On Thursday, March 5th, the next event in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit season will begin as the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 kicks off with its Group Stage and the split of the teams into their groups has now been decided.
The third Minor in the DPC season is set to be held in Kiev, Ukraine and beginning in just over a week, the eight teams involved will begin their journey as they battle for the one spot at the ESL One Los Angeles Major. The group stage of the event will see the teams split into two groups of four each as they fight in a GSL format bracket where the top two teams from each group advance into the playoffs while the bottom two will be eliminated from the Minor.
- Business Associates
- Team Aster
- Boom Esports
- Gambit Esports
- Fighting Pandas
- NoPing e-Sports
With a prize pool of $300,000 on the line as well as a spot at the Major, the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 is definitely set to create some intense rivalries between all teams involved. While the likes of Forze and Gambit Esports will have the homeground advantage, they will have to fight the likes of Alliance, Aster, business associates and all other teams involved if they want to claim a CIS victory in Kiev.
All the Minor action from the Group Stages and the playoffs will be covered on the StarLadder Twitch channel starting from Thursday next week and running through the weekend. With this being the third Minor in the DPC, there are only a few chances left for teams to reach The International 2020, so it will be interesting to see which teams will come out on top and grab themselves a spot at ESL One Los Angeles.