Season 3 2019: Dota 2

Prize Pool:



Best of 2


Amateur, Challenger, PRO

Start Date:

July 31st 2019

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General info

Welcome everyone to Season 3 of Dota 2 with LPL!

We had an extremely successful Dota 2 season in Season 2 and we are thrilled to bring you another season of Dota 2! Many congratulations to the winners of 2019 Season 2 Dota 2 teams. We hope to see all teams return for another season. As stated in our Season 2 announcement, our intent is to introduce a pathway for the Dota 2 community, so the teams and players can be broken up into different skill groups, to provide fair games against equal opponents, while providing a way to climb those divisions until you reach the top.

Signs up will be available for those residing in Australia and New Zealand. Registrations will open on the 1st August 2019.

Season 3 of Dota 2 will commence on August 13th 2019 & will conclude October 9th 2019.

All divisions will be open for any users residing in Australia or New Zealand to compete in.

Amateur: $500, subscription required.
Challenger: $1,050, subscription required, invite only Division.
Pro: $2,750, subscription required, invite only Division.

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

A full list of competition rules can be found here.

Due to feedback received from Season 2, all games during the regular play will be a Best of 2! Playoffs will be a Best of 3, with the Grand Finals being Best of 5. The default tiebreaker is Head to Head. If the tie is not broken using Head to Head, a Best of One single round robin will be played with the tied teams. If this still does not break the tie, admins may declare to use time rating for the tiebreaker rounds played. For avoidance of doubt, time rating rules will be explained in the rules here.

Amateur will be an elo based ladder, with 3 matches assigned per 12 days. Teams are required to update their available match times weekly and the website will auto-assign teams to play against each other. The top 4 teams with the highest elo by the end of the regular play will move to Playoffs.

The Challenger Division will be a round robin format and will have matches scheduled throughout each week for seven weeks. The top 4 teams with the highest amount of wins by the end of regular play will move to Playoffs.

The PRO Division will be a round robin format and have matches scheduled each Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7PM AEST. The top 4 teams with the highest amount of wins by the end of regular play will move to Playoffs. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the PRO Division will not have a LAN and will be only be played online.

PRO Division teams may only reschedule matches with a legitimate reason provided to an administrator, and may only be done once within the regular season, any further reschedule requests will become forfeits (except in special cases). To reschedule, an administrator must give you permission, and each request will be decided on a case by case basis.

Division Breakdown
1. Athletico
2. Shutdown ESC
3. 1st PRO FFYI
4. 2nd PRO FFYI
5. 3rd PRO FFYI
6. 4th PRO FFYI

1. 5th PRO FFYI
2. 6th PRO FFYI
3. 7th PRO FFYI
4. 8th PRO FFYI
5. AGN
6. Crumb Cleaners
7. 1st Challenger FFYI
8. 2nd Challenger FFYI

1. 3rd Challenger FFYI
2. 4th Challenger FFYI

More Information

Key Dates
Announce Date: 17 July
FFYI: 1 August - 12 August

Week 1 Amateur, Challenger and PRO: 13 August-19 August
Week 2 Amateur, Challenger and PRO: 20 August-26 August
Week 3 Amateur, Challenger and PRO: 27 August-2 September
Week 4 Amateur, Challenger and PRO: 3 September-9 September
Week 5 Amateur, Challenger and PRO: 10 September-16 September

Week 6 Pro (Semi #1) - 17 September
Week 6 Pro (Semi #2) - 18 September
Week 6 Amateur and Challenger - 17 September-23 September

Week 7 Pro (Grand Finals) - 24 September
Week 7 Amateur and Challenger - 24 September-1 October

Week 8 +9 Amateur and Challenger PLAYOFFS - 2 October-14 October

To determine the remaining teams invited to the higher division, we will be holding an closed qualifier on 1 August through until 8 August to determine who gets placed where. Matches will be Bo1 in a Double Elimination bracket with the top places being invited to the higher Division. Please be aware this is NOT AN ODC (One Day Cup). Matches will start on the Thursday and be scheduled by the teams when they can both find time until the following Thursday, where remaining matches will be forced to be played from 7PM on the 2nd Thursday.

Once this season is over, we will hold this relegations again to decide which teams promote and demote in to Challenger and Pro from all 3 divisions.

Relegations will be set up Thursday 1 August before the start of this season.

Prize Distribution
Pro: $2,750
1st - $1000
2nd - $650
3rd - $350
4th - $350
5th - $200
6th - $200

Challenger: $1,050
1st - $200 + Free team subscription for the next season
2nd - $200
3rd - $125
4th - $125
5th - $100
6th - $100
7th - $100
8th - $100

Amateur: $500
1st - $150 + Free team subscription for the next season
2nd - $150
3rd - $100
4th - $100

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Connect with us
On behalf of the entire LPL Admin Team, we would like to wish every team competing the best of luck for the next coming weeks. For any questions, do not hesitate to ask by either posting in the forum announcement, or contacting an admin via Support Ticket. Alternatively, you can join the community Discord channel.

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