DreamLeague Season 23 – All Teams That Qualiifed For The Event

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DreamLeague Season 23 – All Teams That Qualiifed For The Event

DreamLeague Season 23 is around a month and a half away, but we already know the teams that will be a part of it. Let’s dive in.

After the end of DreamLeague Season 22, the best Dota 2 teams in the world started preparing for other big events. In the meantime, we expected the most recent Dota 2 update to give us access to the much-waited Crownfall, but this wasn’t the case. Instead, we got Dota 2 7.35d, a small patch that added small buffs and nerfs. 

Besides the new patch, the last couple of weeks were a time when we saw the qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 23. Now that the dust has settled, we finally know the names of all teams that will be part of the tournament.

DreamLeague Season 23 – All Teams That Qualified For The Event

Like other big Dota 2 events, DreamLeague will only include the best in the world. Since the tournament will begin on May 20, there is a lot of time, and we may see changes. However, for now, we know that there will be 12 squads:

  • BetBoom Team
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • Team Falcons
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Tundra Esports
  • Team Liquid
  • Natus Vincere
  • PSG Quest
  • Azure Ray
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • Heroic
  • Aurora

In case you were not aware, 4 of the DreamLeague Season 23 teams were directly invited – BB Team, Xtreme Gaming, Team Falcons, and Gaimin Gladiators. The rest, however, had to play in qualifiers, and the latter were not easy.

Western European Qualifiers

The qualifiers in Western Europe were fierce because there were several big teams that wanted to secure one of the two slots. Fans expected OG and Team Secret to put up a fight, and they did, but the bad news is that their efforts were not enough. The two Dota 2 powerhouses failed to shine, giving Team Liquid and Tundra Esports the two slots.

Interestingly, OG reached the Upper Bracket Final, as well as the Lower Bracket Final, and lost both. 

Eastern Europe Qualifiers

The next region that fans had the chance to watch was Eastern Europe. Unlike WEU, EEU only had 1 slot, so it’s no surprise that the matches were extremely deadly.

Considering all of the teams that took part in the quals, people expected Team Spirit to dominate. The latter won the first match, but it was unable to defeat Natus Vincere and 1win.

Speaking of Natus Vincere, this was a big surprise because the squad qualified for a big event for the first time. It seems like the addition of Yuragi paid off, so it will be interesting to follow the squad’s performance at the tournament.

MENA Qualifiers

The newest Dota 2 region was also not left behind and had a slot for the DreamLeague Season 2023. Even though Team Falcons, the best team there, received an invitation, there were two big names we wanted to follow – Nigma Galaxy and PSG Quest.

Unsurprisingly, both reached the Grand Final, where they participated in an epic 5 game series. In the end, PSG Quest prevailed and stole Nigma’s slot for the tournament.

North America Qualifiers

The North American region hasn’t been that good lately, which is why there was only one slot for this tournament. As expected, there were two big squads here that did everything possible to qualify – nouns and Shopify Rebellion.

Both squads reached the Grand Final when things became very interesting. The teams took part in a 5-game series that gave us access to everything. SR got the lead fairly easily, but the nouns bounced back. In the end, the latter lost the final match, which allowed SR to qualify for the event.

South America Qualifiers

The South American Dota 2 region looks weird right now because there isn’t a “leader” that is doing better than the rest. However, following the qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 23, it seems like HEROIC is the go-to option.

HEROIC did not have problems until it reached the Grand Final vs Estar_Backs. This was another deadly 5-game series, but in the end, HEROIC bounced back in the match and won.

China Qualifiers

The Chinese qualifiers also had only one slot, which was hard to believe, considering all of the top-tier teams. Speaking of the devil, we were interested in following the likes of Team Zero, G2.IG, and PSG.LGD. Some of them performed well, but in the end, Azure Ray was the team that succeeded and won the event.

Azure Ray and Team Zero met in the Grand Final, and similar to other regions, they took part in a 5-game series. Following the back-and-forth action, AR won the match and qualified for the tournament.

Southeast Asia Qualifiers

Finally, we have the Southeast Asian qualifiers, another region that only had one slot for DreamLeague Season 23. A lot of people expected to see Talon Esports or Blacklist International, but neither of them succeeded. Instead, Aurora secured the slot and will join the best in the world.


There is no arguing that DreamLeague Season 23 will be an amazing tournament to follow. There is still a month and a half until it begins, so we can’t give any predictions yet. One thing is certain, however, none of the teams will go down without a fight. 

DreamLeague Season 23 – All Teams That Qualiifed For The Event
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.