DreamLeague Season 4 will award $150,000 cash prizes, with the LAN playoffs and finals to be conducted at DreamHack Winter, between November 26-29. This season’s format will be different from season 3 and will feature seven invited teams and only one qualified team. The event will kick off on September 18th with the open qualifier to determine the last team. The League will begin on September 28th and continue through November 5th.
— ASUS ROG DreamLeague (@DHDreamLeague) September 11, 2015
DreamLeague announced Season 4 will begin in only one week, with a “fresh new format”. The tournament will kick off with one open qualifier. Four teams from the open qualifier will advance to compete for the last spot against four invited qualifier teams. The one victor will join the seven directly invited teams in the League play. The top six teams will then battle it out at the DreamHack Winter LAN, for the $150,000 prize pool.
Among the invited teams will be reigning champions, Virtus.Pro, which defeated Na’Vi in the Grand Finals of DreamLeague Season 3. Vega Squadron and Team Empire will also be joining the league in hopes to overthrow their CIS rivals. Newer teams such as Monkey Business and Monkey Freedom Fighters will show their potential, while Swedish favorites, Alliance and NiP, will be returning.
DreamLeague Season 4 Open Qualifier
The open online qualifier will be hosted by FaceIT. One team will emerge as the sole team to join the ranks of the invited teams in the League.
- 256 teams are able to register
- Best-of-one single elimination bracket scheduled to take place Friday, September 18th
- The remaining eight teams will continue to compete on Saturday, September 19th in a Best-of-three format
- Four winners will then each play one of four invited qualifier teams
- The four qualified and four invited teams will compete in a Best-of-three, single elimination series
- The one team standing at the end will receive the final spot in DreamLeague season 4
DreamLeague Season 4 League Play
Eight teams will play in a round robin Best-of-two format. The top six teams from the league play will move on to the playoff at DreamHack Winter 2015.
DreamLeague Season 4 teams
DreamLeague Season 4 schedule
DreamLeague Season 4 play schedule
- 28th of September – Monday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 29th of September – Tuesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 30th of September – Wednesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 1st of October – Thursday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 14th of October – Wednesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 20th of October – Tuesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 21st of October – Wednesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 22nd of October – Thursday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 23rd of October – Friday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 24th of October – Saturday, 15:00 CEST – (4x BO2)
- 3rd of November – Tuesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 4th of November – Wednesday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
- 5th of November – Thursday, 18:00 CEST – (2x BO2)
DreamLeague Season 4 Playoff Schedule at DreamHack Winter 2015
- Thursday, 26th of November – Schedule TBA
- Friday, 27th of November – Schedule TBA
- Saturday, 28th of November – Schedule TBA
DreamLeague Season 4 prize pool
- 1st place – $55,000
- 2nd place – $30,000
- 3rd place – $20,000
- 4th place – $15,000
- 5th place – $12,000
- 6th place – $10,000
- 7th place – $5,000
- 8th place – $3,000
The six teams that qualify for the playoffs at DreamHack Winter will receive $5,000 each in travel support.