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DreamLeague Season 22: Teams, schedule, interviews, and more

Here is everything you need to know about Dota 2’s DreamLeague Season 22.

The first ESL Pro Tour event of 2024, the DreamLeague Season 22, is on the horizon. The tournament will host sixteen of the world's best for a slice of the $1 million prize money and a delicious chunk of EPT Points. This tournament will witness the new gameplay Patch 7.35c unfold and we will likely see a new meta develop! Find out everything you need to know about DreamLeague S22 below!

Where to watch

You can spectate the official matches for DreamLeague Season 22 on ESL's official accounts. Visit ESL_DOTA2 to go to its main channel. We have also embedded the stream below!

DreamLeague Season 22 Group Stage schedule and results

The tournament begins with the concentrated DL S22 Group Stage. Check out where you can watch all four livestreams, upcoming matches, and live results below!

Our interviews @ DreamLeague S22

Esports.gg also conducted a number of interviews with players ahead of the tournament! Check out all our interviews (so far) below:

All teams in DreamLeague Season 22

The full lineup of teams are: BetBoom Team, Gaimin Gladiators, Xtreme Gaming, Team Liquid, Team Spirit, Virtus.pro, 1win, Azure Ray, G2.iG, OG, Tundra Esports, Team Secret, Shopify Rebellion, Aurora, Team Falcons, and Heroic. Find out the group stage seedings below!

DreamLeague Season 22 invited four teams with the highest EPT Points. The direct invites are sent to Gaimin Gladiators and Team Liquid, who both dominated the competition in 2023. BetBoom Team had performed well in DreamLeague S21 and ESL One Kuala Lumpur, earning them enough points for a direct invite. Xtreme Gaming also received an invite following the mass migration of players from Azure Ray, whom had won the ESL One Kuala Lumpur.

DreamLeague Season 22 date

DreamLeague Season 22 will take place from February 25 to March 10, 2024. The Main Event begins with the Group Stage from February 25 - 28. DreamLeague Season 22 will also have a Group Stage Phase 2 from March 1 - 7. The compact Playoffs will then conclude the tournament from March 9 - 10.

  • Group Stage 1: February 25 - 28
  • Group Stage 2: March 1 - 7
  • Playoffs: March 9 - 10

Format and prize pool

The tournament sees an unusual format though it has been used before in multiple ESL events. There will be three phases of the tournament: Group Stage 1, Group Stage 2, and Playoffs.

The Group Stage 1 divides sixteen teams to two groups of eight teams each. A typical BO2 round-robin clash will take place. The top four teams in each group advance to Group Stage 2 while the rest will be eliminated.

Group Stage 2 will see all eight teams compete in one group. In another round-robin setting, this time BO3, teams will clash for a slot in the Playoffs. The top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket, the 3rd-4th placed teams go to the Lower Bracket, and the bottom two will be eliminated. The Playoffs will be a quick battle as only four teams remain to compete.

The Playoffs for DreamLeague S22.<br>(Image via Liquipedia)
The Playoffs for DreamLeague S22.
(Image via Liquipedia)

DreamLeague Season 22, like all other DreamLeague events, will host a $1 million prize pool. The champion of the tournament will grab the biggest slice of the lucrative reward, bagging $300,000. The winning team will also earn 4,200 EPT Points, which will amplify their chances to get invites to other ESL Pro Tour events.

Here is the complete prize pool distribution including the EPT Points distribution:

Prize money
EPT Points

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