My name is Michael Forrest and I've been playing since Allstars and grew up on the game in Southeast Asia.
After graduating college in the US and remaining unemployed for a few months in 2014, I managed to get to 4950 solo queue and ended up playing tons of pub games with the pros when they assembled in Seattle for TI4. That was my first taste of the "pro" scene. My MMR has since stumbled a bit.
A few years later, I'm still playing, streaming, and casting. Now, I'm looking to take my game to the next level. Hit me up if you need a player with a high DotA IQ who can fill a variety of roles in a non-toxic manner, or if you need someone to cast your games!
Register here! Check in will be open on the seasons page 15 minutes before games begin at 3:00pm EST or 2:45pm EST. Brackets will be made at 3:05pm EST and if your team has not checked in, you will not participate and will not receive a refund.
Each round players will be matched up with random team members and against random opponents. As players win, they will play against other winners until there are only two winners remaining. After two losses you are out completely.
5v5 tournament where you are paired up with different people each round. Undefeateds play undefeateds until there is only one left. $500 to first place (1), $250 to second place (2), $45 to third place (4), $25 to fourth place (4). 10 total players in final game.
Please note this is a bit of an experiment for us. We reserve the right to make small format changes as they make sense.
1. Players more than 15 minutes late will be disqualified and removed.
2. Sportsmanship is critical in this tourney. There will be many different skill levels and good sportsmanship is expected and required. AD2L reserves the right to ban or disqualify any player based on poor sportsmanship. Poor sportsmanship is decided at the judgement of the AD2L admin team.
3. All other AD2L rules apply.
4. Players of all skill levels are welcome to participate in this tournament.
This one is $1 USD or $5 in steam items and open to all! I will be playing in this one! I hope to win one game. Everyone will progress to some sort of playoffs and it's meant to meet people and have fun.
This is also a good spot for teams that want to work on progressing to the higher divisions in the next season.
Most other games will be played on Thursday evenings starting at 20:30 cet for EU teams and 8:30pm est for NA teams. There will generally be two time slots with one starting at 8:30pm est/20:30 cet and the second starting around 10:00pm est/22:00 cet, again depending on your region. Reschedules are definitely allowed assuming both teams agree!
The group stage will have have one best of two each week.
1. Each round will have 3 different heroes to choose from. Each player can ban ONCE. The last hero remaining will be played in a mirror match. You cannot choose any other heroes
2. The semi-finals and finals will have 4 different heroes to choose from. Each player can ban ONCE. The remaining two heroes will be played in game 1 and 2. If game 3 is needed, the hero will always be Shadowfiend
3. The player with the first two kills or the first tower wins. All matches are Bo1, semi-finals and finals will be Bo3. The entire tournament is single elimination
4. Default server is EU WEST (EU) or US EAST (NA/SA). If both teams agree, the server can be switched. Set mode to Only Mid