WePlay Season 3 confirm Evil Geniuses have been the first team to accept their invitation. It was originally reported that the four invited teams -EG, OG, Virtus.Pro and Team Secret- were unconfirmed at the time. The league returned to Dota 2 after a two year hiatus and features a $200,000 prize pool, four sets and a LAN in Kiev. Four regional qualifiers are being held to give four teams an opportunity to join the four invited teams in the Ukraine for the playoffs. The regional qualifiers are still underway until the end of March.
In January, WePlay League announced their return for season three.
Four regions -Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia and Americas- are currently participating in the 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 for the $200,000 prize pool.
Of the four invited teams -EG is the first to accept their invitation. 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 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
- Power Rangers
- ProDota Gaming
HellRaisers replaced Walrus Punch! when the team disbanded
- Team Liquid
- Samurai Champloo*
- AD FINEM
- No Logic Gaming**
- London Conspiracy
- Wombat Gaming
*Samurai Champloo replaced MamasBoys on February 4th
** No Logic Gaming’s matches were forfeited upon the dissolution of the team
***PRIES replaced Steak Gaming on February 2nd
- TnC Pro Team
- Team Redemption
- Power of Friendship*
- Digital Chaos
- Team Archon
- Elite Wolves
- Enemy GG
*Power of Friendship replaced compLexity Gaming due to scheduling
Evil Geniuses is the first confirmed invite. OG, Team Secret and Virtus.Pro have been reported by the organization on their website as invited, yet remain unconfirmed.
The LAN finals will be held in Kiev, Ukraine at the International Exhibition Hall.
- 4 qualified and 4 directly invited teams will compete
- Double elimination brackets
- Best-of-three format
- Grand Finals best-of-five series
WePlay 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 Season 3 sets
Increase of prize pool can be achieved by buying one of the four cosmetic sets created exclusively for WePlay S3
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.