Presenting DreamLeague season 5
DreamHack and Monster Energy are happy to announce DreamLeague season 5. The league will see a new format and small updates to the talent lineup.
Founded in the fall of 2013 DreamLeague is one of the longest running Dota 2 leagues in the world and only the very best teams have been able to call themselves DreamLeague champions. We are happy to have the reigning DreamLeague champions from Season 4, OG, returning to defend their title. No team has become double DreamLeague Champions.
DreamLeague will continue with weekly programming of great Dota 2 matches and will continue with the fantastic DreamLeague spirit to make sure all Dota 2 fans around the world have high quality Dota 2 broadcasts to tune in to on a regular weekly basis.
“Dota 2 is more competitive than ever before and we are happy that some of the best teams in the World are participating this Season alongside up and coming teams. We are excited to host the playoffs at the Monster Energy DreamHack Studios in May which gives us the best possibility to host a great competition and broadcast. A unique experience for everyone involved and a treat for all fans at home.” —Michael Fuxborg, project manager.
The biggest change to the format of the league is that during league play each game awards the winning team with $1,000! With $100,000 up for grabs in the playoffs, DreamLeague Season 5 will have a $156,000 prizepool! Eight of the best western teams will fight for the three spots in the playoff where they will join the reigning DreamLeague champions, OG.
Can N0tail and OG repeat their dominant victory of season 4?
League start: Monday March 21st. Full schedule to be announced.
Playoff spots: 3
Format: Round robin Bo2 one point per game.
Prize pool: $56,000 – each game in league play awards $1,000 to the winner.
Dates: 21st and 22nd of May
Location: Monster Energy DreamHack Studios, Stockholm Sweden.
Format: Double elimination Bo3 bracket.
Grand Final: Bo5
Prize money: $100,000
Travel support: $3,000 per team
Invited to the playoffs
Invited to the league
Through the years DreamLeague have created its own very unique style when it comes to talent and we take great pride in this.
For season 5 we are very happy to be able to have Sheever return as the main host alongside dynamic casting duo Draskyl and ODPixel.
New to the team is no other than SirActionSlacks who will take a permanent spot on the panel.
In addition this season DreamLeague will put even more focus on bringing exciting guests to the broadcasts each week.
Jorien “Sheever” Van der Heijden – Host
Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner – Co-host
Owen “ODPixel” Davies – Caster
Andy “Draskyl” Stiles – Caster
League play will start on Monday the 21st of March and conclude on Thursday 21st of April.
Full schedule, complete with matches for the 14 days of league play, will be published as soon as possible.
The playoffs will be played on May 21st and 22nd.
Teams that qualify for the playoffs will be offered the chance to stay in Stockholm the week after the DreamLeague playoffs to practice before the Manila Major.
DreamLeague will provide the teams with accommodation, a place to practice and the help the teams need to have a fun and productive week in Stockholm.