The DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs held at Dreamhack Summer, in Jönköping, Sweden, will begin tomorrow, on June 13, and will run until June 15. Six teams – Virtus.Pro, Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Na’Vi, Burden United and Basically Unknown, will compete for the $147,556 prize pool.
After a long season with four open qualifiers, four main qualifiers, weeks of League play and a Super Weekend to determine the six teams that would be attending the DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs, the moment has finally arrived.
However, for some teams, that moment is bitter. Team Empire was one of the four teams (Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Empire and Natus Vincere) invited directly to the online League phase. They tied for the first place with Virtus.Pro. Unfortunately, they were forced to withdraw from the competition, due to visa issues. Vega Squadron were next in line to attend. As Vega were left with too little time to secure their visas and will be unable to attend the event, Basically Unknown will take Empire’s spot and compete in the event despite having finished last in the League phase and recently disbanding.
Alliance will be bumped up to the LAN playoffs Upper Brackets, where they will join Virtus.Pro, while Basically Unknown will be seeded into the Lower Brackets.
DreamLeague Season 3 LAN finals attending teams
Ninjas in Pyjamas
DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs brackets
Dreamhack Summer DreamLeague LAN finals schedule
- 13:30 – Preshow
- 14:00 – Match A – Burden United vs. Basically Unknown – BO1
- 15:15 – Match B – Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Natus Vincere – BO1
- 16:30 – Match C – Winner of Match A&B – BO3
- 19:00 – Match D – Loser of Match A&B – BO3
- 21:30 – Match E – Loser of Match C vs Winner of Match D – BO3
- 13:30 – Preshow
- 14:00 – Match F – Alliance vs. Winner of Match E – BO3
- 16:30 – Match G – Virtus.Pro vs. Winner of Match C – BO3
- 19:00 – Match H – Loser of Match F&G – BO3
- 21:30 – Match I – Winner of Match F&G – BO3
- 13:30 – Preshow
- 14:00 – Match J – Winner of Match H vs Loser of Match I – BO3
- 18:30 – Grand Final – Winner of Match I&J – BO3
DreamLeague LAN finals talent and streams
Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden – Host
Shane “Shaneomad” Clarke – Co-host
Andy “Draskyl” Stiles – Commentator
Owen “ODpixel” Davies – Commentator
Troels “SyndereN” Nielsen – Commentator
David “Luminous” Zhang – Commentator
Jess Brohard – Reporter
English broadcast will be provided on DreamLeague’s Twitch channel:
Watch live video from the DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs and finals!
DreamLeague Season 3 prize pool distribution
The “League” was played between May 4-21. After the May 23-24 super-weekend, six teams qualified for the LAN playoffs being held between June 13-15, in Sweden. The total prize pool has reached $147,556. Teams will split a $30,000 budget for travel expenses.
1st place: $53,954
2nd place: $31,977
3rd place: $19,477
4th place: $12,151
5th place: $9,651
6th place: $9,651
7th place: $5,326 – Vega Squadron
8th place: $0 – Team Empire*
*According to the announcement made on the Dreamhack website:
Team Empire have had to cancel their participation, even though the reason was VISA this was notified very late to the DreamHack administration and therefore Team Empire will not be entitled to any prize which is instead distributed to the other 7 teams in the League.
Virtus.Pro topped the online League phase with nine wins and nine points. They were the first team to qualify for the League, on April 9, after they had shut down Goomba Gaming in the first round and pushed past Hell Raisers in the second round, to face Burden United in the qualifier finals.
The CIS team received a direct invite to The International 5, they swept through Alliance in the ASUS Play it Cool event in May, was the second team to grab a spot for the upcoming ESL One Frankfurt LAN playoffs. The team recently competed in the MLG Pro League Championships at X-Games in Austin, Texas but were eliminated by the newly branded Fnatic.
Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev, Sergey “God” Bragin, Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria, Artem “fng” Barshak, Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk
Alliance attended the i-League finals in China, at the end of May, and were eliminated by Fnatic (then known as Team Malaysia), 2:1, in the Lower Brackets.
They were also eliminated from the TI5 European Qualifiers, coming up tied with Burden United for the last place in their group.
The Swedish team recently grabbed second place at the MLG Pro League Championships at X-Games in Austin, Texas after being bested by NiP, 1:2, in the grand finals. It was their first grand finals appearance in one year.
Per Anders “Pajkatt” Olsson, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, Joakim “Akke” Akterhall, Sébastien “7ckingMad” Debs, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg
Burden United pushed through the second main qualifiers for the ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 3, eliminating Basically Unknown in the finals, 2:1, after having been knocked out by Virtus.Pro in the first qualifiers.
Burden United’s presence in the European tournaments has been strong. They competed in several recent tournaments including the Yard Festival, FirstGameTV Dota 2 Cup and Game Show Invitational. The team won Hitbox EU Championship only weeks after being formed, and placed third in the D2CL Season 5 LAN finals.
Burden United recently participated in the TI5 Europe qualifiers but were eliminated in the group phase, after placing last in their group, with no wins.
Weh Sing “SingSing” Yuen, Selim “Neqroman” Oynar, Titouan “Paris” Merloz, Alexandru “ComeWithMe” Crăciunescu, Johan “Mynuts” Andersson
Ninjas in Pyjamas
NiP did well in the TI5 European Qualifiers, finishing second in their group and advancing into the Lower Brackets of the playoffs. Vega eliminated them, 2:1, in the Lower Brackets.
The team recently won their first LAN tournament, claiming the championship title at MLG Pro League, at X-Games. They won the championship’s gold medal and the $66,899 prize money.
Adrian “Era” Kryeziu, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin, Jonas “joanssomfan” Lindholm, Simon “Handsken” Haag, Elias “Sealkid” Merta
Recent TI5 European Qualifiers winners, Na’Vi were invited directly to the online League phase. They managed to qualify for the DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs from the 6th place in the group, with seven wins, seven losses and seven points.
Na’Vi were invited to the MarsTV Dota 2 League main event about one week prior to gaining their spot for The International 5. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Natus Vincere’s captain, Ivan “ArtStyle” Antonov, was unable to make the trip to the MarsTV Dota 2 League, in Shanghai, China and the team played with a stand-in player from Chinese team Energy Pacemakers. Na’Vi were eliminated early in the group stage, with a 0-4 score.
Ivan “ArtStyle” Antonov, Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov, , Daniil “Dendi” Ishutin, Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich, Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev
Basically Unknown qualified for DreamLeague’s League phase after winning the Third Main Qualifier, on April 23. Although the finals had many issues with what seemed to be DDoS attacks, long pauses, and player replacements, the series finally concluded well into the night with Basically Unknown emerging as victors over 4 Clovers & Lepricon. They placed last in the League phase, with 3 wins, 11 losses and 3 points.
The squad announced their disbandment a week ago. However, they have decided to make the trip to Sweden, to take Team Empire’s spot in the DreamLeague LAN finals, as the Russian team was unable to secure their visas in time and neither were the initial replacements, Vega Squadron.
Despite the reunion for the DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs and finals at Dreamhack Summer, it was made clear by Ar1sE in a recent interview with DotaBlast that there were no possibilities of the team reforming after the event.
Since the beginning of 2015, Basically Unknown managed to win several minor tournaments, including Bridon Open Cup, GIGABYTE Challenge #13, and MSI Dragon Battle #4 and #5. The team has recently played the Yard G2A Fest semifinals, Game Show Invitational Lower Bracket finals and participated in The Mountain Trail Challenge.
They recently competed in the TI5 Open Qualifiers but were faced with some unfortunate circumstances, as Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi experienced connection issues. Without being able to use a stand-in during the tournament series, the team opted to play 4 vs. 5 in their first round, Round of 64, against 1G1D and lost the match resulting in an early elimination.
Nikolay “Stomanen1” Kalchev, Petur “Pure Evil!” Petrov, Nikolay “Nikobaby” Nikolov, Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi, Nikos “ReaLaxXx” Kiazolis
DreamLeague LAN finals at Dreamhack Summer
The DreamLeague Season 3 LAN playoffs and finals will take place between June 13-16, at Dreamhack Summer, in Jönköping, Sweden. In-game tickets are available for $2.99. The in-game ticket comes with a Treasure of the Dreamer’s Flame, containing Sizzling Charge, Vindictive Protector and Splintering Awe. 25.0% of the proceeds of each sale contributes to the tournament prize pool. As of June 11, the total prize pool has reached $147,556. LAN tickets are available for prices ranging from $119 to $143.
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