The Corsair DreamLeague Season 10 will serve as the first Minor for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit, featuring eight teams and a $300,000 prize pool.
With the qualifiers for the Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major nearly halfway through, details on the first Minor for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit have finally emerged.
The Corsair DreamLeague Season 10 marks the return of the long-running, fan-favourite tournament. It will serve as the first Minor for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit. It will run from October 29 to November 4. Finally, it will feature eight teams from six of the main competitive regions fighting over a $300,000 USD prize pool in DreamHack’s own studio in Stockholm, Sweden.
While the games won’t be played in front of a live audience, the stakes remain just as high. The champions are guaranteed a huge chunk of the prize pool. But, perhaps, more importantly, they’ll also receive a slot to the Kuala Lumpur Major the following week.
When Do The Qualifiers Start?
The qualifiers for the Corsair DreamLeague Season 10 will happen simultaneously across all regions from September 23 to 26. The first two days will be dedicated to the open qualifiers. Afterwards, the winners will join the qualifier invites in the 4-team double-elimination closed/regional qualifiers.
In total, two teams from each of North America and Europe, and only one team from each of CIS, China, Southeast Asia, and South America, will advance to the LAN finals in Stockholm.
DreamHack have yet to announce the invited teams for the closed regional qualifiers for the Corsair DreamLeague Season 10. However, we can expect information to come as soon as the qualifiers for the Kuala Lumpur Major conclude.
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Corsair Dreamleague Season 10: Memeleague is Back
Just to refresh everyone’s memories, the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit will work slightly differently from last year.
There are plenty of changes, actually. However, the main gist is that every team is now required to qualify via the regional qualifiers and that the teams that have already qualified to the Majors can no longer qualify for the Minors.
The second part is incredibly important. Last year, Minors and Majors didn’t really work in tandem. But this year, they will. Other than the prize pool, the winners of the Minor will automatically get a slot to the next Major.
In this case, the team who wins the Corsair DreamLeague Season 10 will complete the 16-team lineup for the Kuala Lumpur Major on November 9-18.
While this unfortunately means that we probably won’t see Team Secret get a chance to go for a three-peat, it does mean we’re going to see a different kind of storyline unfold at the Corsair Dreamleague Season 10.
What kind of storyline that is, we don’t exactly know just yet. What we do know is that there are fewer TI-bearing tournaments for the 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit. This means we can expect the teams who missed out on qualifying for the Major to try and give it their all to win a Minor.
Which teams do you think we will see duke it out in Stockholm at the Corsair DreamLeague Season 10? Do you think we’ll see an underdog come out from nowhere and win the tournament? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.