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ESL Announces Dota 2 Teams to Compete in DreamLeague Season 19
Details of participating teams, dates, prize pool and more information have been announced by the ESL FACEIT Group
DreamLeague is back for its first online season of 2023, revamped and ready to feature 16 teams competing from their respective bootcamps in Europe starting April 9. The online events of Season 19 will feature a share of the 1 million dollar prize pool and a chance for the selected 16 to qualify for the Group Stage of Riyadh Masters at Gamers8.
ESL FACEIT Group has announced the list of the selected teams from all over the world who will be participating from different parts of Europe, and the lineup is currently looking stacked.
We have SO many fantastic teams locked in for DreamLeague Season 19! 😱
Who do you think will come out on top and win a slot in the @gamers8gg #RiyadhMasters? 🤔
Remember, you can find out all the details on our new #ESLProTour ranking system here 👇https://t.co/tqyYNDUBw3 pic.twitter.com/3ZjTWkzBLC
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) March 20, 2023
According to sources, the tournaments will commence as soon as the Division 1 leagues of the second tour of Valve's ongoing official Dota Pro Circuit ends, giving a glimpse of what we could be in for at the ESL One Berlin Major 2023.
The Future of Dota 2
DreamLeague Season 19 is the first online tournament of ESL FACEIT’s newly formed circuit ESL Pro Tour, and will run for two weeks. The second of these online tournaments — Season 20 — is slated to take place from June 7-25. Both of these tournaments will lead up to the final event of the ESL Pro Tour, Riyadh Masters, in the eponymous capital of Saudi Arabia later in the year.
Being one of the most competitive LAN events in the Dota 2 scene and right behind the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, Riyadh Masters will feature 20 teams, who will ascend directly from the DreamLeague tournaments.
As of now, the 16 teams confirmed to compete online in DreamLeague Season 19 are as follows:
- Gaimin Gladiators
- Talon Esports
- Tundra Esports
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Spirit
- Team Liquid
- Team Aster
- Shopify Rebellion
Alongside the announcement, the organizers have also laid out their new ESL Pro Tour ranking system which will invite teams directly without having to play through any qualifier rounds.
The events of these online tournaments can be enjoyed via the ESL Dota 2 Youtube channels, DreamLeague’s official Twitch and other official broadcast partners.
Until the tournament kicks off, stay tuned for more Dota 2 content and future updates about live tournaments, recaps and more.