Dreamleague Season 4 announced
The fourth season of the ASUS ROG DreamLeague has just been announced. It will crown the next Dota 2 champion at DreamHack Winter 2015 from 26th to 29th of November and reward the best teams with a 150 000 USD prize pool. The new season will have some similiarties and some changes in comparison to previous seasons. Find out about all the important information below.
It has been some time since the third season of the DreamLeague has been finished but the fourth season and all the details have been revealed yesterday. The first and most important information probably is the $150000 prize pool, which will be split among all teams, so every team will get a piece of the cake. There will be regular broadcasts again, while the playoffs will be held at the DreamHack Winter 2015. Other than that there will be some changes in the format, the teams and the overall schedule.
The new season will see a much needed new format. The league play will be in a round robin bo2 format with all the matches being broadcasted by the DreamHack studios who already took care of the broadcasting during the last season. The best six teams will advance to the playoffs at the DreamHack Winter 2015. Eight teams from the Western Dota 2 scene will be participating in the next season. Seven of those teams will be invited while the last one will be able to qualify through the online qualifier which will be held by FaceIT.
List of teams
- Team Empire
- Vega Squadron
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- The Alliance
- Monkey Business
- Monkey Freedom Fighters
- Winner of the online qualifier
Note: The playoffs will take place once the league play is finished and they will be held offline at the DreamHack Winter once again. Each game will be played on the stage and each player will get his own tournament PC and a practise area so that every player can perform at his absolute best in front of a cheering crowd.
Note: The six teams that will go to the DreamHack Winter 2015 will all receive $5000 each for traveling costs.
Online qualifier information
Date: Friday the 18th and saturday the 19th of September
Max teams: 256
Format: BO1 single elimination. BO3 from RO8. Four invited teams enter the tournament and play the top 4 teams from the open qualifier in a BO3 single elimination bracket.
Requirements: Your own FaceIT account.
Schedule for league play and playoffs
28th of September – Monday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
29th of September – Tuesday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
30th of September – Wednesday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
1st of October – Thursday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
14th of October – Wednesday 18,00 – (2x BO2)
20th of October – Tuesday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
21st of October – Wednesday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
22nd of October – Thursday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
23rd of October – Friday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
24th of October – Saturday 15.00 – (4x BO2)
3rd of November – Tuesday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
4th of November – Wednesday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
5th of November – Thursday 18.00 – (2x BO2)
Playoffs DreamHack Winter 2015
Thursday 26th of November – Schedule TBA
Friday 27th of November – Schedule TBA
Saturday 28th of November – Schedule TBA
Note: All times are CET.