In recent weeks, rumors have started circulating that the ESL will soon announce an overhaul of the ESL Dota 2 Circuit. Well, it has come true as the esports body has now detailed the ESL Dreamleague.
Scheduled to kick off next month on April 9 and run until April 23, Dreamleague will begin once the Dota Pro Circuit Division 1 is over, and will see the best teams from around the world compete in LAN tournaments, the first ever among themselves in Europe. and with a prize pool of $1 million, and the next one will take place from June 11-25, 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 and will now conclude 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.