DreamLeague S11 Stockholm Major Teams, Predictions & Format
Posted 14th March 2019 By: Derpina    291 Views
Esports News – One of the most-awaited DPC events this season kicks off today. The DreamLeague Season 11 Stockholm Major takes off on March 14, and looks to crown its new champion on March 24. Read on below to get the gist of what you need to know about the Dota 2 tournament:
The new wave of DPC 2019 season is here, and we’re now halfway through the mark. With the Stockholm Major acting out as the third Major, teams are more aggressive than ever to accumulate the needed DPC points for The International 2019. Sixteen Dota 2 teams will be competing for the biggest share of the $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points. They are divided into 4 groups in the Group Stage:
- Team Secret – Europe
- Team Liquid – Europe
- J. Storm – North America
- Keen Gaming – China
- PSG.LGD – China
- Fnatic – Southeast Asia
- Ninjas in Pyjamas – CIS
- Infamous – South America
- Virtus. Pro – CIS
- EHOME – China
- Mineski – Southeast Asia
- Forward Gaming – North America
- Evil Geniuses – North America
- Vici Gaming – Starladder ImbaTV Minor
- Chaos E.C. – South America
- Natus Vincere – Europe
The prospective champions many analysts and esports enthusiasts are raving about have a serious shot at winning the Stockholm Major. The lineup of teams is composed of the best of the best.
After TI8 and half of the DPC 2018-19 events, Team Secret is already the number one team dominating the rankings. Their recent wins at the Chongqing major and ESL One Katowice are enough proof that they can once again work with their magic on the upcoming tournament. Following their position is Team Liquid. Although the team had a disappointing run after their recent Major performances, their appearance at MegaFon Winter Clash and MDL Macau showed the team’s dormant potentials. Last on the top-tier list is Virtus Pro, the third placer in MDL Macau. The team’s participation at the MegaFon Winter Clash gave the viewers a glimpse of what they can do given proper balance and execution. They’ve finished top 2 at the event, upsetting some of the heavy favorites.
Format and schedule
Group Stage – March 14th – March 15th, 2019
16 teams divided into four groups of four teams each will complete in a GSL double-elimination format.
Top two winners will head to the upper bracket of the playoffs, while the bottom two will head to the lower bracket.
BO3 format for all games
Playoffs – March 16th – March 24th, 2019
16 teams in a double-elimination format over eight days
8 teams in the upper bracket, 8 in the lower bracket.
All games except Grand Finals and Lower Bracket Round 1 are BO3. The Grand Finals are in BO5, while the Lower Bracket 1 games are in BO1.