Starting this May until this November, the tournament will proceed and each month's winner will automatically gain a spot in the 1st Philippines DOTA 2 Cup that will be held this December. It was also announced that their will be another qualifying round in the 1st week of December that will be participated by all the 2nd placers of each month. This would be another opportunity for them to prove that they deserve a spot in the tournament.
Another changes were also made by the tournament organizers on the rules and regulations of the tournament. Starting this May they would strictly implement the tournament rules especially on the team check-in. The organizers emphasized on the following rules:
- That in-order to constitute a team check-in, all members of the team should be on the lobby before the deadline time and that is 15 minutes after the scheduled match.
- If the team is not yet complete during the 15 minutes waiting period even if the team captain is providing information that their member is already logging in, automatically the team is disqualified.
- The Steam or DOTA 2 updates is the sole responsibility of the team and will not be considered as a reason why their member is not yet on the lobby because their program is updating. With the given 15 minutes waiting period, that should be enough time for the team to update their steam.
- If both teams are not able to check-in during the 15 minutes waiting period in which this is the most common case experienced by the organizers, automatically both team forfeits the match.
As an added message, they also hinted that the prize money for the champion is the minimum prize that they would provide and their is a greater possibility and chance that the prize could increase in the next succeeding months as the tournament draws near. The organizing team assured that everything is well planned and that there will be more events and prizes that they would provide to all Filipino gamers.