It hasn’t been long since the WePlay! Bukovel Minor finished merely any days ago, now we have even a bigger adventure in front of ours – The Leipzig Major.
The major will be featuring sixteen best teams from around the world that will brawl for the glory of $1,000,000 prize pool and 15,000 DPC points.
The teams are divided into four groups and consist of four teams each. Also, the groups to follow GSL format.
Group stage is set to happen on the first two days of the tournament, January 18-19. At the end of the group stage, the top two seeds from each group will be heading to upper bracket playoffs, while the bottom two from each group will fight for their survival via lower bracket run.
GROUP A :
- Team Aster
- TNC Predator
The first group consist of Fnatic, Team Aster, TNC Predator and Nigma. Looking at this group it looks like every single one of the team here is capable of making it to the Upper Bracket. An interesting fact about this group is that the TWO of the SEA juggernauts are in the same group and the match between them is not going to be ordinary.
GROUP B :
- Chaos Esports Club
- Team Secret
- Vici Gaming
The second group wind up together some big names such as Choas Esports Club, Team Secret, Vici Gaming and Beastcoast.
Having a view top seed of the group is probably going to be Team Secret or Vici Gaming as both have been playing some top of the line dota for the past months. Also, let’s not forget Vici Gaming who won the One Esports Dota 2 World Pro invitational in December with flawless 3-0 series win in a B05 against Evil Geniuses.
GROUP C :
- Invictus Gaming
- Reality Rift
Alliance, Virtus Pro, Invictus Gaming and Reality Rift will have to clash to result out which two teams will be heading to the upper bracket. Alliance is a clear favourite here, also Nikobaby who was MVP of the DreamLeauge S12 with only 10 deaths that tournament. Well, a lot has changed since then and it’s DOTA at the end of the day as the new patch is also unpredictable.
Group D :
- Evil Geniuses
- Natus Vincere
- paiN Gaming
- Team Liquid
The last group is putting together Evil Genuises, Na’Vi, PaiN and Team Liquid.
A glance at this group, EG and Team Liquid definitely two names to have an upper hand here.
Pain Gaming and Natus Vincere are also two very respectable names in the Dota 2 World. Na’Vi has been on a rise with some good dota past month as well.
All groups will start on 18th January at 14:30 EET/04:30 PST/20:30 SGT will four series running in parallel in the DreamLeauge official Twitch channels.