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The Defense Season 3

[e][h]The Defense Season 3
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Type:
Online
Location:
World World
Dates:
Nov 26, 2012 - Mar 30, 2013
Teams:
32
Format:
Group Stage
Double-elimination Bracket
Prize Pool:
$20,000 USD
Dota TV Ticket:
Liquipedia Tier:
Links

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:

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[edit]

Qualified Teams[edit]

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.
14Mortal Teamwork shut down; the team continued to play together under the tag Re-defining Madness.

Full team rosters are available here. Qualifier bracket can be found here

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. mousesports 7-0
2. Virtus.pro 4-3
3. Team Liquid 4-3
4. aL.Academy 4-3
5. Nex Impetus 3-4
5. Lions Pride 3-4
7. iCCup 2-5
8. When in Mood 1-6

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Team Empire1 6-1
1. Team Dignitas1 6-1
3. 4 Friends + Chrillee 5-2
4. Mortal Teamwork 3-4
5. HWA Gaming 2-5
5. paiN Gaming 2-5
5. Kaipi 2-5
5. NEXT.kz 2-5

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. No Tidehunter2 5-2
1. Evil Geniuses2 5-2
3. DD.Dota 4-3
4. Gamer University 4-3
5. Turtle Masters 4-3
6. Fnatic.NA 3-4
7. Svenhunterz 2-5
8. We haz Asian 1-6

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. Fnatic.EU 7-0
2. 3DMAX 5-2
3. Natus Vincere 5-2
4. Absolute Legends 4-3
5. XX5 Gaming 3-4
6. Baguette 2-5
6. ROOT Gaming 2-5
8. QWERT12345 0-7


1 Empire and Dignitas were tied first in Group B and seeded randomly into the Winner's Bracket.
2 EG and No Tidehunter were tied first in Group C and seeded randomly into the Winner's Bracket.
Click here for more match details.

Playoffs[edit]

 

 

Upper Bracket R1
mousesports
1
February 6, 2013 - 18:10 UTC
Keeper of the Light Gyrocopter Rubick Phantom Lancer Enigma
Nyx Assassin Chaos Knight Windranger Lone Druid Puck
34m38s
Dark Seer Queen of Pain Faceless Void Venomancer Enigma
Rubick Gyrocopter Puck Bane Clinkz
42m43s
Dark Seer Rubick Puck Shadow Demon Lone Druid
Nyx Assassin Phantom Lancer Bane Magnus Disruptor
52m35s
Team Dignitas
2
No Tidehunter
2
February 7, 2013 - 20:14 UTC
Dark Seer Gyrocopter Bounty Hunter Lina Faceless Void
Io Chaos Knight Queen of Pain Rubick Magnus
34m05s
Nyx Assassin Keeper of the Light Nature's Prophet Bane Sven
Rubick Lifestealer Magnus Jakiro Brewmaster
36m02s
Nyx Assassin Dark Seer Sven Rubick Gyrocopter
Batrider Shadow Demon Luna Jakiro Beastmaster
37m19s
3DMAX
1
Team Empire
1
February 1, 2013 - 18:11 UTC
Io Chaos Knight Lifestealer Puck Chen
Keeper of the Light Dark Seer Gyrocopter Bane Windranger
18m54s
Dark Seer Undying Templar Assassin Shadow Demon Anti-Mage
Keeper of the Light Phantom Lancer Rubick Tinker Clockwerk
50m01s
Io Keeper of the Light Chaos Knight Windranger Clinkz
Batrider Undying Gyrocopter Nature's Prophet Rubick
28m19s
Virtus.pro
2
Fnatic.EU
1
February 3, 2013 - 16:14 UTC
Magnus Gyrocopter Enigma Shadow Demon Lina
Undying Io Sven Beastmaster Tidehunter
51m49s
Nyx Assassin Shadow Demon Tinker Earthshaker Faceless Void
Keeper of the Light Lifestealer Phantom Lancer Rubick Nature's Prophet
53m07s
Magnus Io Gyrocopter Tiny Rubick
Dark Seer Beastmaster Venomancer Lone Druid Leshrac
26m04s
Evil Geniuses
2
Upper Bracket R2
Team Dignitas
2
February 16, 2013 - 17:18 UTC
Batrider Rubick Bane Spectre Warlock
Nyx Assassin Luna Clockwerk Undying Crystal Maiden
48m26s
Keeper of the Light Nyx Assassin Phantom Lancer Bounty Hunter Tinker
Batrider Undying Bane Lifestealer Brewmaster
42m25s
No Tidehunter
0
Virtus.pro
2
February 11, 2013 - 17:19 UTC
Io Undying Chaos Knight Invoker Clockwerk
Keeper of the Light Magnus Lone Druid Shadow Demon Kunkka
46m35s
Nyx Assassin Magnus Lifestealer Rubick Leshrac
Gyrocopter Undying Venomancer Beastmaster Weaver
52m38s
Evil Geniuses
0
Upper Bracket Final
Team Dignitas
1
March 8, 2013 - 19:10 UTC
Batrider Ancient Apparition Silencer Visage Luna
Gyrocopter Magnus Nature's Prophet Rubick Shadow Demon
21m06s
Clockwerk Ancient Apparition Visage Beastmaster Luna
Keeper of the Light Magnus Gyrocopter Rubick Bounty Hunter
34m34s
Clockwerk Ancient Apparition Visage Silencer Faceless Void
Keeper of the Light Shadow Demon Gyrocopter Warlock Brewmaster
26m34s
Virtus.pro
2
Lower Bracket R1
Team Liquid
2
February 5, 2013 - 20:06 UTC
Keeper of the Light Io Chaos Knight Clockwerk Queen of Pain
Dark Seer Lone Druid Shadow Demon Jakiro Dragon Knight
16m33s
Undying Chaos Knight Disruptor Chen Outworld Devourer
Keeper of the Light Dark Seer Brewmaster Bane Luna
28m43s
Re-defining Madness
0
DD.Dota
2
February 5, 2013 - 17:18 UTC
Batrider Rubick Beastmaster Windranger Nature's Prophet
Nyx Assassin Shadow Demon Lone Druid Luna Puck
25m57s
Dark Seer Rubick Beastmaster Disruptor Lycan
Batrider Shadow Demon Anti-Mage Nature's Prophet Lina
34m42s
Dark Seer Shadow Demon Leshrac Luna Bane
Batrider Undying Anti-Mage Queen of Pain Enchantress
29m59s
Absolute Legends
1
4 Friends + Chrillee
2
January 30, 2013 - 18:18 UTC
35m19s
31m35s
aL.Academy
0
Natus Vincere
2
January 31, 2013 - 19:18 UTC
27m02s
34m40s
Gamer University
0
Lower Bracket R2
3DMAX
0
February 10, 2013 - 20:12 UTC
Dark Seer Rubick Magnus Jakiro Anti-Mage
Io Chaos Knight Visage Tinker Windranger
19m07s
Batrider Rubick Lifestealer Windranger Jakiro
Nyx Assassin Undying Clockwerk Lone Druid Venomancer
40m10s
Team Liquid
2
mousesports
2
February 14, 2013 - 18:04 UTC
25m21s
Batrider Lifestealer Templar Assassin Vengeful Spirit Enigma
Nyx Assassin Gyrocopter Shadow Demon Leshrac Nature's Prophet
25m10s
DD.Dota
0
Fnatic.EU
2
February 11, 2013 - 21:38 UTC
Batrider Lifestealer Undying Nature's Prophet Venomancer
Keeper of the Light Queen of Pain Shadow Demon Beastmaster Phantom Lancer
28m13s
Dark Seer Shadow Demon Gyrocopter Nature's Prophet Storm Spirit
Rubick Lifestealer Lone Druid Lina Beastmaster
41m19s
4 Friends + Chrillee
0
Team Empire
1
February 7, 2013 - 17:15 UTC
Undying Gyrocopter Clinkz Jakiro Puck
Dark Seer Luna Queen of Pain Enchantress Venomancer
48m01s
Keeper of the Light Lifestealer Magnus Nature's Prophet Bane
Undying Queen of Pain Rubick Clinkz Lycan
21m17s
Keeper of the Light Undying Lone Druid Gyrocopter Phantom Lancer
Luna Magnus Enchantress Leshrac Invoker
33m56s
Natus Vincere
2
Lower Bracket R3
Team Liquid
2
February 25, 2013 - 21:55 UTC
Io Chaos Knight Puck Nature's Prophet Enchantress
Gyrocopter Batrider Lifestealer Windranger Rubick
59m49s
Clockwerk Shadow Demon Enchantress Puck Luna
Gyrocopter Dark Seer Anti-Mage Brewmaster Vengeful Spirit
21m44s
Shadow Demon Gyrocopter Lifestealer Undying Tinker
Keeper of the Light Phantom Lancer Brewmaster Visage Clockwerk
54m03s
mousesports
1
Fnatic.EU
2
February 14, 2013 - 19:41 UTC
Lifestealer Gyrocopter Shadow Demon Leshrac Beastmaster
Dark Seer Magnus Luna Venomancer Axe
43m31s
Keeper of the Light Shadow Demon Lifestealer Nature's Prophet Alchemist
Dark Seer Luna Enchantress Bane Invoker
23m51s
Nyx Assassin Keeper of the Light Lone Druid Nature's Prophet Gyrocopter
Batrider Venomancer Clockwerk Phantom Lancer Omniknight
36m54s
Natus Vincere
1
Lower Bracket R4
Evil Geniuses
0
March 4, 2013 - 20:15 UTC
Lifestealer Leshrac Enigma Bounty Hunter Sven
Nyx Assassin Shadow Demon Gyrocopter Enchantress Broodmother
22m25s
Gyrocopter Enigma Magnus Earthshaker Tinker
Keeper of the Light Nature's Prophet Rubick Brewmaster Anti-Mage
41m34s
Team Liquid
2
No Tidehunter
0
February 20, 2013 - 19:31 UTC
Io Gyrocopter Riki Clockwerk Luna
Nyx Assassin Lifestealer Bounty Hunter Windranger Chen
25m54s
Nyx Assassin Lone Druid Night Stalker Lina Slardar
Keeper of the Light Batrider Bounty Hunter Luna Alchemist
31m41s
Fnatic.EU
2
Lower Bracket R5
Team Liquid
0
March 11, 2013 - 21:49 UTC
Nyx Assassin Bane Rubick Nature's Prophet Tiny
Keeper of the Light Lone Druid Phantom Lancer Chen Earthshaker
47m28s
Lifestealer Shadow Demon Puck Lina Tinker
Batrider Magnus Bane Enchantress Alchemist
41m14s
Fnatic.EU
2
Lower Bracket Final
Team Dignitas
0
March 20, 2013 - 20:22 UTC
Nyx Assassin Gyrocopter Magnus Enigma Leshrac
Lone Druid Dark Seer Shadow Demon Jakiro Luna
56m33s
Nyx Assassin Batrider Lone Druid Chen Storm Spirit
Io Chaos Knight Bounty Hunter Windranger Lycan
15m10s
Fnatic.EU
2
Grand Final
Virtus.pro
3
March 30, 2013 - 19:33 UTC
Nyx Assassin Nature's Prophet Puck Lina Weaver
Phantom Lancer Bounty Hunter Rubick Templar Assassin Lion
36m26s
Io Dark Seer Puck Jakiro Sven
Chaos Knight Batrider Lone Druid Lina Visage
47m49s
Batrider Gyrocopter Magnus Shadow Shaman Lone Druid
Puck Dark Seer Rubick Chen Lycan
27m07s
Batrider Nature's Prophet Leshrac Dragon Knight Warlock
Puck Lifestealer Chen Storm Spirit Rubick
35m34s
Nature's Prophet Batrider Gyrocopter Leshrac Vengeful Spirit
Puck Keeper of the Light Phantom Lancer Shadow Demon Broodmother
32m31s
Fnatic.EU
2
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