All 16 teams have been locked in for the upcoming DreamLeague Season 11 Major and the group stage is looking intense.
It really looks like two of the groups have clear favorites while the other two have a good chance at being competitive.
The number one ranked team in the world, Team Secret is the top seed in Group A. But paired with them in the group Team Liquid, another contender for that title. J Storm and Keen Gaming round out what will likely be the most top-heavy of the groups.
Group B features a first-round matchup of Ninjas in Pyjamas and Fnatic while LGD Gaming and Infamous Gaming bring up the rear. Infamous is the only big underdog in this group, having not competed in a single Dota Pro Circuit event this season.
Virtus Pro is the heavy favorite in Group C, with EHOME being the only team who looks poised to challenge them at all. Mineski is still working out their newer roster and while Forward Gaming does have some DPC experience, they haven’t shown they are ready to compete with the second best team in the world.
The final group, Group D, looks like it might host the best competition of the opening stage. Evil Geniuses is the third ranked team in the world, but Vici Gaming, Chaos Esports Club, and Natus Vincere are talented teams who could pull off a few upsets.
The Major will run from March 14 to 24 in Stockholm, Sweden with the first match kicking off 7:30am CT with Secret taking on Keen. All 16 teams are battling for a prize pool of $1,000,000 USD and 15,000 DPC points.