It's been a long time since League featured at a Dreamhack event and just like MLG, they decided to pick the game back up for their summer event in Sweden.
If i say a long time it means around a year and a half. At the very beginning of 2011, Dreamhack hosted the season 1 championship finals, back then they had 100.000 + viewers, a rare thing to see at the time. The event itself wasn't as big as the recent MLG spectator wise though, something which will probably have changed seeing that LoL has really took off in 2012. The event will feature 8 teams in the main tournament who will be competing from Saturday on wards to Tuesday for a $ 40.000 prize pool.
Before the main tournament kicks off, there will first be a BYOC-tournament at the venue. The bracket can go up to 128 teams and some notable teams who registered are TCM
and off course CLG.eu
, Despite not qualifying, they still managed to travel to Dreamhack in quite a unique way. They didn't reach the top4 of the final qualifier which by some reason saw them possibly not attend due to CLG not willing to pay the flight and accomodation costs. The players from CLG.eu reacted by making a post on Reddit where they asked the community to donate money so they would still be able to compete. In only 2 hours they secured all the money they needed, about €3500, thanks to the community of Reddit and their fans.
The teams who did manage to qualify online are, Moscow 5, Absolute Legends, Curse.eu and Fnatic
. They'll play in the groupstage with the other 4 of the BYOC-qualifier. These matches will be bo1. The bracket is single elimination with best of 3. if you want to rewatch any of online qualifier matches you can check out Quickshot's youtube: Here
As is the standard today, the matches will be streamed and casted by "Joe Miller" and "Deman", you can check out the stream: Here
. The on site BYOC-Qualifiers will also be showed on twitch.
Schedule for Dreamhack:
*Note that these times are in CET so -2 hours for GMT.
We will be covering the event here at cadred so keep an eye on the match ticker and other posts that are coming your way., you can follow all the action from Dreamhack: Here
* Saturday 16 June
15:00 – Registration for the BYOC Qualification closes
18:00 – BYOC Qualification: Round Of 64
19:00 – BYOC Qualification: Round Of 32
20:00 – BYOC Qualification: Round Of 16
21:00 – BYOC Qualification: Round Of 8
22:00 – BYOC Qualification: Round Of 4:1
23:00 – BYOC Qualification: Round Of 4:2
* Sunday 17 June
10:00 – Group A Round 1
12:00 – Group A Round 2
14:00 – Group A Round 3
17:00 – Group B Round 1
19:00 – Group B Round 2
21:00 – Group B Round 3
* Monday 18 June
10:00 – Semi final 1, BO3
13:00 – Semi final 2, BO3
16:00 – Grand Final Map 1, Tournament Area
18:30 – Grand Final Map 2 & 3 (If Needed), DreamArena Extreme