The DreamLeague Season 9 Minor, scheduled to take start less than two months from now on March 21-25, now have its first two participants in the form of Team Liquid and Team Secret.
Team Secret will return to defend their title after winning the DreamLeague Major. Meanwhile, Team Liquid will try to get their revenge after losing in the Grand Finals to Team Secret and failing to defend theirs.
As with any other Pro Circuit Minor, the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor will feature a $300,000 prize pool and have 300 Qualifying Points up for grabs.
Are You Ready for the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor?
Now in its 9th season, DreamHack’s DreamLeague tournaments have always been a must-watch. Not only because of the quality of the competition, but also because of the tournament’s high level of production. The DreamLeague Season 9 Minor will likely not be an exception.
Having said that, the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor will differ from its predecessors in a few ways. For one, there are now direct invites. Also, DreamHack decided to deviate from their league play style qualifiers this time around, opting for something more traditional.
With Team Secret and Team Liquid now announced as the direct invites, all we can do now is to wait for which Dota 2 teams will emerge from their respective Regional Qualifiers to join both teams in the LAN Finals of the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor.
In February 2018 we're back with CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 9 with a $300,000 prize pool!
— DreamHack Dota (@DreamHackDota) December 21, 2017
The Regional Qualifiers are set to take place sometime between February 13 to March 4, depending on the region. The Regional Qualifiers will feature 3 directly invited teams, as well as 1 Open Qualifier winner. The 4 teams will then face off in a double-elimination best-of-three bracket to determine who will get a spot in the LAN Finals. Only one team from each region will advance and qualify for the Minor.
DreamHack have yet to reveal information regarding the exact format for the LAN Finals of the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor.
Which teams are you looking forward to seeing qualify for the DreamLeague Season 9 Minor? Do you think we will see Team Secret and Team Liquid go at it again in the Grand Finals? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.