Top NA Dota 2 Pros to Compete in a Two Week In-House League
The best Dota 2 players from North America (NA) will compete in an in-house league named IXDL 2022. This league, organized by Jason "Fun" Teodosio, Michael "ixmike88" Ghannam, and Peef with David "MoonMeander" Tan Boon Yang as an advisor, began on 1st Jan 2022 and runs until 14th Jan 2022. A "private external exchange" will be used to assemble the teams, and then the games will be played by party queuing in ranked matchmaking at the same time. According to the official announcement of IXDL 2022, this league will not have a prize pool or sponsors, as it is being played to fulfil the wish of Dota 2 pros in North America.
IXDL 2022 - an in-house league in NA to feature the best Dota 2 players in NA
The IXDL 2022 was announced in a Reddit thread, explaining the event was inspired by past in-house leagues, a similar tournament held by the Peruvian region, and the wishes of NA Dota 2 pros.
Who is competing in the IXDL 2022?
Around 50 players will take part in the tournament that will run for around two weeks. According to the official announcement, no unknown players will be a part of the event; most of the players will be tier 1 Dota pros. Some of the most popular names include Artour "Arteezy" Babaev, Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao, Andreas Franck "Cr1t-" Nielsen, and Quinn "Quinn" Callahan. The top Dota 2 players will be competing, so the average MMR of these games will likely exceed 10k.
Format and schedule
In contrast to the usual format of playing in private lobbies, the IXDL 2022 will see these players compete for actual MMR in ranked matchmaking. Starting at 8:00 PM ET (9:00 AM SGT next day), teams will queue a game at the same time, and it is expected that they get matched together. The matches will continue through the night
On 14th Jan 2022, the top ten players in IXDL 2022 would be determined by their W-L record. There will be two teams of five in the grand final, and the winning team will be crowned champions. In addition, a player from the final 10 will be voted the most valuable player of the IXDL 2022 by all the participants of the league.
Where to watch
The IXDL 2022 will not have a dedicated livestream, but players and livestreamers will broadcast the games live. Furthermore, anyone who wants to broadcast or make content with the games is free to do so. Some of the Twitch livestreamers you can check out for the lives games are:
The W-L record of the players can be found at https://northamericandota.com/.
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