DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major group stage in full swing

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

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DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major group stage is halfway over as teams vie for top bracket seeding. 

The second Major of the DPC 2019-2020 season has already begun with one full day of groups being played out. All sixteen teams have had a chance to flex their competitive muscles in the opening matches. 

Some of the biggest surprises of the day included Game 3 between Nigma esports and TNC Predator where the Europeans absolutely shellacked TNC 25:1 in just 23 minutes. The MDL Chengdu Major champions looked lost and dismal and will now need to win against Team Aster in hopes of an upper bracket seed. 

Na'vi overpowered Evil Geniuses 2:1, surprising fans in both NA and CIS. Despite an Abed Meepo in the deciding game, EG were not able to secure a win Na'Vi swiping the lead from them 33 minutes in and charging to the victory. 

beastcoastAlliance and Fnatic all swept through their opponents with a clean 2:0 victory to start the event out with a bang. 

No one will be eliminated in the groups with the top two teams going into the upper brackets and the bottom two teams heading into the unforgiving best-of-one elimination series of the lower brackets. 

The action will continue on Sunday, January 19th at 13:30 CET with Winner's Match for each group. 

DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major Teams

Europe Team Liquid
Europe Team Secret
China Vici Gaming
China Team Aster
China Invictus Gaming
Russia Virtus.pro
Ukraine Na'vi
SouthEastAsia Reality Rift
Philippines TNC Predator
United States Evil Geniuses
United States Chaos Esports 
Peru beastcoast
Brazil paiN Gaming
Europe Nigma esports 

DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major Groups

DreamLeague Season 13 Leipzig Major group stage 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

DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major

Between January 18-26th, 16 teams —15 determined via qualifiers and the champions from We!Play Bukovel Minor 2020 will battle it out at Leipziger Messe, Germany for the lion's share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.


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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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