, the NADCL will happen right after a Valve Dota Minor Championship. Likewise, the league will continue throughout the year, avoiding any conflicting dates with Valve majors or minors.
The best thing about the NADCL is that every team will be getting paid for playing!
For more information, click here to be redirected to the NADCL Discord server.