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All teams qualified for DreamLeague Season 23

A total of twelve teams will compete in DreamLeague Season 23, the most important EPT event before Riyadh Masters.

The next ESL Pro Tour event, DreamLeague Season 23, will have twelve teams competing for a TON of EPT Points alongside a lucrative million dollar prize pool. This is the most important EPT event as it will influence the EPT ranking the most, which decides team invites to Riyadh Masters at the Esports World Cup. Here are all teams that will attend DreamLeague Season 23 this May 2024.

DreamLeague Season 23 teams

This event will host twelve teams with six coming from the qualifiers and four receiving direct invites based on the EPT ranking. All participating teams are: BetBoom Team, Xtreme Gaming, Gaimin Gladiators, Team Falcons, Team Liquid, NAVI, Aurora, Shopify Rebellion, Azure Ray, Tundra Esports, PSG Quest and HEROIC.

Here are all the teams according to invites and how they qualified:

  • BetBoom Team (Invited)
  • Xtreme Gaming (Invited)
  • Gaimin Gladiators (Invited)
  • Team Falcons (Invited)
  • Team Liquid (WEU Qualifier)
  • Tundra Esports (WEU Qualifier)
  • NAVI (EEU Qualifier)
  • Aurora (SEA Qualifier)
  • Shopify Rebellion (NA Qualifier)
  • Azure Ray (CN Qualifier)
  • PSG Quest (MENA Qualifier)
  • HEROIC (SA Qualifier)

When does DreamLeague Season 23 start?

DreamLeague Season 23 starts on May 20th and ends on May 26th.

The second iteration of DreamLeague this year will take place towards the end of May. The tournament spans a week with a compact 7-day action among the twelve participants. Despite the short duration of this event, DreamLeague Season 23 offers the biggest pool of EPT Points. This online tournament is the final EPT event before Riyadh Masters take place at the Esports World Cup.

Stories of the qualifiers

We may have seen an oversaturation of qualifiers in the pro scene this early 2024, but they come with a ton of interesting stories! This specific tournament witnessed a big upset in the Eastern European region. For the first time since Team Spirit rose to the tier 1 scene, the team failed to qualify for a tournament and not in the most graceful exit. The two-time TI champions suffered a shocking elimination after a defeat against the region's underdog, 1win. Read the full story below!

With Team Spirit out of the way, one would predict to take the crown in EEU. But another surprise hits the region as NAVI took the lead and won over VP in the grand finals. We can hear the old school fans shouting "NAVI is back!" from afar as this is the first time NAVI steps up with impressive wins. This performance comes after the addition of Artem "Yuragi" Golubiev and Sukhbat "sanctity-" Otgondavaa in the team.

Now let's shift our focus to Southeast Asia. The qualifiers didn't have too much surprises, with Aurora winning against Talon Esports in a dominant 3-0 grand finals. However, the final moments of the last game saw Nuengnara "23" Teeramahanon provoke Talon Esports with an all chat which read "no class". This led to back and forth shades on social media from both members of Aurora and Talon Esports. Read the full story below!

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