Updated: September 25 (added final results).
DreamLeague returns with the 21st edition on September 18, as the final premier DOTA event on the calendar before The International begins in October. Twelve of the best DOTA 2 teams from around the world will be jetting off to Europe to compete online for the incredible prize pool of $1,000,000.
The ESL Pro Tour has already fielded two other tournaments this season, where Gaimin Gladiators snatched both victories in DreamLeague S19 and S20. Will they make it a third time lucky? Read on for the DreamLeague S21 standings, schedule, and more!
DreamLeague Season 2 features a new format compared to DreamLeague Season 20, with just one Group Stage to kick the events off. Since the competition only spans across seven days, both the Group Stage and Playoffs will encompass three and a half days, with the Grand Final on September 24.
Twelve teams will compete in this top-tier international DOTA 2 tournament. Six teams will be representing Western Europe, three from Eastern Europe, and one team each from North America, South America, and Southeast Asia.
The teams below were all invited to DreamLeague S21 based on their EPT ranking system. No official player rosters have been confirmed yet, but watch this space!
Western Europe has some of the best teams in the professional DOTA 2 scene. Gaimin Gladiators have reigned supreme in the Lima, Berlin, and Bali Majors for a triple hat trick this season and are looking strong coming into DreamLeague Season 21.
The remaining teams representing Western Europe also make up the other top slots on the EPT ranking system.
Eastern Europe boasts some solid teams for their region, namely 9Pandas (formerly Ex-Hellraisers), BetBoom Team, and Team Spirit, the latter of which claimed the crown at Riyadh Masters 2023.
Since DreamLeague Season 21 is more of a "mini boot camp" before the events of The International, Southeast Asia only has one team representing them this time.
North America also has one team representing their home region: Shopify Rebellion. They have had a disappointing run in the 2023 DPC season, but it's never too late to turn their luck around!
Finishing off the DreamLeague Season 21 team roster is South America with the legendary Evil Geniuses, with their player roster still being confirmed.
DreamLeague Season 21 begins on September 18, spanning seven days, ending on September 24. All times listed will be in BST below, and match winners will be in bold (matches marked with an * tied). The schedule for the playoffs will be posted below as soon as the qualifying teams are decided.
For DOTA 2 fans wanting to watch the events unfold live, there will be primary, secondary, and tertiary streams available in English on the official Twitch channels for any games happening simultaneously.
Livestreams and VODs will also be uploaded to the YouTube channel embedded below.
Entity, Tundra Esports
Gaimin Gladiators, 9Pandas
Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses
Talon Esports, Quest Esports
This article will be updated to reflect all changes in the standings, match winners, and upcoming schedules, so stay tuned! If you're looking for more gaming news, you've come to the right place! Check out our Same Game Combos for esports, CS2 release date, Overwatch 2 crosshairs, and the latest LoL patch notes!