Captains Draft 3.0
Captains Draft 3.0 is split into three rounds: qualifiers, group stage, and playoffs. A total of 14 teams will fight through the rounds until 1 winner is crowned champion in the final best of 5 series.
- 8-team double elimination bracket, all best-of-3.
- Top two teams move on to the Group Stage.
- Top 2 teams from the qualifier join 6 directly invited teams.
- 8 teams are split into 2 groups of 4 for best-of-3 round robin.
- 4-team double elimination bracket, all best-of-3 with best-of-5 finals.
- Top 2 from each group seed into upper bracket.
- Bottom 2 from each group seed into lower bracket.
The initial prize pool of the tournament was $100,000 USD, which was increased through the sale of in-game tickets and cosmetics. At the end of the tournament, the total prize pool was $124,154.
- "Captains Draft 3.0 - Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker". dota2.prizetrac.kr. 2016-02-18. Retrieved 2016-04-29.