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IM VERY MENTALLY STABLE PERSON
1 dagger and im die
enough for do my power
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YOU 13 MANA BOY
FREE GAME, NO BITCHING
Already 21 Seasons!
It's been a fantastic year for Dota, and it's about to get even better.
September 18th will set us off on a week of top tier international Dota on the new 7.34b patch, accompanied by the Pogchamp Pandas, with a new format and everything to play for.
The last premier Dota event this year before The International begins in Seattle, we're flying 12 of the best teams from around the world into Europe to compete online for a staggering $1,000,000 prize pool.
Teams Info Coming Soon!
Curious about how it works? Check out our explanation on the Dota 2 EPT 'Ranking' page.
We're changing things up!
After taking a look at the schedule, we found a spot in mid-September that would be perfect for a quick DreamLeague season - that also meant we needed to change up our format.
Season 21 will be 7 days long. From 2 group stages with 4 streams, our group stage will be 2 and a half days of 3 streams, before we get into some intense double elimination playoffs action to crown our new champions.
- Two round-robin groups featuring six teams each
- Matches are all played in a two game series
- Two BO1's played consecutively
- 2 teams are eliminated from each bracket, with the final 8 advancing.
- Eight team double elimination bracket
- Four teams start upper bracket, four teams lower
- All matches are best-of-three, except Grand Finals, which is best-of-five
the Prize Pool
- Total - $1,000,000
- 1st - $300,000
- 2nd - $175,000
- 3rd - $120,000
- 4th - $85,000
- 5th - $60,000
- 6th - $55,000
- 7th - $50,000
- 8th - $45,000
- 9th - $30,000
- 10th - $30,000
- 11th - $25,000
- 12th - $25,000
Season 21 Starts In:
Season 21 Starts In:
Due to the short time-frame for us to bring the final two teams to the event, it was no longer possible for us to invite teams outside of Europe because of the visa process that they would have to go through.
Out of the two regions, the next two slots for teams belonged to WEU.
There simply wasn't enough time for the longer format of Seasons 19 & 20, so to fit this Season into the schedule we had to try something different!
We know this new format (like any) will have its unique benefits and drawbacks, and as always we'd love to get your feedback, both on our socials and in our Reddit thread after the event!
With the ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 we want to complement Valve’s DPC ecosystem while supporting the Dota 2 scene and helping it grow.
You can find our Community Streaming Guidelines here.
Although it's something we would have liked to include, there will be no qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 21.
For more information on our EPT Ranking and Invite system, please head to the EPT ‘Ranking’ page
There are no plans currently to have live audiences at DreamLeague events, as they will be entirely online events with teams flown in to various countries in Europe to compete.
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