All Teams That Qualified for DreamLeague Season 22 Main Event
DreamLeague Season 22 is the first ESL tournament of 2024. It features a prize pool of $1 Million USD and there are also 18,550 EPT points up for grabs. The event is an online tournament and is slated to kick off on 25th February and will conclude on 10th March. Out of the sixteen teams that shall be competing in the tournament, four teams — BetBoom Team, Gaimin Gladiators, Team Liquid, and Xtreme Gaming — received direct invites through the EPT (ESL Pro Tour) leaderboards. Meanwhile, the remaining twelve teams made their way through regional qualifiers.
Three teams from the Western Europe (WEU) and Eastern Europe (EEU) qualifiers, two teams from China (CN) and one team each from the North American (NA), South American (SA), Middle East and North African (MENA), and Southeast Asian (SA) regions made their way to the DreamLeague Season 22 event.
Teams That Made It To DreamLeague Season 22 Via Closed Qualifiers
Here is a list of all the teams that took part in the DreamLeague Season 22 closed qualifiers across different regions and made it to the main event:
Western Europe (WEU)
The Western European qualifier allows three teams to make it to the DreamLeague Season 22 main event. As of now, only two teams have secured their slots in the main tournament and the third and final slot was taken by Team Spirit through the lower bracket.
Eastern Europe (EEU)
The Eastern European region’s closed qualifier concluded on 15th January and the three teams for the DreamLeague Season 22 main event are locked in. The first team to qualify was the current TI (The International) champion Team Spirit, who beat Na’Vi for the spot. Coming in second, Virtus.pro went undefeated in the qualifiers. The final team to qualify was the underdog, Klim Sani4, who beat Na’Vi in the lower bracket qualifier.
ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 champion Azure Ray was the first team from the Chinese region to lock in its DreamLeague Season 22 slot. It went undefeated against teams like Team Zero, G2.iG, and LGD Gaming. G2.iG secured the second and final spot by beating Titan, Team Aster, Team Bright, and LGD Gaming.
North America (NA)
Shopify Rebellion claimed the sole spot from the North American region. However, there was a moment in the final qualifying game against nouns where Shopify almost threw it away.
South America (SA)
The renowned CS:GO organization's Dota 2 roster qualifies for its first ever tournament. Beating BOOM Esports with a clean sweep in the final series, Heroic is set to represent South America at the DreamLeague Season 22.
The SA qualifiers had an interesting moment as Mad King’s Steven "StingeR" Vargas received a ban mid-game during the series against Thunder Awaken. Following this, Mad Kings received a default loss and was eliminated from the qualifier.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Team Falcons managed to secure the sole slot from the MENA region after beating PSG.Quest in the final series of the qualifiers. On the other hand, Nigma Galaxy, though featuring big names, disappointed its fans as it failed to qualify for the tournament.
Southeast Asia (SEA)
Aurora managed to secure the spot from the Southeast Asia after going head to head with Team Darleng in the final series of the qualifiers.
Although Team Darleng is not an official esports organization, the stack features SEA legend Carlo "Kuku" Palad and the fresh blood Yuri "Yowe" Pacaña and had an impressive run at the qualifiers.