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. 
- "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.