North American Dota Challengers League will officially launch this October immediately following the first Valve minor qualifier. The league will continue throughout the year while avoiding any conflicting dates with the DPC qualifiers.

The Challengers League’s goal will be to create a semi-professional league within North America. The league will also be an opportunity for aspiring professional players to earn some income for the hard work they put into the game. Any unsponsored NA Dota 2 team or player that is not presently being paid to play competitively will be eligible.                    

The league format will be familiar to most Dota 2 players. An initial qualifying tournament will determine eight teams to participate in an 8-team league/group stage culminating in a 4-team best of 3 single elimination tournament. Open viewing on Twitch will be available during league play.

The league prize money will be distributed in a relatively flat structure from top to bottom allowing even the last place team to earn income for competing in the league. An initial prize pool will be established and supplemented with donations during the event distributed to the 8-teams.  More information will be available soon on the official NADCL Discord channel, https://discord.gg/ex4H6qB,  where league-registration and instructions are located.