DreamLeague Season 13: Group Stage draws to a close

Dota 2 Geoffrey “SophoS” Magdziasz

Title image courtesy of Team Secret

With the conclusion of the Group Stage comes our first glimpse at the playoff bracket. Here’s who reached the top and those with a tough road ahead.

There was a total of 20 series player over the past two day with a whopping 14 of them ending in 2:0 decisions. This would suggest a polarizing difference in the skill level of the teams at the event, but there’s plenty of time to right the ship if you’re a team at the bottom through the Group Stage.

Today’s winners are Nigma esports , Team Secret, Invictus Gaming and Na'vi, all of whom sealed the top spots in their respective groups. Directly behind them were Fnatic, Vici Gaming, Alliance and Evil Geniuses claiming the final slots in the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs.

Those with considerable work ahead of them include TNC Predator, Chaos Esports, Virtus.pro and paiN Gaming. These four teams finished the Group Stage at the bottom of their respective groups. Team Aster, beastcoast, Reality Rift and Team Liquid just missed a chance at the Upper Bracket by dropping the deciding matches but displayed promise within their groups.

No Dota 2 will be played tomorrow in order to give the players a break from action. However, upon their return, there will be a couple of interesting matchups.

The first series will be Evil Geniuses and Nigma, Minor champions. Evil Geniuses struggled in the Group Stage but accomplished just enough to avoid the Lower Bracket. Nigma is riding substantial momentum following a victory at the Minor and now outpacing the other teams in Group A.

The second series will be a civil war between Vici Gaming and Invictus Gaming. Both teams finished second and third at the MDL Chengdu Major, respectively. These are the only Chinese teams in the Upper Bracket which means that number is guaranteed to be cut in half by the end of the first day of the Playoffs.

The Playoffs are scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 21, at 10:30 CET.

DreamLeague Season 13: Leipzig Major Teams

Sweden  Alliance
Europe Team Liquid
Europe Team Secret
China Vici Gaming
China Team Aster
China Invictus Gaming
Russia  Virtus.pro
Ukraine  Na'vi
SouthEastAsia  Reality Rift
Malaysia  Fnatic
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.


Will Nigma continue to ride their momentum?

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Geoffrey “SophoS” Magdziasz
Accounting graduate, Esports enthusiast, aspiring businessman. Follow on Twitter @SophoS_Dota


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