Most teams set for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

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Five regions have determined their representatives for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3. One spot for China still remains

For those that didn't make the cut for the ESL One Los Angeles Major, the battle waged on for a spot at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 and a final shot at landing at the Major. 

SEA will be sending a new (for the season) representative to the DPC event —BOOM ID. The Indonesian squad is no stranger to DPC events, having been present in previous season Minors. Their return to the circuit is overshadowed by the fact that the current leader in the DPC board, TNC Predator were unable to secure a spot at either the Major or Minor. This leads many to question what the rest of the season will hold for the team and what changes might be in store. 

It wasn't just SEA that had a bit of an upset in the results. Europe will be sending Alliance. It isn't that Alliance themselves are such a shock, afterall it is a powerful region with six top tier teams competing for only four slots. It is how they overpowered the favorites, Nigma esports in the FIFTH and final game of the series. An astonishing comeback in the face of megacreeps was the downfall of Nigma who will now be sitting out yet another DPC event. 

The other regions played out mostly as predicted and China is still a few days away from finalizing their representatives. 

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 Teams

CIS Gambit
Russia Forze
United States business associates
United States Fighting Pandas
Indonesia BOOM ID
Brazil NoPing esports
China TBD

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 Format

  • Participants:
    • Eight Teams from Regional Qualifiers
      • Two teams each from CIS and North America
      • One team each from Europe, China, Southeast Asia and South America
  • Group Stage:
    • Two GSL groups
    • All games are Bo3
    • Top two teams advance to the Playoffs
    • Bottom two teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs:
    • Double elimination bracket
    • All games are Bo3
    • Bo5 Grand Finals

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 Prize and DPC point distribution

Place Prize Pool Points
1 $72,000 140*
2 $60,000 120
3 $54,000 110
4 $42,000 90
5-6 $24,000 60
5-6 $24,000 60
7-8 $12,000 40
7-8 $12,000 40

*Since the minor winner also gets to participate in the major, they will only get points for the event in which they placed better (e.g: If they place last in the major, they will only get 140 points for winning the minor. If they place 8th instead, they'd get the 450 points for the major but not the 140 points from the minor)

StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3

Between March 5-8th, eight teams determined via qualifiers will battle it out in Kyiv, Ukraine for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 660 DPC points as well as the highly coveted spot at the ESL One Los Angeles Major taking place in Los Angeles, California March 15-22nd.


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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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