The third and final leg of the DPC 2023 SEA Summer Tour kicks off with teams making the final push to The International.
The first week of the DPC 2023 SEA summer tour is underway.
The six competing teams will only have three weeks left to place high on the standings and earn as many points as they can to qualify for The International taking place in Seattle later this October.
Newcomers Boom Esports and Xerxia replace Geek Slate and Polaris Esports and are looking to make a mark with what little time they have left in the season. With both teams coming in with zero DPC points, they’ll have to try their luck in the regional qualifiers taking place right before The International.
SEA teams DPC points:
- Talon Esports – 1020
- Execration – 540
- Team SMG – 117
- Army Geniuses – 80
- Blacklist International – 80
- Boom Esports – 0
- Xerxia – 0
Among the SEA teams, Talon Esports and Execration are within the top 12 but they are by no means secured. Team SMG, Army Geniuses, and Blacklist International are lagging behind at 22nd and 24th, respectively.
All teams will need to push hard to get their tickets to Seattle with Team SMG taking the most extreme step. Marvin “Boomy” Rushton, Kam “Moon” Boon Seng, and Wilson “poloson” Koh are out, and in are Lee “CDR” Jia He, Natthaphon “Masaros” Ouanphakdee, and Jaunuel “Jaunuel” Arcilla.
This roster change hurts Team SMG in terms of DPC points but puts team captain Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng back in the mid-lane. Time will tell if this last-minute shake-up is worth it.
Banner image from Boom Esports on Twitter.