Some rumors have started circulating in recent weeks that the ESL will soon announce an overhaul of the ESL Dota 2 Circuit. Well, that has come to fruition as the esports body has now detailed the ESL Dreamleague.
Scheduled to kick off next month on April 9 and run until April 23, the Dreamleague will begin after the end of the Dota Pro Circuit Division 1 and see the best teams from around the world compete in LAN tournaments, the first will take place in Europe and will have a prize pool of $1 million, and the next one will take place between June 11 and June 25. all before the Riyadh Masters tournament, scheduled for July 17-30.
As for who will participate in the ESL Dreamleague, we are told that “Only the best teams from around the world will be invited to compete.” but that those who are invited will be “Invested in revamping the old ESL world ranking system for Dota to the new and improved EPT ranking system.”
The format of the ESL Dreamleague will also be very different, now concluding with two weeks of play, two group stages and a playoff, for each major event. Despite this shorter format, we are still promised “A lot of games”.
As for where you can watch the ESL Dreamleague, you can find the stream here.