DreamHack brings Dota 2 Major to Stockholm, March 2019

DreamHack, in partnership with CORSAIR and Monster Energy, are happy to announce CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 11, will be featured as a DPC Major. The live event will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from March 14-24, 2019. For the first time ever, CORSAIR DreamLeague will feature live finals open to the public as a standalone esports event. Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden will be the host of the final portion of the playoff bracket, with all the final matches being played on stage March 22 – 24. 

DreamHack is proud that Dota 2 publisher Valve has chosen DreamHack as a Major host for the 2018/2019 season. This is the second time that DreamHack will host a Dota 2 Major, the first one being DreamLeague Season 8 in Jönköping, Sweden, and the fourth event held in partnership with Valve through the new Dota Pro Circuit sanctioning system, as both Season 9 and 10 have been classed as DPC Minors.
CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 11 will feature 16 teams and a $1,000,000 prize pool, with closed qualifiers held in all six regions (North America, South America, Europe, CIS, Southeast Asia, China) on February 1-5, and open qualifiers shortly before. Every single team will need to earn their place in this event, with 15 spots being awarded through those qualifiers, and the final slot will be awarded to the winner of the DPC Minor set to take prior to the event.
When we launched DreamLeague in 2011, Dota 2 was in a totally different place and as we look ahead to 2019, we are tremendously excited to host the biggest season of DreamLeague yet thanks to both Valve and our partners, Monster Energy and CORSAIR,” said Michael Van Driel, Chief Product Officer at DreamHack, “We’re glad the Dota 2 community continues to support us, and we’ll be sure to put on the best show yet, worthy of the prestige of a Major, while keeping the flavour that Dota 2 fans expect of CORSAIR DreamLeague.
The Major itself will be divided into a group stage and a double elimination bracket, starting on March 14. On March 22 the remaining teams take the stage at Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden, to play before the crowd and compete for the first-place title and the $500,000 prize that comes with it. Additionally, all teams competing will earn DPC points, which are the only way to earn entrance to The International.


Qualifiers (all regions) – February 1-5
Main event – March 14-24
Bracket Finale (at Annexet) – March 22-24
Format: Group stage into double elimination bracket
Number of teams: 16
Prize pool: $1,000,000
Open qualifier dates and sign-ups including additional information will be released in the coming weeks.


Travelling from outside of Sweden to the event? No problem. Stockholm, the royal capital of Sweden, is easy to reach by train and airplane. Arlanda Airport (ARN) is only a 20-minute train ride away from Stockholm Central station.
Annexet is found in the Globe area to the south of central Stockholm, making it easily accessible and only a ten-minute subway ride from Stockholm Central station. There are a wide variety of hotels available in close proximity to the venue.


Ticket prices start at 79 SEK and will be available for purchase on November 22, 2018.
Day Pass: 79 SEK
Weekend Pass: 199 SEK
Premium Pass: 1499 SEK
More information on the event can be found on dreamhack.com/dreamleague.

Founded in the fall of 2013, CORSAIR DreamLeague is one of the longest running Dota 2 tournaments in the world. Celebrating ten seasons in November 2018 by hosting its second DPC Minor, and hosting DPC Majors in the past, DreamLeague is a prestigous tournament run by the experienced crew from DreamHack.
Find out more about DreamLeague on dreamhack.com/dreamleague.


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DreamHack, in partnership with CORSAIR and Monster Energy, are happy to announce CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 11, will be featured as a DPC Major. The live event will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from March 14-24, 2019.
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