SEA Dota2 – What Does SEA Mean in DOTA 2

Dota 2 is an esport played by more than 8 million people. Its professional circuit is called the Dota Pro Circuit and features six regions. One of those regions is Southeast Asia, also known as SEA Dota2.

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There are many great teams in Dota 2, such as Team Secret, Tundra Esports, BOOM Esports, and dozens more. Some of them compete in Western Europe, others in North America, and so on. Some of the world’s best teams compete in Southeast Asia, the SEA Dota2.

In 2021 – 2022, the SEA region had the following participants:

  • BOOM Esports
  • Talon Esports
  • Fnatic
  • RSG
  • T1
  • Team SMG
  • Nigma Galaxy SEA
  • Polaris Esports

These were the Division I teams and some of them ended up playing in Dota 2 Majors and The International 11. What happens regionally, in Southeast Asia, determines who goes to the big events organized by Valve. 

Two teams on this list that played at TI 11 are BOOM and Fnatic. The first finished 9th – 12th while the second finished 13th – 16th

When you want to see high-quality Dota 2 from the SEA region, DPC SEA is the best option. There are several Tours per year and each of them consists of several weeks of competition.

SEA Dota2
SEA Dota2

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It is not yet clear who will take part in the SEA divisions in the 2022 – 2023 season. The teams will be decided in December.

Historically, SEA hasn’t been too successful relative to the other regions. There have been TI champions from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, China, and North America. But South America and Southeast Asia have yet to win the Aegis of Champions. 

Right now, there are no teams in sight that could realistically achieve this. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen in the next few years.

In terms of its viewership stats, SEA is not doing badly at all. The prize pool offered for its regional competitions is the same as for the other regions and the game is enjoyed by numerous enthusiasts, who are both viewers and active players.

Winning a tournament in the SEA region is a bit easier than in other regions. But in recent years, we’ve seen a lot of epic battles in this region and the former top teams have often been defeated by newcomers.

In the current meta, FNATIC, BOOM, Talon, and T1 are the strongest teams in the region. They all play really well and always know how to counter their enemy with the right hero picks. 

But Dota 2 changes regularly and we don’t yet know what the new patch will bring. All we know is that early next year, a new hero will be added to the game, called Muerta. To learn more about the SEA teams, their results, and their roster changes, follow the Dota Pro Circuit.

Apart from professional teams, Southeast Asia also has great fans and artists that create Dota 2 skins. The region is quite popular at the moment, thanks to the fact that The International 11 took place in Singapore.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.