Season 2 2019: DOTA 2

Prize Pool:

11,000

Format

5v5

Division

Amateur, Challenger, PRO

Start Date:

July 29th 2019

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General info

LPL Season 2 2019 presents DOTA 2!
Admin: Jaws (Amateur, Challenger), Shinya (PRO)

CHALLENGER & AMATEUR
Welcome everyone, to Dota 2 with LPL. As you may have already seen here we are fast tracking our road map, and bringing you our Dota 2 Pro division a season earlier! With TV broadcasts, $6k prize pool and a LAN finals, we have 3 spots free that you can fight for in an open qualifier. Check it out here: https://letsplay.live/tournaments/17651/

Pro: $6k prize pool, 6 team invite division
Challenger: $3k prize pool, 8 team invite division
Amateur: $2k prize pool, open for all players

Total: $11k prize pool

In order to compete in Challenger and Amateur, players must have an active subscription during the season. Find it here.

Our intent is to introduce a pathway for the Dota 2 community, so the teams and players can be broken up in to different skill groups, to provide fair games against equal opponents, while providing a way to climb those divisions until you reach the top.

Challenger Breakdown
1. Blue Cactus
2. Shutdown
3. Infinity Gaming
4. Raging Apu
5. Australian Gaming Network
6. 1st-3rd FFYI
7. 1st-3rd FFYI
8. 1st-3rd FFYI

FFYI (Fight for your invite)
To determine the remaining teams invited to the top division, we will be holding an open qualifier on May 20th to determine who gets placed where. Matches will be Bo1 in a Double Elimination bracket with the top 8 invited to Challenger. Please be aware this is NOT AN ODC. Matches will start on the Monday and be scheduled by the teams when they can both find time until the Sunday, where remaining matches will be forced to be played from 2pm on the Sunday.

Once this season is over and have we a solid record of team results, we will introduce a much more stable relegation system rather than a mass FFYI. Teams should sign up for the amateur divisions in preparation for the season, and if you get invited to Challenger or Pro, you will be moved up there from the division you are currently in.

Sign up for the Challenger FFYI here: https://letsplay.live/tournaments/17652/
See here for the Pro FFYI here: https://letsplay.live/forums/thread/621434/LPL-PRO-Dota-2-ANZ-Open-Qualifier-PRO-Division/

Key Dates
Challenger FFYI Start Date: 20/05/2019
Challenger FFYI End Date: 26/05/2019

All Divisions Begin: 29/05/2019
Challenger Final Match Night: 10/07/2019
Challenger Semi Finals: 17/07/2019
Amateur Final Match Night: 17/07/2019
Amateur Finals: 18/07/2019 (not an odc)
Challenger Grand Finals: 24/07/2019

Prize Distribution
Pro:
1st - $3000
2nd - $2000
3rd - $1000

Challenger:
1st - $1200
2nd - $800
3rd-4th - $500

Amateur:
1st - $500
2nd - $400
3rd-4th - $300
5th-8th - $125

Ladder Format
The Dota 2 ladder is an elo based ladder, with 3 matches assigned per 12 days. Challenger division will have two matches scheduled each Wednesday night at 7pm.
Challenger teams may only reschedule matches with a legitimate reason provided to an administrator, and may only be done twice within the regular season, any further reschedule requests will become forfeits. To reschedule, an administrator must give you permission, and each request will be decided on a case by case basis.

Series Format
All matches are Bo1. Online Finals are Bo3.

Rules
A full list of competition rules can be found here

Registration
Players can sign up at https://www.letsplay.live/games/dota2/

Connect with Us
Discuss in the forums - https://letsplay.live/forums/thread/621453/Dota-2019-Season-2-Announcement/
Discord - https://discord.gg/hFTykzR
Twitter - https://twitter.com/lpl_play
Twitter - https://twitter.com/letsplaylivehq
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/letsplaylivehq
Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/team/cybergamer

More Information

PRO
LPL is proud to announce that we will be holding the LPL PRO Dota 2 ANZ Championship 2019 for the upcoming Season.

Congratulations and a big thank you to all who competed in our last season of Dota 2. It was our first time running Dota 2 on our platform and we are extremely delighted to bring the top level of play, the LPL PRO to the Dota 2 ANZ community.

PRO Prize Pool:
Total = $8,000AUD
1st Place - $3,600
2nd Place - $1,850
3rd Place - $1,100
4th Place - $750
5th Place - $350
6th Place -$350

The Pro Division will consist of the top 6 teams of the ANZ region playing one match a week in a single round robin format over the course of 6 weeks. The top 4 teams at the end of the season will then proceed to Playoffs with the final 2 teams flying over the LAN Grand Finals in Auckland, New Zealand with travel and accommodation covered by LPL. All LPL Pro games will be broadcast live on SKYTV in NZ and also on twitch.tv/letsplaylive

How can I compete in the LPL PRO?
The top three teams from Season 1 of Dota 2 Challenger will be invited to participate in the LPL PRO with the remaining three spots decided via open qualifier! Please click here to enter the open qualifier.

Please note that in order to compete in PRO, players in PRO must have an active subscription during the season. Find it here.

Please read the LPL PRO Dota 2 ANZ Championship 2019 ruleset. Click here. By signing up to the Open Qualifier, you will have agreed to the LPL PRO ruleset.

What is the format of the Open Qualifier?
The PRO Open Qualifier will be a Double Elimination Bo1 format with the top 3 teams moving to the PRO Division.

PRO Division Breakdown
1. Athletico
2. TBC
3. Dark Sided
4. 1st Place from PRO Open Qualifier
5. 2nd Place from PRO Open Qualifier
6. 3rd Place from PRO Open Qualifier

PRO Open Qualifier Dates:
PRO Open Qualifier Sign Ups Ends: 16/05/2019
PRO Open Qualifier Begins: 17/05/2019
PRO Open Qualifier Ends: 19/05/2019

PRO Division Dates*:
PRO Division (Round 1): 30/05/2019
PRO Division (Round 2): 6/06/2019
PRO Division (Round 3): 13/06/2019
PRO Division (Round 4): 20/06/2019
PRO Division (Round 5): 27/06/2019
PRO Division Semi Finals 1: 4/06/2019
PRO Division Semi Finals 2: 11/06/2019
PRO Division LAN Grand Finals: 18/06/2019

*All PRO Division games are broadcast on Thursday 8PM NZST/6PM AEST on SKYTV and on Twitch.

On behalf of the entire LPL Admin Team, we would like to wish every team competing the best of luck for the Open Qualifier and we are thrilled to broadcast and hold the LPL PRO Division. For any questions, do not hesitate to ask by posting in the announcement forum, or by contacting an admin via Support Ticket. Alternatively, you can join the community Discord channel!