DreamHack will host the second Major of the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit season, the tournament organizer announced today. The event, formally named DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major, will take place at DreamHack Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany. DreamHack has hosted a number of successful DPC Majors in the past, most recently DreamLeague Season 11 in March of this year.
DreamLeague Season 13 is scheduled to run from January 18-26th, 2020. The combined Minor and Major qualifier for this event is slated to begin on December 1st, 2019. The 16-team event will feature representatives from six different regions, along with the winners of the preceding WePlay! Bukovel Minor. This will be the second of five total Dota Pro Circuit Majors, the first of which will be taking place in Chengdu, China, in November. DreamLeague Season 13 will offer a total prize pool of $1 million, and 15,000 DPC points. Being a part of the Dota Pro Circuit, the points offered at these Majors are integral to teams’ journeys to The International 2020.
DreamLeague Season 13 will follow the same format as all Dota Pro Circuit Majors this season, as announced by Valve earlier this year. The event will split the sixteen participating teams into groups of four, each group then competing in a best-of-three GSL format. The play-off stage will include all sixteen teams, facing off in a double-elimination bracket format. The top two teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket, while the bottom two teams will be placed in the lower bracket. There will be best-of-threes all throughout the group stage and play-off bracket, save for the opening lower bracket and Grand Final games. The opening lower bracket matches will be best-of-ones, while the Grand Final will be a best-of-five. The champion team will take home the $300,000 grand prize and 4,850 Dota Pro Circuit points.
DreamHack has been active in the Dota 2 professional scene since the game’s inception. The tournament organizer has hosted multiple Minor and Major Dota Pro Circuit events, the first of which having taken place during the Circuit’s first season in 2017. Outside of the Dota Pro Circuit, DreamHack Rotterdam recently served as home for the $250,000 DreamLeague Season 12.
The WePlay! Bukovel Minor will begin on January 9th at the Bukovel ski resort in Ukraine. The following DreamLeague Season 13 Major will begin on January 18th in Leipzig, Germany.