WePlay League returns to Dota 2 after a two year hiatus. This time, it brings along a $200,000 prize pool, four sets and a LAN in Kiev. Four regional qualifiers will be held to give four teams an opportunity to join the four invited teams in the Ukraine for the playoffs May 6-8th.
Do you want more our games? We are invited to WePlay League S3 with 200.000$ prize pool! pic.twitter.com/lbs6ID57Y7
— Team Spirit (@Team__Spirit) January 17, 2016
WePlay League announced their return for season 3 starting soon.
Four regions -Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia and Americas- will host group phase qualifiers. The group qualifiers will take place between January, 18th – March, 31st.
One team from each region will advance to compete in the LAN playoffs set to be held in Kiev, Ukraine May 6-8th for the $200,000 prize pool.
The four invited teams -EG, OG, Virtus.Pro and Team Secret- are unconfirmed yet.
Season 2 was held in 2013 with Na’Vi being crowned the champions after besting Alliance 3:2. The CIS team walked away with the $25,000 first place prize.
WePlay League Season 3 format
- The series will take place January, 18th – March, 31st
- There will be 4 regional qualifiers with 8 invited participants each
- Double round robin format
- Best-of-one series
- One team from each region will advance to the LAN playoffs
- Team Empire
- Vega Squadron
- Team Spirit
- Walrus Punch
- Power Rangers
- ProDota Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Mamas Boys
- AD FINEM
- No Logic Gaming
- London Conspiracy
- Wombat Gaming
- STEAK Gaming
- TnC Pro Team
- Team Redemption
- Digital Chaos
- Team Archon
- Elite Wolves
- Enemy GG
Evil Geniuses, OG, Team Secret and Virtus.Pro have been invited, yet remain unconfirmed.
The LAN finals will be held in Kiev, Ukraine at the International Exhibition Hall between May 6-8th.
- 4 qualified and 4 directly invited teams will compete
- Double elimination brackets
- Best-of-three format
- Grand Finals best-of-five series
WePlay League Season 3 prize pool distribution:
The prize pool can be increased by cosmetic set and ticket sales. The share is 10% of total sales; the share of ticket sales is 20% of total.
***Teams, including manager, will also receive:
- a paid flight and other travel expenses
- a hotel ranked at least 4stars
- meals 3 times/day
- a practice area with 5 PCs per team
- a private players lounge
WePlay League Season 3 sets
Increase of prize pool can be achieved by buying one of the four cosmetic sets created exclusively for WePlay S3
Magnus set details
Sand King set details
Huskar set details
Riki set details
WePlay League Season 3 broadcast
The event coverage will be provided by in at least three different languages.
WePlay.TV in Russian, joinDOTA in English, MarsTV in Chinese and partners of WePlay.TV. Partners may be casting in various other languages.
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