From the Ghastly Eyrie I can see to the ends of the world, and from this vantage point I declare with utter certainty that next year’s competitive calendar is in the bag!

Dota 2 is seeing its best year in the competitive aspect as for number of announced Tier 1 tournaments. Just today, a press release revealed five new FISSURE Dota 2 Tournaments, and specific dates for the next BetBoom Dacha.

As we already know, FISSURE has also been in charge of co-organizing the Elite League alongside Electronic Sports Broadcast (ESB). This means some of these dates might be part of that franchise. If you follow the esports side of Dota 2, make sure to add these to your calendar:

  • BetBoom Dacha 2024 - Oct. 19-27, 2024
  • Tournament #1 - Jan. 24 - Feb. 2, 2025
  • Tournament #2 - Mar. 18-27, 2025
  • Tournament #3 - Aug. 1-10, 2025
  • Tournament #4 - Oct. 24 - Nov. 2, 2025
  • Tournament #5 - Dec. 16 - 22, 2025
FISSURE Dota 2 Tournaments (Picture from FISSURE x BetBoom press release)
FISSURE Dota 2 Tournaments (Picture from FISSURE x BetBoom press release)

Dota 2 Tier 1 calendar for 2024

FISSURE Dota 2 Tournaments will add to this year's already packed calendar. However, no specific dates are set for The International yet. All we know is that it's happening in Copenhagen during Sep. 2024. Third party tournaments have tried to avoid that month, as players will be focusing on playing the most relevant event of the year.

Dates announced
DreamLeague S23
May 20 - 26
Riyadh Masters 2024 (Closed Qualifiers)
May 31 - Jun. 04
Riyadh Masters 2024
Jul. 03 - 21
Elite League S2
Jul. 24 - Aug. 04
The International
BetBoom Dacha #2, 2024
Oct. 19 - 27
PGL Tournament (name TBD)
Nov. 07 - 16
Blast Slam
Nov. 26 - Dec. 01
Elite League S3
Nov. 27 - Dec. 06

Elite League S3 and BLAST Slam date conflict

ESB has not made any public announcement about changing dates or canceling their Elite League S3. Their roadmap for Elite League (formerly known as Liga ESB) was published by the start of the year, so changes may come. But cannot discard a possible collaboration with BLAST as dates are almost exactly the same.

The FISSURE Dota 2 Tournaments calendar for 2025 could also change if newcomers like BLAST wants to join the scene. However, it is a relief for the players and teams to see how much competitions are already announced after the elimination of the DPC.

For more information on the tournaments to come, make sure to follow the Dota 2 section!