DreamHack team up with ASUS ROG, ROCCAT and TV6 to launch a new league in Dota 2 called ASUS ROG DreamLeague. Two seasons are already planned for 2014 and a Kick-off Season with 6 teams and $50,000 in prizes starts November 4 with Grand Finals at DreamHack Winter 2013.
DreamHack partners with ASUS ROG, Roccat and TV6 to launch a recurring eSports league called ASUS ROG DreamLeague in Dota 2, one of the world’s most popular eSports titles. In the Kick-Off Season, starting November 4, we’ll see 6 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams battle it out to win $50,000 in prizes and become the first ASUS ROG DreamLeague Champions. In early 2014 DreamLeague will return with Season #1, $100,000 in prize money and a total of 12 participating teams in the league.
- This is the biggest eSports project DreamHack has launched since the start of DreamHack Open 2 years ago. DreamHack have a long tradition of hosting Dota tournaments and the eSports scene around Dota 2 is growing by the minute. We’re very excited to be a part of that, say Robert Ohlén, CEO of DreamHack.
Creating the world’s most prestigious Dota 2 League
The long-term goal is to create the world’s most prestigious Dota 2 league with focus on Europe and North America. DreamHack will combine worldwide community coverage with livestreams at Twitch.TV with localised mainstream coverage in traditional media channels like TV6, in order to promote the league. In Season #1, 12 teams will be divided into 3 divisions (North America, Europe East and Europe West), where they will fight for $100,000 in the prize money. During 2014 DreamHack will host 2 seasons that will span over 10-12 weeks and with Live Finals at DreamHack events. The full League format is a combination of Online matches with Studio broadcast, Playoff matches inside the Studio and DreamHack’s trademark – the best Live Stage Production in the industry.
- DreamHack already produces some of the best Stage Show’s and Live Events in the eSports Industry. Now it’s time to provide the same level of entertainment on a daily basis and with our new Studio we will have that capacity, said Robert Ohlén, CEO of DreamHack.
6 of the world’s greatest eSports teams invited to Kick-off Season
DreamHack will work closely with the team organisations and make them partners to the league, but also keep them independent. DreamHack have in close partnership with six invited teams designed a new model, where teams are not only taking part as teams and players, but will work to promote ASUS ROG DreamLeague. On top of getting top exposure at Twitch.TV and TV6, DreamLeague will provide the teams with travel support to LAN finals, stream- and broadcast statistics and also kick-back on specific revenue streams.
- DreamHack believes in a eSports community where every part (players, teams, leagues, events, media, publishers) take their fair share of responsibility and together create a sustainable ecosystem. In DreamHack’s past we have always had a distinct line between team’s responsibilities and the responsibilities of a tournament. ASUS ROG DreamLeague is our first big league project and having a close partnership with the team organisations is key to make this a long-term and sustainable project for everyone, said Robert Ohlén, CEO of DreamHack.
The Kick-off Season
In 2013, starting November 4, DreamHack will start ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-off Season. It’s a way to get a taste of all the action DreamHack and partners will provide in 2014. The Kick-off season will feature 6 teams, $50,000 in prizes and on-stage Live Finals at DreamHack Winter 2013. In the league phase, all teams will face each other twice in Best-of-1-matches. The top 4 teams will qualify to the Playoffs at DreamHack Winter 2013 and share $20,000 in travel support. Team 5 and Team 6 will also get a direct slot into Season #1 2014 . Playoffs at DreamHack Winter will be played in a Double Elimination format Best-of-3/5, where all matches is played on-stage in front of a live audience.
- We believe Best-of-1 is the best format for the future growth of Dota 2 and every broadcast night we’ll have 3 amazing Best-of-1 matches. When we move forward into the Playoffs we’ll kick-off with Best-of-3 and Best-of-5, said Christian Lord, Tournament Director at DreamHack.
Media & Studio Production
The Kick-off Season will be broadcasted from a temporary DreamHack-Studio in Stockholm since the new DreamHack TV6 Studio is still under construction. DreamHack will deliver a high-quality broadcast including 8 hosts and casters (4 English, 4 Swedish) providing the commentary, analysis and coverage of the league.
In the league, all the 30 league matches will be broadcasted in English at Twitch.TV. Twelve highlighted matches will also be broadcasted in Swedish at TV6 Play during the course of 3 weeks. At DreamHack Winter 2013 all playoff matches will be broadcasted in both English (Twitch) and Swedish (TV6 Play) – and the Grand Final match will also be broadcasted live on terrestrial television TV6 on Saturday 30th of November. More information about the broadcast schedule and casters will be released soon.
The League will be played from the 4th of November until the 20th of November. Each team in the League will face each other twice in a BO with the top 4 advancing the the Playoffs at DreamHack Winter 2013. All the games will be broadcasted from the DreamHack TV6 Studio.
Prize Money – $50,000
The four teams qualifying to the Playoff will also receive a travel and accommodation support of total $20,000.
Tournament & Broadcast Schedule
To be announced soon.
Live finals at DreamHack Winter 2013
The Finals of ASUS ROG DreamLeague Kick-off Season will be played on a dedicated stage at DreamHack Winter 2013. The Live production will feature DreamHacks Live Studio, Team’s on-stage and a 7-camera media production. The Arena will have around 1000 seats for all the fans on location to have the best experience.
Open BYOC qualifier to ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season #1
Description: Open BYOC-qualifier at DreamHack Winter 2013 to qualify to the ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season #1.
Prizes: Top-2 teams get direct invitation to the 8-team final European qualifier to be played in January, additional prizes to the best teams will be announced.
Max no. of teams: 64
Format: Group stage BO1 – Single Elimination playoffs BO3.
Registration: Registration will open soon.
Tickets / Competitor fee: All competitors need to have Computer seat BYOC ticket (from 929 SEK) to be able to participate in tournaments. Buy tickets at bokning.dreamhack.se.