OpTic Gaming Captain Launches North American Dota Challengers League
Peter “ppd” Dager, the captain and hard support player of OpTic Gaming, has recently introduced the North American Dota Challengers League (NADCL). This in-house league aims to provide aspiring North American pub stars and semi-professional teams with the opportunity to compete in a challenging environment.
The announcement of this league was made by ppd himself earlier today, accompanied by an official press release.
Strictly Non-Professional and Unsponsored Teams
The NADCL is exclusively open to Dota 2 teams that are completely unsponsored, making it a strictly non-professional league, as stated in the press release. Initially, teams will need to go through a preliminary qualifier tournament, from which eight teams will advance to the league. The main phase of the competition will follow a traditional tournament format, starting with a group stage and concluding with a four-team best-of-three single-elimination bracket.
Cash Prizes for All Participating Teams
The NADCL will offer cash prizes to teams based on their performance, giving unsponsored squads the chance to earn money. The press release also reveals that the prize money will be distributed in a relatively even manner.
This means that even teams finishing last will not leave empty-handed. The exact amount of the prize pool has not been disclosed at this time.
A Platform for Up and Coming Players
In the press release, ppd expressed his belief that this league will be a great opportunity for aspiring players to develop essential teamwork and game knowledge skills. He adds that there are numerous talented Dota 2 players in North America who either don’t have the means or the willingness to create opportunities for themselves, and the NADCL aims to help them.
The NADCL is set to launch in October, following the first qualifier tournament of the 2018-2019 Pro Circuit season. More information will be provided soon through the league’s official Discord channel.
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