A few rumours started circulating over the past couple of weeks that all stated that the ESL was soon set to announce a revamp of the ESL Dota 2 circuit. Well, that has come to fruition as the esports body has now detailed the ESL Dreamleague.
Set to kick off next month on April 9 and run until April 23, the Dreamleague will start once the Dota Pro Circuit's Division 1 concludes, and will see the best teams from around the world competing in LAN tournaments, with the first being held in Europe and boasting a $1 million prize pool, and the next being one between June 11-25, all before the Riyadh Masters tournament, set for July 17-30.
As for who will be competing in the ESL Dreamleague, we're told that "only the very best teams from around the world will be invited to compete", but that those who are invited will be "invested in renovating the previous ESL World Rankings system for Dota to the new and improved EPT Ranking System".
The format for the ESL Dreamleague will also be vastly different, and will now conclude of two weeks of play, two group stages, and one playoffs, per each major event. Despite this shorter format, we are still promised "a LOT of games."
As for where you can watch the ESL Dreamleague, you can find the stream here.