After two months of qualifiers, the fourth and final main qualifier has concluded, revealing Vega Squadron as the last team to join DreamLeague Season 3, starting May 4.
Vega Squadron defeated Team Tinker, 2:1, earning the right to compete in the league for the chance to be one of the six teams to battle for the $100,000 prize pool at the LAN playoffs in June.
Congratulations to @VegaSquadron who beats Team Tinker in the Qualifier 4 finals and goes trough to the League Play! #dreamleague
— ASUS ROG DreamLeague (@DHDreamLeague) May 1, 2015
Vega Squadron came into the qualifiers ready to showcase their new roster, which had been officially announced less than one week ago. The newly reformed team had bested GameOnLine, 2:1, in the first round and defeated Yellow Submarine, 2:0, in the second one. From there on, Vega would face Team Tinker who had been eliminated in the the Main Qualifier #3 by 4clovers and Lepricon, in the second round.
On April 25, Alexey “Solo” Berezin and Andrey “Mag~” Chipenko joined Vega Squadron to complete their roster, after recent instability and some lackluster performances. The league will give Vega a chance to show their improvements and rise again to first place positions.
Vega Squadron Roster
Semen “Cema” Krivulya
Pavel “9pashaebashu” Khvastunov
Vladimir “no[o]ne” Minenko
Andrey “Mag” Chipenko
Aleksey “Solo” Berezin
DreamLeague Season 3 previously qualified teams
Virtus.Pro was the first team to qualify for the league, when they defeated Burden United, on April 9. Not to be overlooked, Burden United came back in the second main qualifiers, on April 18, claiming victory over Basically Unknown. Following suit, Basically Unknown would return for the third main qualifiers and prevail over 4clovers and Lepricon, securing their place in the league.
DreamLeague Season 3 invited teams
The four invited teams are Na’Vi, Team Empire, Ninjas in Pyjamas and The Alliance. All four of these teams have shown strong performances recently, setting the stage for what should prove to be very close and exciting matches, as the eight teams will fight to earn their spot at the LAN.
DreamLeague Season 3
On March 19, the new format was announced to include four invited teams and four qualified teams to compete in 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 and compete for the $100,000 prize pool. The six teams will split $30,000 support budget for travel and LAN expenses.
Owen “ODPixel” Davis and Andy “Draskyl” Stiles will be casting the season, alongside hosts Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden and Shane “Shaneomad” Clarke. The group has been casting since the first main qualifiers on April 8.
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