DreamLeague Season 6 Finals kicks off later this morning. The last LAN tournament before Boston Major will be held at DreamHack Winter – November 25 -26th, in Jönköping, Sweden. Although none of the four teams will be participating in the first Major of the new Dota 2 year, the action is expected to heat up the frigid temperatures in Sweden. A prize-pool of $185,000 is up for grabs for the four participating teams – Imperial Gaming, Escape Gaming, Team Liquid and Alliance.
Winter is here, along with the DreamLeague Season 6 Finals in Sweden.
Over the course of the next two days, four teams – Imperial Gaming Escape Gaming, Team Liquid and Alliance will look to claim one final championship title at a LAN in the fall season.
Both Escape Gaming and Team Liquid will be playing with an adjusted roster after undergoing some changes in line-up mid season. Escape Gaming fans are chomping at the bit to see the return of Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen to competitive play – and alongside former teammate Adrian “Era” Kryeziu for that matter. Team Liquid’s followers are in for a treat with the addition of Maroun “GH” Merhej to the lineup – bringing the team three 9k mmr players to the plate.
Local favorites – Alliance are expected to be the crowd favorite, while none can deny the dominance and winning streak of the formidable Danish squad – Imperial Gaming.
The first match will start at 11:00 CET between Escape Gaming and Alliance.
DreamLeague Season 6 Finals
- Dates: November 25th-26th
- Teams: 4 – Imperial, Alliance, Team Liquid, Escape Gaming
- Location: DreamHack Winter – Jönköping, Sweden
- Format: Double Elimination Bo3 brackets
- Grand Finals: Bo5
- Prize-pool: $185,000
DreamLeague Season 6 Finals – Brackets
DreamLeague Season 6 Finals – Schedule
Friday, November 25th
- 11:00 CET: ESC vs Alliance
- 14:00 CET: Imperial vs Liquid
- 17:00 CET: Upper Bracket Final
- 20:00 CET: Lower Bracket Semifinal
Saturday, November 26th
- 12:00 CET: Lower Bracket Final
- 16:00 CET: Grand Final
DreamLeague Season 6 Finals – Streams
- Russian Stream HERE
- Chinese Stream HERE
- Spanish Stream HERE
- German Stream HERE
- Polish Stream HERE
- Swedish Stream HERE
- Korean Stream HERE
- Turkish Stream HERE
- French Stream HERE
Coming to a living room, or possibly a DreamHack Winter stage, near you is a collection of your favorite DreamLeague casters, new and old. The returning cast will almost all be familiar faces from the regular season, with the addition of Anneedroid who will be joining the fray for the first time!
- Jorien ‘Sheever’ van der Heijden
- Jake ‘SirActionSlacks’ Kanner
- David ‘GoDz’ Parker
- Owen ‘ODPixel’ Davies
- Ioannis ‘Fogged’ Loucas
- Annie ‘Anneedroid’ LeClair
DreamLeague Season 6 Finals – teams
The Imperial members have been playing together under the “Danish Bears” tag since August 2015, with the exception Jon “13abyKnight” Andersen who replaced Jure “Pingvincek” Plešej in June. Towards the end of June, they were signed by Imperial.
The Danish squad has had a very strong presence in the regional scene, participating in almost every minor tournament and qualifier. They have typically been able to place in the first three positions. Recently, they have been a formidable enemy, seizing championship titles left and right.
The team managed to win the WESG Global EU LAN finals and will be heading to China in January to represent Denmark. They have also been on fire lately, taking the championship titles in virtually every minor tournament they have been participating in during the last two months.
Danish Bears/Imperial roster:
Marcus “Ace” Hoelgaard
Jon “13abyKnight” Andersen
Mikki “HesteJoe-Rotten” Junget
Danny “Noia” Junget
Christopher “Ryze” Winther
At the end of August, Alliance officially announced the departure of Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg and Joakim “Akke” Akterhall.
Joakim “Akke” Akterhall and Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg will be remaining with the organization in other capacities. Akke has joined the “Alliance talent”, as the organization will be expanding into Hearthstone and Super Smash Bros Melee. AdmiralBulldog’s role has not yet been specified.
The Alliance new roster remained entirely Swedish, as Jonathan “Loda” Berg and Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist picked up Simon “Handsken” Haag, Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm and Linus “Limmp” Blomdin.
Jonathan “Loda” Berg
Linus “Limmp” Blomdin
Jonas “jonassomfan” Lindholm
Simon “Handsken” Haag
Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist
Team Liquid’s new roster was announced to include Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi and Kanishka Sam “BuLba” Sosale.
The following day, in a very candid and personal explanation, Adrian “FATA-” Trinks revealed that he was taking a break from competitive gaming and had left Team Liquid.
The team failed to qualify for Boston Major and BuLba quietly parted ways with the team shortly after. Since then Maroun “GH” Merhej from e-Lab has been standing in with the team.
Team Liquid roster:
Kuro “Kuroky” Salehi Takhasomi
Amer “Miracle-“ Al-Barkawi
Maroun “GH” Merhej (standin)
Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen
Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov
The European mix made its debut performance in the EPICENTER Moscow EU qualifiers, with Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg on board. zai was unable to fully return to competitive gaming at that time, due to school commitments. Instead, the team picked up Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann, an addition that seems to have played perfectly into the mix.
The squad defeated Power Rangers in the EPICENTER Moscow EU qualifier, 3:1, and ultimately finished the wild card series in third place, ending their run before the main event.
Since then, they have maintained a solid presence in the European scene, seizing the wild card spot for TI6 and advancing into the main event, where they eventually placed 13th-16th.
The team initially made no roster changes this season, however after failing to qualify for the Boston Major, Maurice “KheZu” Gutmann replaced Lee “Forev” Sang-don on Team Secret – leaving the team earlier this month.
Finish player Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen has been standing in for the team since.
Escape Gaming roster:
Adrian “Era” Kryeziu
Max “qojqva” Bröcker
Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen (stand-in)
Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat
Troels “syndereN” Nielsen