DreamLeague Season 19 to Feature 16 Teams Competing Online from European Bootcamps
ESL has revealed the teams competing in the upcoming DreamLeague Season 19 Dota 2 tournament featuring 16 teams and $1 Million USD as the prize pool. The event is part of the recently announced ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 which is believed by many to be comparable to the official Dota 2 Pro Circuit in both reputation and reward.
The event will take place from April 9 to 23, 2023. Despite featuring teams from all across the world, the tournament will take place online with each team competing from their European bootcamps, according to a release.
ESL announces 16 invites for DreamLeague Season 19
The following teams are confirmed to compete in DreamLeague Season 19:
There are no qualifiers for season one of the EPT and ESL will be using "" to invite teams directly.
DreamLeague Season 19 begins after the upper division leagues of the second tour of Valve's official Dota Pro Circuit concludes. The tournament will come to a close just before the ESL One Berlin Major 2023 kicks off and hence will be a good preview of the Dota 2 action we can expect at the Major.
The winner of the tournament will directly qualify for the Group Stage of the Riyadh Masters which boasts a $15 Million prize pool, making it the biggest non-The International tournament in Dota 2 history. 16 teams will be competing in the Riyadh Masters. In the Play-In Stage, 12 teams will participate, with eight of them progressing to the group stage. During the group stage, they will compete against the winners of DreamLeague S19, the Top two teams of S20, and the five other teams with the highest average placement from these two tournaments.