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Fifteen teams headed to DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of Team Secret

The 15 qualified teams for DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major have been determined and only one spot remains open for the winner of WePlay! Bukovel Minor.

Merely four days after the conclusion of MDL Chengdu Major which crowned TNC Predator the champions of the first Major of the DPC 2019-2020 season and two days following a game-changing patch, the next wave of qualifiers began. 

The open qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major and WePlay! Bukovel Minor was played out on the new patch and that meant it was anyone's game. Several of the big teams and veteran players were relegated to the open event due to lack of any DPC points so far to grant them access to the regional qualifiers. PSG.LGD, Nigma esports (ex-Team Liquid), Team Secret were signed up with high expectations of securing their first DPC event. OG's new project, OG seed, were on hand and ready to rumble as was Midone's new stack SEA Monkeys. Unfortunately, some will be sitting another turn out as OG seed, SEA Monkeys and LGD failed to survive the brutal eliminations. To add salt to the wound, their failure to advance to even the closed qualifiers means still no DPC points and another set of open qualifiers awaits them for the next wave. A heavy price to pay for taking a break? Or a fair compensation for their decision?

Either way, after several days of entertaining officials featuring new heroes and potential new metas, the fifteen teams to compete in Germany January at Leipziger Messe January 18-26th have been determined. Nine of the teams will be two-time Major participants so far this year, having already competed at MDL Chengdu Major. Most of the new additions are no surprise to fans. After a disappointing finish at the last event for the CIS region, the regional fans will have two new representatives to cheer for. 

SwedenAlliance

Europe Team Liquid

Europe Team Secret

China Vici Gaming

China Team Aster

China Invictus Gaming

Russia Virtus.pro

Ukraine Na'vi

SouthEastAsia Reality Rift

MalaysiaFnatic

Philippines TNC Predator

United States Evil Geniuses

United States Chaos Esports 

Peru beastcoast

Brazil paiN Gaming

TBD

DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major format

  • Participants:
    • Fifteen Teams from Regional Qualifiers
    • At least two teams from each region
    • One team as the champion of WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020
  • Group Stage: - January 18th-19th
    • Four GSL groups
    • All games are Bo3
    • Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs
    • Bottom two teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the playoffs
  • Playoffs: - January 21st-26th
    • Double elimination bracket
    • Final three days will be in front of a live crowd.
    • First round of the Lower Bracket is Bo1
    • All other games are Bo3
    • Bo5 Grand Finals

DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major Prize Pool and DPC Points

The prize pool for the tournament is $1,000,000 USD and 15000 Pro Circuit Points.

Place $ USD DPC Points
1st $300,000 4,850
2nd $160,000 3,000
3rd $110,000 2,100
4th $80,000 1,350
5th-6th $60,000 900
7th-8th $40,000 450
9th-12th $25,000 150
13th-16th $12,500 100
QUICKPOLL

Are you more excited for this Major than Chengdu?

Yes, new teams, new patch, new Dota
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Nope, it's all the same to me
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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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