Season 9 is coming!

CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 9 set to debut in February 2018 featuring $300,000 Prize Pool!

After an explosive finals at DreamHack Winter saw Team Secret take first place in Season 8, today we are excited to release that DreamLeague will return for 2018, and Season 9 will be included as part of the Valve sponsored Dota 2 Pro Circuit with a $300,000 prize pool! On top of announcing Season 9, we are also super hyped to announce that Team Secret are the first of the two invited teams who will go straight into the LAN finals!

We’re tremendously excited to be partnering with CORSAIR who will be title sponsor of DreamLeague for 2018 and 2019! CORSAIR will be working with us together with DreamHack as official peripheral and chair provider. CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 9 will feature global qualification, with qualifiers happening in China, SEA, CIS, NA, SA and of course EU regions. The live finals will take place as a 5 day event at the Monster Energy DreamHack studios.

Qualification

Invites: 2 direct invites to LAN finals, based off Dota 2 Pro Circuit standings
Online Qualifiers: 1 slot per region – EU, NA, CIS, SEA, CN, SA

Format

Open Qualifiers
  • Fully open signups
  • Single elimination
  • Semifinals and Finals Bo3
Closed Qualifiers
  • 3 invitations
  • 1 team from open qualifiers
  • Double Elimination
LAN Finals
  • Format TBA
  • All matches Bo3 and Bo5 Grand Finals

Team Secret

Team Secret at the first invited team and will directly go straight into the LAN finals in March.

Ace
MidOne
Fata
YapzOr
Puppey

Schedule

  • January 13 – 14th – Open Qualifiers
  • February 13 – 14th – SEA Closed Qualifiers
  • February 15 – 16th – SA Closed Qualifiers
  • February 17 – 18th – NA Closed Qualifiers
  • February 27 – 28th – CN Closed Qualifiers
  • March 1 – 2nd – CIS Closed Qualifiers
  • March 3 – 4th – EU Closed Qualifiers
  • March 21 – 25th – LIVE FINALS at the Monster Energy DreamHack Studios

Prize Pool Breakdown

Total: $300,000
1st – $125,000 + 150 DPC
2nd – $70,000 + 90 DPC
3rd/4th – $30,000 + 30 DPC
3rd/4th – $30,000 + 30 DPC
5/6th – $15,000
5/6th – $15,000
7/8th – $7,500
7/8th – $7,500

For more information about CORSAIR DreamLeague, be sure to stay tuned to @DreamHackDota2 on Twitter and Facebook, and bookmark dreamleague.dreamhack.com! More details regarding broadcasts, qualifier signups and much more will be shared soon!

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