|PRESS RELEASE SUMMARY|
– DreamLeague powered by Intel® returns for its 20th Season on June 11 – 25, boasting a total prize pool of $1,000,000 and the opportunity to qualify for Riyadh Masters
– The two-week online competition will have two Group Stages before the final four teams will battle it out in the Playoffs
– The upcoming season features the best teams on the planet battling against each other to be crowned Champion and take home the top prize of $300,000
– Both Grand Finalists will qualify for Riyadh Masters featuring a $15,000,000 prize pool
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, Cologne/New York – One of the longest running Dota 2 leagues will make its grand return this weekend as DreamLeague powered by Intel® enters its 20th season. Kicking off on June 11th, the two-week online tournament will feature the best teams on the planet battling against each other to claim the coveted title and take home a share of the $1,000,000 total prize pool.
Here is all you need to know about DreamLeague Season 20 powered by Intel®:
DreamLeague Season 20 will take place online from 11th June to 25th June, 2023. The top two teams from DreamLeague Season 20, will qualify for Riyadh Masters at Gamers8 in July, earning the chance to compete for the $15,000,000 prize pool.
DreamLeague Season 20 starts with Group Stage 1 which will see 16 elite Dota 2 teams face off against each other to determine which eight squads will proceed to Group Stage 2. From there, the top four teams will then continue their battle in the double elimination Playoffs bracket.
The two best teams will advance to the Grand Finals to battle for the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 total prize pool and the coveted title.
|Evil Geniuses||Execration||Gaimin Gladiators|
|OG Esports||PSG.LGD||Shopify Rebellion|
|TALON||Team Aster||Team Liquid|
|Team Secret||Team Spirit||TSM|
Schedule and Format
Group Stage 1: 11th – 14th June
- The 16 teams will compete against each other in two separate groups. Through a best-of-two round-robin format, the top four teams from each group will proceed to Group Stage 2.
Group Stage 2: 15th – 23rd June
- The remaining eight teams will compete against each other in one group through a best-of-three round-robin. The top four teams will advance to the Playoffs where the top two of Group Stage 2 will be placed into the upper bracket and the others will be placed into the lower bracket.
Playoffs: 24th – 25th June
- The final four teams will compete in a double elimination bracket where anything can happen in the best-of-three matches. The winner of the upper bracket will proceed to the Grand Finals while the loser will have one final chance in the lower bracket against the winner of the first round of the lower bracket.
Grand Finals: 25th June
- The Grand Finals will feature the top two teams of the competition which will both also qualify for Riyadh Masters hosted at Gamers8. The final match is a best-of-five series at the end of which the winner will be crowned DreamLeague Season 20 Champions and take home the top prize of $300,000.
Commentators and Analysts
- Desk hosts:
- Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
- Neal “Tsunami” Khandheria
- Ted “Pyrion” Forsyth
- Andrew “Jenkins” Jenkins
- Mira “Ephey” Riad
- Alexandra “Sheepsticked” Roberts
- Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann
- Kevin “Purge” Godec
- Brian “BSJ” Canavan
- Clinton “Fear” Loomis
- Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn
- Austin “Cap” Walsh
- Avery “SVG” Silverman
- Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten
- Troels “syndereN” Lyngholt Nielsen
- Mike “MLPDotA” Le Phoenix
- John “johnxfire” Nathan Fernandez
- Owen “ODPixel” Davies
- Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas
- Richie “SeekNStrike” Garcia
- Chan “WinteR” Litt Binn
- Tim “Dktruman” de Lange
- Filipe “Astini” Astini
- David “GoDz” Parker
- Lachlan “Ares” Williams
- Liam “Epidamnos” Gilson
- Adam “343” Erwann Shah bin Akhtar Hussein
- In-Game team:
- Jonathan “JJ” Liebig
- Michelle “gomeasy” Gómez
- Patrik “PTP” Björgell
- Johan “Weppas” Westberg
|9th – 10th||$25,000|
|11th – 12th||$20,000|
|13th – 14th||$15,000|
|15th – 16th||$10,000|
Where to watch:
DreamLeague Season 20 will be streamed live on the DreamLeague Twitch and the ESL Dota 2 YouTube channels, and via dedicated broadcast partners from 11th June to 25th June. For more information about DreamLeague Season 20, check out the official website, and follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. For more general information, visit eslfaceitgroup.com, and follow ESL FACEIT Group on LinkedIn.
About ESL FACEIT Group
ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the leading esports and video game entertainment company dedicated to creating worlds beyond gameplay where players and fans become community. EFG is built on a legacy of world-renowned brands including ESL, FACEIT, DreamHack and DreamHack Sports Games, providing innovative ecosystems for global communities of players, fans and creators around the games they love. Working alongside leading partners, brands and global IPs, EFG operates an unmatched portfolio of live events, digital platforms and developer tools that reach and engage millions of gamers worldwide. For more information visit www.eslfaceitgroup.com.
ESL creates a world where everybody can be somebody. For more than two decades, we have been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation globally across the most popular video games, creating a comprehensive ecosystem with opportunities for players to go from zero to hero and for fans to witness the best stories esports has to offer. The ESL portfolio consists of high-profile products such as the ESL Pro Tour, Intel® Extreme Masters, the Snapdragon Pro Series, and many more, ranging from grassroots to global elite competitions. ESL is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.
About DreamLeague Founded by DreamHack in 2013, DreamLeague is one of the oldest Dota 2 brands and features the best teams from around the globe. The league is among the longest running Dota 2 leagues, celebrating its 20th season this year. Since 2023, DreamLeague is hosted online as part of the ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 and has millions of US dollars in prize money up for grabs every year (https://pro.eslgaming.com/dreamleague/).