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ZODIAC Dream League 2015 - May to July 2015

Published Wed May 06, 2015 by HighTac
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It is going to be the 2015 highlight of Warcraft 3 progaming in Europe. Two months, four groups, five rounds and a stunning price pool of 1,800 euro. The 20 players invited will enter the battlegrounds for their first round on May 11.

Official League Site


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Foggy Hawk Rudan SoniK


Like all good leagues, the ZODIAC Dream League will start with a group stage, with four groups and five players in each of them. The first two players of each group will then proceed to the playoffs, more precisely quarter-finals.

Group stage will be played as best of three and playoffs best of five. It's all single elimination.

Price Pool

Winner: 500 euro

Runner-up: 250 euro

Semi-finalists: 125 euro

Quarter-finalists: 80 euro

Players on rank three within group stage: 50 euro

Players on rank four within group stage: 40 euro

Players on rank five within group stage: 30 euro

Only those players can receive their price, who played all their matches regularly (no DefLoss)


Group Stage - Round 1: May 16 - May 23, 2015

Group Stage - Round 2: May 23 - May 30, 2015

Group Stage - Round 3: May 30 - June 6, 2015

Group Stage - Round 4: June 6 - June 13, 2015

Group Stage - Round 5: June 13 - June 21, 2015

Playoffs - Quarter-Finals: June 22 - June 29, 2015

Playoffs - Semi-Finals: June 29 - July 5, 2015

Playoffs - Grand Finals: July 5 - July 12, 2015



Schedule will follow



Comment #1Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:32 pm
I still don't know how to think about this yet. Of course i am glad that someone puts money on wc3 again, but on the other hand we already have the gera cup, green cup, blue cup, zodiac cup and the w3arena tournaments. So why create another random 1on1 tournament that probably won't last for a second season. I just feel we are lacking in consistency, like what will it look like in 6 months or a year? Will we still have all these cups and tournaments or are these just dayflies. I have seen so many tournaments rise and vanish in the blink of an eye.
Comment #2Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:51 pm
I agree with Jehu, I would prefer seeing more "amateur" cup without prize pools to give everyone a chance to train and improve. All those cups are good but only for few people. Shouldn't we use all this money from the prizepool to improve the website/server? Bring a chinese host server for example? Do a partnership with qq.tx (or smthg, I mean the chinese server)? w3arena have achieved a lot already but the road is still long and I am not sure lack of consistency will help us to keep on the good track.
Comment #3Fri Apr 17, 2015 13:49 pm
You ask for cups and a tournament scene for wc3 then when you get it , you still whine. Perhaps with support and donations wc3 will stay alive much longer but putting down the efforts of those who are trying when you ain't doing nothing brings no benefit to anyone.. This league is dope. Exactly what was missing from the EU scene . Good stuff / Harosh
Comment #4Fri Apr 17, 2015 14:01 pm
On one hand, I do understand your objection, but on the other hand most of the cups are free for all players (in particular the two W3Arena tournaments each week). I believe that we not only need a broad community of average players, but also a small circle of progamers, to keep the game alive. And since this pool of players is far smaller than five years ago, they are facing the same opponents every day. Therefore, I see new cups and leagues with price pools as a chance to maintain motivation and popularity. Of course, we need to take care that all brackets remain competitive and interesting, but at the moment I don?t see this threat with having two pro tournaments a week.
Comment #5Fri Apr 17, 2015 15:12 pm
No I didn't mean it like that. Sorry for misunderstanding. I just wondered if all the prize pool shouldn't be used to invest in the platform / server to broaden the community even more? Meshy don't get all moppy like that of course it's sick! Just need to look further than our nose :)
Comment #6Fri Apr 17, 2015 16:51 pm
Freaking awesome! Also now there is some real cash on the line! They will probably train for that, then tuesdays cups and random cups could be for the lesser experienced players.. I don't think people will use 3/4 hours winning nothing but honour in tuesdays tournaments and a mere 25? in green cup and sunday cup. With that being said I would also like to see a stable solo player league kind of thing like the german EPS. :) But very nice work guys i am looking forward to follow this tournament!
Comment #7Fri Apr 17, 2015 17:17 pm
hi zodiark. you wanted me to take part here, but sadly a stupid monkey banned me for 3months because of flame.i also forgot to add your skype. Is it possible to play it on an other server? You can inbox me on northend under the account itsmybirthday
Comment #8Fri Apr 17, 2015 17:39 pm
@CdN_Topas: A general money pool like this is not existent. Cups and leagues are being sponsored independently. Nonetheless, there is a lot of effort put into the continuous development of the platform and to broaden the community. We are on a good way.
Comment #9Fri Apr 17, 2015 18:05 pm
I agree with the general consensus that there are too many tournaments. It would be much more ordered if we had say, 3 tournaments every week, on their own set days at their own sets times. Brand them each and make them independent from each other. I also agree with cdn_topas. With all these tournaments I almost think it would be better to use those resources towards growing w3arena, perhaps more hostbots for example or someone to help develop some of features for w3a, as 1 person doing all the development would be time consuming.
Comment #10Fri Apr 17, 2015 18:07 pm
Great league though, great pizepool, good luck to the players.
Comment #11Fri Apr 17, 2015 18:52 pm
This is the tournament to rule them all! Also making our European players top notch ready for the WCA :) The more I think about the more exciting this tournament is! Also a much better format, makes it easier to stream (streamers don't have to wait for games), Pro players don't have to play all of us newbs guaranteeing nice matches to cast, in addition this makes it possibly for players to prepare them self for the upcoming match up and maps, probably making the games even more exciting!
Comment #12Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:20 am
YOu could have written it out earlier... I mean if i had known about it I would already be in top20. I still will give it a try, but having only 20 days to catch up is kind of a bad situation. Maybe if others have the same problem you could set the delay to a later date.
Comment #13Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:31 am
better idea is to get asian hostbot, and all those money from all those 3 cups, put in 1 cup every week, and call some chines players to play here, bigger prizepool will bring more good player from china , and maybe some of them will start playing on w3arena and they will bring alot of chines average players to come and play on w3arena. we will probably have more than 500 players online sometimes even more, if you bring active chines and korean progamers here.. and maybe some europe inactive players will start playing again on w3a. thats my opinion.
Comment #14Thu Apr 30, 2015 18:33 pm
I like your opinion, better to clash up a cup togehter so people who get 1st,2nd,3rd can get a taste of glory, cause now its mostly for those who get 1st place who get, would'nt feel so time-breaking spending many hours doing 2nd or 3rd place in a tournament, cause also that is a great achievement and should also be rewarded :)
Comment #15Fri May 08, 2015 12:23 pm
The main question is: how is it financed? Is there a way of an armortization of the finacial efforts through ad-earnings of streams, sponsors, etc.?
Comment #16Tue May 12, 2015 22:35 pm
Will there be replays for this league?
Comment #17Wed May 13, 2015 00:01 am
Great news! Sad to heard them this late? Where can i follow the league? Live streams and schedule? Btw, huge thanks to the sponsors for keeping euro wc3 alive !!!
Comment #18Wed May 13, 2015 00:02 am
More detailed schedule *?
Comment #19Wed May 13, 2015 12:51 pm
@Smurfings: The league was announced several times and this news already online a month ago. Stream announcements will follow
Comment #20Sat Jul 11, 2015 15:38 pm
bet for sonik 3:0 :D

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