ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 3 has been announced. Four invited teams and four qualified ones will compete to be one of the six teams to lock horns for the $100,000 LAN finals prize pool at Dreamhack Summer 2015, this June. For the non invited teams, the new format consists of 8 Open Qualifiers for the opportunity to compete in one of the 4 Main Qalifiers granting a spot into the League Play and then a chance to compete in the Dreamhack Summer 2015 LAN finals.
The organization has partnered up with Faceit tournament platform, to host the qualifiers and league play which will start on March 28. The new format gives over 100 teams multiple chances to compete in the Open Qualifiers and become one of 16 teams to advance into the Main Qualifiers. The 16 winners will compete in one of the four Main Qualifiers for the chance to be one of the four teams to play in the League against the four invited teams. Top 6 teams at the end of the season will compete in the LAN playoffs held at Dreamhack Summer 2015.
Two Open Qualifiers will be held each week, for four weeks in a row, starting March 28. The top 16 teams will continue to try their luck in one of the four Main Qualifiers.
March 28 – 2 qualifiers, four winners advance to play in Main Qualifier 1 & 2
April 4 – 2 qualifiers, four winners advance to play in Main Qualifier 3 & 4
April 11 – 2 qualifiers, four winners advance to play in Main Qualifier 5 & 6
April 18 – 2 qualifiers, four winners advance to play in Main Qualifier 7 & 8
Four teams will compete in each of the four Main Qualifier events, which will be held April 6 through May 1. Starting May 4, the four winners will take part in the League against each other and the four invited teams.
Main Qualifier 1 – April 6-9, one winner to advance into the League
Main Qualifier 2 – April 14-17, one winner to advance into the League
Main Qualifier 3 – April 20-22, one winner to advance into the League
Main Qualifier 4 – April 28-May 1, one winner to advance into the League
The “League” will be played in a Round Robin Bo2 format, between May 4-21. After the May 23-24 superweekend, six teams will qualify for the LAN playoffs held between June 13-15, in Sweden. The six teams will split $30,000 support budget for travel and LAN expenses.
DreamHack has hosted Dota 2 tournaments since 2011. The tournament is only open to Western teams. Invites and casters have not been announced yet. ESL takes place June 20-21 in Frankfurt Germany and The International 5 qualifiers will be held the last week of May, potentially impacting which teams will be participating.
Sign-ups are now open on faceit.com.