The Defense Season 3

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[e][h]The Defense Season 3
TheDefense3.png
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Type:
Online
Location:
Europe Online
Number of Teams:
32
Format:
Group Stage
Double-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$20,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-11-26
End Date:
2013-03-30
Dota TV Ticket:
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
Gold.png Virtuslogo std.png
Silver.png Fnatic origlogo std.png
Bronze.png Dignitaslogo std.png
Copper.png Liquidlogo std.png

The Defense 3 is joinDOTA's third league-style tournament. Group stage play begins December 4 and runs through January 20.

Tournament Information[edit]

Prizepool[edit]

A total of $20,000 is split among the teams as seen below:

Format[edit]

Qualifying Tournament[1]
  • Up to 512.
  • Single-elimination until 32 teams left.
  • Double-elimination bracket from 32 teams onwards.
  • Triple-elimination bracket from 12 teams onwards.
  • Top 4 upper bracket teams qualify.
  • Top 2 middle bracket teams qualify.
  • Top 2 lower bracket teams qualify.
Group Stage[2]
  • 24 invited teams and 8 qualified teams are seeded into Group Play.
  • The 32 teams get divided into four groups of eight.
  • Every team plays one game against each of the seven opponents in its group.
  • The top four teams of each group advances to the playoffs.
  • All matches are played in a best of one series.
  • Tiebreaks are determined through Bo1 matches between the tied teams.
  • If tiebreaker matches leads to another tie the administration might announce an alternative tiebreaking format.
Playoffs[2]
  • The 16 teams are divided into upper- and lower bracket.
  • The top 2 teams from each group are seeded into the upper bracket.
  • The 3rd and 4th teams from each group are seeded into the lower bracket.
  • All matches except the finals are played in a best of three series.
  • The Grand Final is played in a best of five series.

Participating Teams[edit]

Invited Teams[edit]

Evil Geniuses
1Denmark Maelk 
2Canada Jeyo 
3USA Bdiz 
4USA Fear 
5USA DeMoN 
Fnatic.EU
1Denmark N0tail 
2Israel Fly 
3Sweden Era 
4Germany H4nn1 
5Finland Trixi 
3DMAX2
1Denmark Hyac 
2Denmark HeStEJoE-RoTTeN 
3Denmark Ace 
4Denmark HawaiiOo 
5Denmark NoiA 
iCCup
1Russia PGG 
2Germany Ede 
3Germany hex0r 
4Belarus wejustzik 
5Belarus j4 
DD.Dota6
1Denmark CalculuS 
2Denmark Link 
3Denmark Ryze 
4France Sockshka 
5France 7ckngMad 
NEXT.kz
1Kazakhstan Mantis 
2Kazakhstan eQual 
3Kazakhstan Stalcat 
4Kazakhstan LuCky 
5Kazakhstan FF 
Baguette5
1Switzerland v0ja 
2France Hugo 
3France marSu 
4France paztO 
5Belgium SlaVe 
ROOT Gaming
1Argentina DDX- 
2USA Fun 
3USA KoReYa- 
4USA monkeys- 
5USA Taku 
mousesports3
1Germany KuroKy 
2Germany Black^ 
3Germany Alex 
4Germany FATA 
5Germany paS 
Virtus.pro
1Ukraine KSi 
2Russia NS 
3Russia Santa 
4Russia Crazy 
5Russia Illidan 

Qualified Teams[edit]

1 Former CNB e-Sports Club [3]
2 Gamer University was signed by 3DMAX. [4]
3 Team Zero were signed by mousesports. [5]
4 FUBAR and 4FC replaced Shiba-Gaming and uebelst-gamynG due to roster changes. [6]
5 eVo and FUBAR merged into Svenhunterz. Baguette was invited to fill the gap. [7]
6 Formerly MYM
7 Replaced Vlad's First
8 Formerly compLexity Gaming
9 Formerly Artyk Gaming
10 Replacing Bitches love Cake after splitting up in 2 teams
11 Pulse eSports dropped out, Lions Pride replacing them and keeping the old score. [8]
12 Formerly Romy And The Rest. [9]
13We haz Asian disbanding during Group Stage. [10] Remaining games counting as lost.
14Mortal Teamwork shut down; the team continued to play together under the tag Re-defining Madness.

Full team rosters are available here. Qualifier bracket can be found here

Results[edit]


Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports 7-0
2. Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro 4-3
3. Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 4-3
4. Absolutelegendslogo std.png aL.Academy 4-3
5. Nexlogo std.png Nex Impetus 3-4
5. Lionspridelogo std.png Lions Pride 3-4
7. Iccuplogo std.png iCCup 2-5
8. Dotalogo std.png When in Mood 1-6

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Empirelogo orig std.png Team Empire 6-1
1. Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 6-1
3. 4fclogo std.png 4 Friends + Chrillee 5-2
4. Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork 3-4
5. Hwalogo std.png HWA Gaming 2-5
5. Painlogo std.png paiN Gaming 2-5
5. Kaipilogo std.png Kaipi 2-5
5. Nextlogo std.png NEXT.kz 2-5

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. Nthlogo std.png No Tidehunter 5-2
1. Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses 5-2
3. Dddotalogo std.png DD.Dota 4-3
4. Gulogo std.png Gamer University 4-3
5. Turtlelogo std.png Turtle Masters 4-3
6. Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.NA 3-4
7. Shzlogo std.png Svenhunterz 2-5
8. Whalogo std.png We haz Asian 1-6

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU 7-0
2. 3dmaxlogo std.png 3DMAX 5-2
3. Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere 5-2
4. Absolutelegendslogo std.png Absolute Legends 4-3
5. Xx5logo std.png XX5 Gaming 3-4
6. Baguettelogo std.png Baguette 2-5
6. Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming 2-5
8. Qwertlogo std.png QWERT12345 0-7
Click here for more match details.

Playoffs[edit]

  • All matches except the finals are played in a best of three series.
  • The grand final is played in a best out of five series.
  • Empire and Dignitas were tied first in Group B and seeded randomly into the Winner's Bracket.
  • EG and No Tidehunter were tied first in Group C and seeded randomly into the Winner's Bracket.
  • Due to mTw disbanding after the group stage, the team plays under the tag Re-defining Madness.

Bracket[edit]

 

 

Winners' Round 1
Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports
1
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2
Nthlogo std.png No Tidehunter
2
3dmaxlogo std.png Team 3DMAX
1
Empirelogo orig std.png Team Empire
1
Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
2
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
1
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
2
Winners' Round 2
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
2
Nthlogo std.png No Tidehunter
0
Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
2
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
0
Winners' Finals
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
1
Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
2
Losers' Round 1
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2
Redefiningmlogo std.png Re-defining Madness
0
Dddotalogo std.png DD.Dota
2
Absolutelegendslogo std.png Absolute Legends
1
4fclogo std.png 4 Friends + Chrillee
2
Absolutelegendslogo std.png aL.Academy
0
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
2
Gulogo std.png Gamer University
0
Losers' Round 2
3dmaxlogo std.png Team 3DMAX
0
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2
Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports
2
Dddotalogo std.png DD.Dota
0
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
2
4fclogo std.png 4 Friends + Chrillee
0
Empirelogo orig std.png Team Empire
1
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
2
Losers' Round 3
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2
Mousesportslogo std.png mousesports
1
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
2
Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere
1
Losers' Round 4
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
0
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2
Nthlogo std.png No Tidehunter
0
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
2
Losers' Round 5
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
0
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
2
Losers' Finals
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
0
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
2
Grand Finals
Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
3
Fnatic origlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
2
Click here for more match details.

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