The Defense Season 3

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The Defense Season 3
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
 Virtus.pro
 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 Prize Team
1st  $10,000 Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
2nd $5,000 Fnatic Fnatic.EU
3rd  $3,500 Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
4th  $1,500 Team Liquid 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
Absolute Legends Absolute Legends Fnatic Fnatic.NA Natus Vincere Natus Vincere Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
Nex Impetus Nex Impetus 1 Team 3DMAX Team 3DMAX 2 NEXT.kz NEXT.kz Team Empire Team Empire
Team Liquid Team Liquid 8 ICCup iCCup No Tidehunter No Tidehunter Mousesports mousesports 3
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses Kaipi Kaipi Lions Pride Lions Pride 11 4 Friends + Chrillee 4 Friends + Chrillee 4
Svenhunterz Svenhunterz 4, 5 DD.Dota DD.Dota 6 ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
Fnatic Fnatic.EU MTw Mortal Teamwork Baguette Baguette 5 We haz Asian We haz Asian 13
Qualified teams
AL.Academy aL.Academy 12 QWERT12345 QWERT12345 Gamer University Gamer University 9 PaiN Gaming paiN Gaming
XX5 Gaming XX5 Gaming HWA Gaming HWA Gaming When in Mood When in Mood 10 Turtle Masters 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. Mousesports mousesports 7-0
2. 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
 * Mortal Teamwork ceases operation and
is now playing as Re-defining madness

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 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 7-0
2. Team 3DMAX Team 3DMAX 5-2
3. 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]

 

Winner's Round 1
Mousesports mousesports
1
Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
2
No Tidehunter No Tidehunter
2
Team 3DMAX Team 3DMAX
1
Team Empire Team Empire
1
Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
2
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
1
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
2
Winner's Round 2
Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
2
No Tidehunter No Tidehunter
0
Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
2
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
0
Winner's Finals
Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
1
Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
2
Loser's Round 1
Team Liquid Team Liquid
2
Re-defining Madness Re-defining Madness
0
DD.Dota DD.Dota
2
Absolute Legends Absolute Legends
1
4 Friends + Chrillee 4 Friends + Chrillee
2
AL.Academy aL.Academy
0
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
2
Gamer University Gamer University
0
Loser's Round 2
Team 3DMAX Team 3DMAX
0
Team Liquid Team Liquid
2
Mousesports mousesports
2
DD.Dota DD.Dota
0
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
2
4 Friends + Chrillee 4 Friends + Chrillee
0
Team Empire Team Empire
1
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
2
Loser's Round 3
Team Liquid Team Liquid
2
Mousesports mousesports
1
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
2
Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
1
Loser's Round 4
Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
0
Team Liquid Team Liquid
2
No Tidehunter No Tidehunter
0
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
2
Loser's Round 5
Team Liquid Team Liquid
0
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
2
Loser's Finals
Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
0
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
2
Grand Finals
Virtus.pro Virtus.pro
3
Fnatic Fnatic.EU
2
Click here for more match details.

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