The Defense Season 3

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The Defense Season 3
TheDefense3.png
League Information
Organizer: joinDOTA
Sponsor: ROCCAT
own3Dtv
Event Type: Online
Format: Group Stage
Double-elimination Bracket
Prize pool: $20,000
Start Date: 2012-11-26
End Date: 2013-03-30
Website: http://www.the-defense.com/
Dota TV Ticket: $9.99
Winners
Gold.png Virtuslogo std.png
Silver.png Fnaticlogo 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:

Place Prize Team
Gold.png1st  $10,000 Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
Silver.png2nd $5,000 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.EU
Bronze.png3rd  $3,500 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Copper.png4th  $1,500 Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid

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
Allogo std.png Absolute Legends Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.NA Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Nexlogo std.png Nex Impetus 1 3dmaxlogo std.png Team 3DMAX 2 Nextlogo std.png NEXT.kz Empirelogo std.png Team Empire
Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 8 Iccuplogo std.png iCCup Nthlogo std.png No Tidehunter Mouzlogo std.png mousesports 3
Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses Kaipilogo std.png Kaipi Lionspridelogo std.png Lions Pride 11 4fclogo std.png 4 Friends + Chrillee 4
Shzlogo std.png Svenhunterz 4, 5 Dddotalogo std.png DD.Dota 6 Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro
Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.EU Mtwlogo std.png Mortal Teamwork Baguettelogo std.png Baguette 5 Whalogo std.png We haz Asian 13
Qualified teams
Allogo std.png aL.Academy 12 Qwertlogo std.png QWERT12345 Gulogo std.png Gamer University 9 Painlogo std.png paiN Gaming
Xx5logo std.png XX5 Gaming Hwalogo std.png HWA Gaming Dotalogo std.png When in Mood 10 Turtlelogo std.png Turtle Masters 7

Full team rosters are available here.

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.

Qualifier bracket can be found here

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. Mouzlogo std.png mousesports 7-0
2. Virtuslogo std.png Virtus.pro 4-3
3. Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid 4-3
4. Allogo 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 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
 * Mortal Teamwork ceases operation and
is now playing as Re-defining madness

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. Fnaticlogo 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. Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic.EU 7-0
2. 3dmaxlogo std.png Team 3DMAX 5-2
3. Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere 5-2
4. Allogo 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]

 

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

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