Dota Pit League Season 5
The Dota Pit League Season 5 is the fifth tournament by Dota Pit. Eight teams compete for the title with six from qualifiers across different regions: two EU teams, one CIS team, one SEA team, one CN team and one NA team; plus another two direct invites.
The initial prize pool of the tournament was $125,000 USD, which was increased through the sale of in-game tickets and cosmetics. As of January 22nd, 2017, the total prize pool was $139,860 USD.
Dota Pit Season 5 consists of open online qualifiers as well as a group stage in which each team plays a double-elimination bracket. The best teams advance into the final LAN playoff where they will join two invited teams and five other qualified teams.
- 8 team double elimination bracket
- Winner's bracket matches are best-of-three
- Loser's bracket matches are best-of-one
- Grand finals are best-of-five
- 1 Wings Gaming were replaced by Elements Pro Gaming due to the schedule conflict between the visa application and their ESL One trip. 
- 2 Newbee were replaced by Invictus Gaming due to the schedule conflict between the visa application and their ESL One trip. 
Data about number of viewers is based on information from Esports Charts:
- The tournament's Overall peak was 666 241 viewers
- The tournament's peak Without Chinese viewers was 204 634 viewers
- English streams peak was 121 858 viewers
- Russian streams peak was 76 853 viewers
- Chinese streams peak was 538 450 viewers
- Twitch.tv peak was 184 664 viewers
- "G2A.COM Dota Pit League Season 5 - Official Tournament Announcement". Dota Pit. 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- "EPG will replace Wings Gaming at Dota Pit Season 5 LAN Finals due to them not being able to acquire the visa in time.". Twitter. 2017-01-04. Retrieved 2017-01-04.
- "DOTAPIT深渊联赛S5 IG将替代NB出国参赛!". PCGAMES. 2016-12-15. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
- Esports Charts (2017-06-07). "Dota Pit League Season 5 detailed stats". esc.watch.