Esportal have revealed the brackets for their Dota 2 League finals, which will take place between June 25-July 5, seven months after HellRaisers won the first qualifiers, in November. Eight teams will compete in the online finals for a $64,000 prize pool.
— Esportal (@esportalcom) June 18, 2015
Over the course of seven months, eight teams have qualified through either invitational qualifiers or open qualifiers. The finals were originally scheduled to be played in a LAN setting. The event was intended to take place offline, in April, but was delayed due to scheduling difficulties.
HellRaisers, who has recently been reduced to three players, secured the first open qualifier spot, while Vega Squadron grabbed the last open qualifier slot available. The finals will take place between June 25-July 5.
Esportal Dota 2 League qualified teams
- HellRaisers (Open 1) November
- Team Empire (Invite 1) December
- mYinsanity (Open 2) January
- Virtus.Pro (Invite 2) February
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Invite 3) March
- 4 Clovers & Lepricon (Open 3) April
- 4 Anchors and Sea Captain(Invite 4) May
- Vega Squadron(Open 4) May
Esportal Dota 2 League group stage
The format will be a double elimination group stage. The top two teams of each group will advance to the double elimination finals.
Group A will begin on June 25th and conclude on June 30th.
Group B will begin on June 26th and conclude on June 30th. Top two teams will advance into the playoffs.
Esportal Dota 2 League playoffs
The last phase of the tournament will take place between July 2-5, featuring the top two teams from both groups. All matches will be best-of-three series, except for the Grand Finals, which will be best-of-five.
Esportal Dota 2 League prize pool
- 1st place: $32,000
- 2nd place: $16,000
- 3rd place: $4,800
- 4th place: $4,800
- 5th place: $1,600
- 6th place: $1,600
Esportal Dota 2 League casting team
David “GoDz” Parker, David “LD” Gorman and Ben “Merlini” Wu have been in charge of broadcasting the qualifiers and will continue to cast the group stage, playoffs and grand finals. The event will be casted on the Esportal dedicated channel on TwitchTV.