8 Top Teams to Fight for $300K in DreamLeague Season 9
March 8, 2018
Eight invited and qualified teams are set to play at the DreamLeague Season 9 finals stage after the elimination round in China. The finals will play out at Stockholm, Sweden from March 21 to 25 with US$300,000 cash prizes and 300 Dota Pro-Circuit (DPC) points at stake.
Two of the eight invited teams might receive the highest odds among esportsbooks for the DreamLeague because of their high DPC points. These online sportsbooks include Bet365, Arcanebet, and William Hill because the sites previously provided betting markets for DreamLeague matches.
Season 9 Match Format and Other Details
The DreamLeague Season 9 finals will be held at the Monster Energy DreamHack Studios at Stockholm, Sweden. DreamHack Studios is the premier site for Dota matches and other esports content.
Each matchwill be a best-of-three round, except forthe grand finals match which will be a best-of-five round. The format of the finals is a double elimination bracket. The losing team during the quarterfinals and semifinals can still enter the grand finals from the second bracket.
The winner of the grand finals will take home US$125,000 and will receive 150 DPC points. The second place winner will get US$70,000 and 90 DPC, while both third and fourth place winners will settle for US$30,000 and 30 DPC. DPC points will be the sole criteria for any team to receive an invitation to the upcoming International 2018.
Who Are the Top Dota 2 Esports Teams?
Bitcoin sportsbooks might base their odds on the team’s current ranking in the Dota Pro Circuit and its past accomplishments. Here are the notable teams that bookies might favor.
Based on rankings and accomplishment, Team Liquid will get the favored spotlight among sports betting sites. Team Liquid ranks third in the current DPC ranking with 4,185 points. The team’s recent notable accomplishment is its victory in the recent win at the International 2017. During the International, Team Liquid started strong throughout the Group Stage, butdropped the ball during the quarterfinals when the team lost to Invictus Gaming. Team Liquid picked up the pace in the losing bracket and went on to defeat Newbee in the grand finals.
Another potential favorite is Team Secret who is the second invited team for DreamLeague Season 9. Team Secret outranks Team Liquid by taking the second spot with 4,260 points. Despite losing to Team Liquid in the last International, Team Secret gave Liquid a devastating beatdown at the DreamLeague Season 8 grand finals with a 3:0 score. The addition of FATA and Ace to the team in September could be the reason for team’s improved performance.
Newbee is also a candidate for high sports betting odds for the next DreamLeague. This team is fifth in the DPC rankings with 1,725 points. The qualified team from China took home the second place at the International 2017. One major accomplishment to take note of is the team’s victory against Team Liquid at the ESL One Genting 2018 in January. Newbee scored 3:2 over Liquid during the year’s first premier tiered Dota tournament.
Overall, Team Liquid may likely take the top favored spot among bookmakers. Newbee and Team Secret are a close second because of their recent victory against Liquid.