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DreamLeague Season 22: Dota 2 schedule, results, teams, and more

A million dollars and plenty of EPT points up for grabs.

With the Dota Pro Circuit dissolved and the return of third-party organizers in place, all eyes turn to ESL’s Pro Tour, and while the tour itself is already in full swing, important points are up for grabs this fortnight at DreamLeague Season 22, kicking off on Feb. 25.

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Sixteen teams from around the world collide online in Europe for a massive million-dollar prize pool and heaps of EPT Points, which count toward invites for the biggest Dota 2 tournaments on the calendar. This DreamLeague season is the first since the DPC changeover and with many teams looking vastly different from their predecessors, it’s anyone’s guess as to who takes the trophy.

Here’s everything you need to know about DreamLeague Season 22: Scores, schedule, squad lists, streams, and more.

Full DreamLeague Season 22 coverage: Format, schedule, results, and more

DreamLeague Season 22 Dota 2 format

Team Spirit taking a selfie after winning TI12.
TI champs Team Spirit are looking to go back-to-back at DreamLeague. Photo via Valve

Season 22 of DreamLeague begins on Feb. 25 and will run until March 10. The league is split into three stages—two group stages and the playoffs—with only four teams then making the final bracket. Each stage is described in detail below:

  • Group Stage One
    • The 16 teams are split into two groups of eight. Each group will play our a full best-of-two round-robin for a total of 14 matches.
    • The top four from each group will progress to Group Stage Two; the bottom four will be eliminated.
  • Group Stage Two
    • The top eight from stage one will be reseeded into another eight-team best-of-three round-robin stage.
    • The top two from stage two will progress to the upper bracket final of the playoffs.
    • Third and fourth from stage two will progress to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
    • The remaining four teams will be eliminated.
  • Playoffs
    • The top four (upper bracket finalists, lower bracket semifinalists) will play out a double-elimination bracket. All matches are best-of-three, with the grand final a best-of-five.

DreamLeague Season 22 Dota 2 standings

DreamLeague Season 22 features a one-million-dollar prize pool, with the champions taking home a cool $300,000. The league also sees participants receive EPT Points, which are crucial for receiving invites to future ESL-hosted events.

PlacementPrizeTeam
First$300,000, 4,200 EPT PointsTeam Falcons
Second$175,000, 3,500 EPT PointsBetBoom Team
Third$120,000, 2,800 EPT PointsXtreme Gaming
Fourth$85,000, 2,240 EPT PointsTeam Spirit
Fifth$52,500, 1,680 EPT PointsGaimin Gladiators
Sixth$47,500, 1,400 EPT PointsOG
Seventh$42,500, 840 EPT PointsShopify Rebellion
Eighth$37,500, 560 EPT PointsAurora
Ninth$25,000, 350 EPT PointsTundra, Virtus.pro
11th$20,000, 175 EPT PointsTeam Secret, Azure Ray
13th$15,000, 98 EPT PointsTeam Liquid, Heroic
15th$10,000, 42 EPT Points1win, G2.iG

DreamLeague Season 22 Dota 2 schedule and results

Playoffs

Team Falcons wins a second straight Major event. Screenshot via Liquipedia

All match times are in U.S. Central Time (CT).

Saturday, March 9

  • 8pm: Spirit 1-2 Xtreme
    • Lower bracket semifinal. Xtreme progresses to lower bracket final, Spirit is eliminated.
  • 11:30am: Falcons 2-1 BetBoom
    • Upper bracket final. Falcons progress to grand final, BetBoom falls to lower bracket final.

Sunday, March 10

  • 6am: Xtreme 0-2 BetBoom Team
    • Lower bracket final. Winner progresses to grand final, loser is eliminated.
  • 9:30am: Team Falcons 3-0 BetBoom Team
    • Grand final (best-of-five).

Group Stage Two

Falcons go undefeated in tight-knit stage two. Screenshot via Liquipedia

All match times are in U.S. Central Time (CT).

Friday, March 1

  • 4am: Spirit 1-2 Xtreme
  • 7:30am: BetBoom 2-1 OG
  • 11am: Gaimin 0-2 Falcons
  • 2:30pm: Shopify 2-0 Aurora

Saturday, March 2

  • 4am: BetBoom 2-1 Xtreme
  • 7:30am: OG 0-2 Falcons
  • 11am: Spirit 2-1 Aurora
  • 2:30pm: Gaimin 1-2 Shopify

Sunday, March 3

  • 4am: Falcons 2-0 Spirit
  • 7:30am: Aurora 0-2 Gaimin
  • 11am: BetBoom 2-0 Shopify
  • 2:30pm: Xtreme 1-2 OG

Monday, March 4

  • 4am: Spirit 0-2 Gaimin
  • 7:30am: BetBoom 0-2 Falcons
  • 11am: Xtreme 2-1 Aurora
  • 2:30pm: OG 2-1 Shopify

Tuesday, March 5

  • 4am: BetBoom 2-1 Gaimin
  • 7:30am: Falcons 2-0 Xtreme
  • 11am: Shopify 0-2 Spirit
  • 2:30pm: Aurora 1-2 OG

Wednesday, March 6

  • 4am: BetBoom 1-2 Spirit
  • 7:30am: Aurora 1-2 Falcons
  • 11am: Gaimin 2-1 OG
  • 2:30pm: Shopify 1-2 Xtreme

Thursday, March 7

  • 4am: BetBoom 2-1 Aurora
  • 7:30am: OG 1-2 Spirit
  • 11am: Falcons 2-0 Shopify
  • 2:30pm: Xtreme 2-0 Gaimin

Group Stage One

A screenshot of group stage one
Shock names miss out on stage two. Screenshot via Liquipedia

All match times are in U.S. Central Time (CT).

Sunday, Feb. 25

  • Group A
    • 5am
      • BetBoom 2-0 Gaimin
      • OG 2-0 G2.iG
      • Falcons 1-1 Azure Ray
      • VP 2-0 Heroic
    • 10am
      • Falcons 1-1 OG
      • Azure Ray 1-1 Gaimin
      • Heroic 2-0 G2.iG
      • BetBoom 1-1 VP
  • Group B
    • 7:30am
      • Spirit 1-1 Tundra
      • Secret 1-1 Xtreme
      • Shopify 1-1 Aurora
      • 1win 1-1 Liquid
    • 12:30pm
      • Spirit 2-0 Liquid
      • Tundra 0-2 Xtreme
      • Secret 0-2 Shopify
      • 1win 0-2 Aurora

Monday, Feb. 26

  • Group A
    • 5am
      • Gaimin 1-1 OG
      • BetBoom 2-0 Azure Ray
      • G2.iG 1-1 VP
      • Heroic 0-2 Falcons
    • 10am
      • Falcons 1-1 G2.iG
      • BetBoom 2-0 OG
      • VP 0-2 Gaimin
      • Azure Ray 0-2 Heroic
  • Group B
    • 7:30am
      • Spirit 0-2 Xtreme
      • Tundra 1-1 Shopify
      • Liquid 0-2 Aurora
      • 1win 1-1 Secret
    • 12:30pm
      • Xtreme 1-1 Liquid
      • Spirit 1-1 Secret
      • Aurora 1-1 Tundra
      • Shopify 2-0 1win

Tuesday, Feb. 27

  • Group A
    • 5am
      • G2.iG 0-2 Azure Ray
      • Gaimin 0-2 Falcons
      • OG 1-1 VP
      • BetBoom 1-1 Heroic
    • 10am
      • OG 1-1 Azure Ray
      • Gaimin 2-0 Heroic
      • BetBoom 1-1 G2.iG
      • VP 1-1 Falcons
  • Group B
    • 7:30am
      • Shopify 1-1 Liquid
      • Secret 1-1 Tundra
      • Aurora 1-1 Xtreme
      • Spirit 2-0 1win
    • 12:30pm
      • Liquid 0-2 Tundra
      • Spirit 1-1 Shopify
      • Aurora 1-1 Secret
      • Xtreme 1-1 1win

Wednesday, Feb. 28

  • Group A
    • 5am
      • Heroic 1-1 OG
      • BetBoom 1-1 Falcons
      • Azure Ray 1-1 VP
      • G2.iG 1-1 Gaimin
  • Group B
    • 7:30am
      • Liquid 1-1 Secret
      • Spirit 1-1 Aurora
      • Xtreme 1-1 Shopify
      • Tundra 1-1 1win

Thursday, Feb. 29

  • Tiebreakers
    • 5am: Gaimin 0-1 OG
    • 6:10am: VP 0-1 Gaimin
    • 7:25am: VP 0-1 OG
      • Gaimin, OG progress to stage two. VP is eliminated.

DreamLeague Season 22 Dota 2 streams: How to watch

DreamLeague Season 22 will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube. Group Stage One will be played out with four streams running simultaneously. Broadcasts in other languages, as well as other Dota 2 community streams, will also be available via other platforms and channels.

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