The Defense Season 3

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[e][h]The Defense Season 3
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Type:
Online
Format:
Group Stage
Double-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$20,000
Start Date:
2012-11-26
End Date:
2013-03-30
Dota TV Ticket:
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Website
Winners
 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro
 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU
 Team Dignitas
 Team Liquid

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:

Place $ USD Team
1st $10,000 Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
2nd $5,000 Fnatic/Fnatic.EU Fnatic.EU
3rd $3,500 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
4th $1,500 Team Liquid Team Liquid
5th-6th - Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
No Tidehunter No Tidehunter
7th-8th - Natus Vincere/Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Mousesports mousesports
9th-12th - Team Empire Team Empire
4 Friends + Chrillee 4 Friends + Chrillee
DD.Dota DD.Dota
Team 3DMAX 3DMAX
13th-16th - Gamer University Gamer University
Romy And The Rest Romy And The Rest
Absolute Legends Absolute Legends
Re-defining Madness Re-defining Madness
17th-32nd - Nex Impetus Nex Impetus
HWA Gaming HWA Gaming
Turtle Masters Turtle Masters
XX5 Gaming XX5 Gaming
Lions Pride Lions Pride
PaiN Gaming paiN Gaming
Fnatic/Fnatic.NA Fnatic.NA
Baguette Baguette
ICCup iCCup
Kaipi Kaipi
Svenhunterz Svenhunterz
ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
When in Mood When in Mood
NEXT.kz NEXT.kz
We haz Asian We haz Asian
QWERT12345 QWERT12345

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]

Absolute Legends
1  Romania ComeWithMe 
2  Romania Freezer 
3  Netherlands SexyBamboe 
4  Romania S0ny 
5  Denmark MaNia 
Nex Impetus1
1  Brazil Darky 
2  Brazil 'track_ 
3  Brazil Klotz 
4  Brazil Lelaps 
5  Brazil Shakir4 
Team Liquid8
1  USA FLUFFNSTUFF 
2  USA ixmike88 
3  Canada TC 
4  USA Korok 
5  USA BuLba 
Evil Geniuses
1  Denmark Maelk 
2  Canada Jeyo 
3  USA Bdiz 
4  USA Fear 
5  USA DeMoN 
Svenhunterz4, 5
1  Sweden GoAudio 
2  Sweden Quix- 
3  Sweden chw 
4  Sweden BlueberryNinja 
5  Sweden Werne 
Fnatic.EU
1  Denmark N0tail 
2  Israel Fly 
3  Sweden Era 
4  Germany H4nn1 
5  Finland Trixi 
Fnatic.NA
1  USA SMURF- 
2  USA Tabako 
3  USA DurpDurp 
4  USA whiteBeard 
5  USA Rolo 
3DMAX2
1  Denmark Hyac 
2  Denmark HeStEJoE-RoTTeN 
3  Denmark Ace 
4  Denmark HawaiiOo 
5  Denmark NoiA 
iCCup
1  Russia PGG 
2  Germany Ede 
3  Germany hex0r 
4  Belarus Wejusztik 
5  Belarus j4 
Kaipi
1   rmN- 
2  Sweden pieliedie 
3  Lebanon BABARRR 
4  Serbia Tzar 
5  Sweden walleater 
DD.Dota6
1  Denmark CalculuS 
2  Denmark LINK 
3  Denmark Ryze 
4  France Sockshka 
5  France 7ckingMad 
Re-defining Madness14
1  Denmark syndereN 
2  Sweden Matrim 
3  Slovakia Tulex 
4  Slovakia Warlog 
5  Netherlands Dutch_Freak 
Natus Vincere
1  Estonia Puppey 
2  Russia ARS-ART 
3  Russia LighTofHeaveN 
4  Ukraine Dendi 
5  Ukraine XBOCT 
NEXT.kz
1  Kazakhstan Mantis 
2  Kazakhstan eQual 
3  Kazakhstan Stalcat 
4  Kazakhstan LuCky 
5  Kazakhstan FF 
No Tidehunter
1  Canada EternaLEnVy 
2  Sweden AdmiralBulldog 
3  Sweden s4 
4  Sweden Loda 
5  Sweden Akke 
Lions Pride11
1  Russia Massacre 
2  Russia androidP 
3  Russia XaKoH 
4  Russia Stalk 
5  Russia Vigoss 
Baguette5
1  Switzerland v0ja 
2  France Hugo 
3  France marSu 
4  France paztO 
5  Belgium SlaVe 
ROOT Gaming
1  Argentina DDX- 
2  USA Fun 
3  USA KoReYa- 
4  USA monkeys- 
5  USA Taku 
Team Dignitas
1  USA Fogged 
2  USA Sneyking 
3  USA Tidesoftime 
4  Canada Aui_2000 
5  Canada Waytosexy 
Team Empire
1  Russia blowyourbrain 
2  Russia Scandal 
3  Ukraine Funn1k 
4  Ukraine Goblak 
5  Russia Silent 
mousesports3
1  Germany KuroKy 
2  Germany Black^ 
3  Germany Alex 
4  Germany FATA 
5  Germany paS 
4 Friends + Chrillee4
1  Sweden strangby 
2  Sweden bomberg 
3  Sweden eresloco 
4  Sweden Noez 
5  Sweden Chrillee 
Virtus.pro
1  Ukraine KSi 
2  Russia NS 
3  Russia Santa 
4  Russia Crazy 
5  Russia Illidan 
We haz Asian13
1  Denmark hiphopNOTpop 
2  Germany RMC 
3  Denmark unicornxoxo 
4  Germany Cry))asia 
5  Denmark Cr1t- 

Qualified Teams[edit]

Romy And The Rest12
1  United Kingdom blr 
2  Iceland chroMium 
3  Iceland linkoo 
4  Iceland Romy 
5  Germany pandasaurusrex 
XX5 Gaming
1  Russia Alba 
2  Russia Nexus 
3  Russia Sedoy 
4  Russia STALIANER 
5  Belarus zxc 
QWERT12345
1  Poland Nemerianos 
2  Poland orq 
3  Poland sasu 
4  Poland Tayschrenn 
5  Poland Vex 
HWA Gaming
1  Turkey Elwind 
2  Turkey Frasty 
3  Turkey Gaelsecha 
4  Turkey Stansfield 
5  Turkey Yobi 
Gamer University9
1  Peru iwo 
2  Peru Masoku 
3  Peru mstco 
4  Peru Nova 
5  Peru Smash 
When in Mood10
1  Denmark Buller 
2  Netherlands Deadmage 
3  Netherlands Evilsnear 
4  Netherlands Realdivine 
5  Germany Fire 
Pain Gaming
1  Brazil PAADA 
2  Brazil GrentxD 
3  Brazil ChiNa 
4  Brazil PriDe 
5  Brazil KINGRD 
Turtle Masters7
1  USA Blitz 
2  Sweden EGM 
3  Sweden Hailo 
4  Sweden Niqua 
5  Sweden Smulgullig 

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. Mousesports mousesports 7-0
2. Virtus.pro/Virtus.pro Virtus.pro 4-3
3. Team Liquid Team Liquid 4-3
4. AL.Academy aL.Academy 4-3
5. Nex Impetus Nex Impetus 3-4
5. Lions Pride Lions Pride 3-4
7. ICCup iCCup 2-5
8. When in Mood When in Mood 1-6

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Team Empire Team Empire 6-1
1. Team Dignitas Team Dignitas 6-1
3. 4 Friends + Chrillee 4 Friends + Chrillee 5-2
4. MTw Mortal Teamwork 3-4
5. HWA Gaming HWA Gaming 2-5
5. PaiN Gaming paiN Gaming 2-5
5. Kaipi Kaipi 2-5
5. NEXT.kz NEXT.kz 2-5

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. No Tidehunter No Tidehunter 5-2
1. Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses 5-2
3. DD.Dota DD.Dota 4-3
4. Gamer University Gamer University 4-3
5. Turtle Masters Turtle Masters 4-3
6. Fnatic/Fnatic.NA Fnatic.NA 3-4
7. Svenhunterz Svenhunterz 2-5
8. We haz Asian We haz Asian 1-6

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. Fnatic/Fnatic.EU Fnatic.EU 7-0
2. Team 3DMAX 3DMAX 5-2
3. Natus Vincere/Natus Vincere Natus Vincere 5-2
4. Absolute Legends Absolute Legends 4-3
5. XX5 Gaming XX5 Gaming 3-4
6. Baguette Baguette 2-5
6. ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming 2-5
8. QWERT12345 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
mousesports
1
Team Dignitas
2
No Tidehunter
2
Team 3DMAX
1
Team Empire
1
Virtus.pro
2
Fnatic.EU
1
Evil Geniuses
2
Winners' Round 2
Team Dignitas
2
No Tidehunter
0
Virtus.pro
2
Evil Geniuses
0
Winners' Finals
Team Dignitas
1
Virtus.pro
2
Losers' Round 1
Team Liquid
2
Re-defining Madness
0
DD.Dota
2
Absolute Legends
1
4 Friends + Chrillee
2
aL.Academy
0
Natus Vincere
2
Gamer University
0
Losers' Round 2
Team 3DMAX
0
Team Liquid
2
mousesports
2
DD.Dota
0
Fnatic.EU
2
4 Friends + Chrillee
0
Team Empire
1
Natus Vincere
2
Losers' Round 3
Team Liquid
2
mousesports
1
Fnatic.EU
2
Natus Vincere
1
Losers' Round 4
Evil Geniuses
0
Team Liquid
2
No Tidehunter
0
Fnatic.EU
2
Losers' Round 5
Team Liquid
0
Fnatic.EU
2
Losers' Finals
Team Dignitas
0
Fnatic.EU
2
Grand Finals
Virtus.pro
3
Fnatic.EU
2
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