The fall tournament schedules and rumored roster troubles cause big teams drop out of both tournaments.


DotaPit Season 5

The departure of Fnatic was announced by the DotaPit official twitter in a (now deleted) tweet, citing a roster shuffle as the reason for the team leaving the tournament – Fnatic management have yet to confirm a roster change, claiming they haven’t decided things about their roster yet, but that the team was not ready to play qualifiers. The answers to the roster change rumors will become clear soon as Fnatic is slated to play in the ROG Masters LAN tournament that starts on November 10.

Meanwhile, Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang’s Team Faceless will be replacing Fnatic in the Dotapit qualifiers, and have already secured their spot to the LAN, coming in from the winner’s bracket and beating MVP.Phoenix 3:1.

As a reminder, DotaPit5 will be featuring direct invites Wings Gaming and Digital Chaos, along with 2nd European Qualifier Team Secret, CIS Qualifier Virtus.Pro, Chinese Qualifier Newbee, and the winners of the 1st EU Qualifier and the American Qualifier. The LAN Playoffs will take place in Split, Croatia, on the 20th-22nd of January 2017, and will have a $125,000 prize pool.

DreamLeague Season 6

After OG, EG and Team Secret departed before the League Play even started (replaced by Virtus.pro, The Imperial and Team NP), DreamLeague loses two more teams.

Natus Vincere dropped out on the 31st of October, after failing to qualify to the Boston Major due to rumored internal conflicts between team members and a possible roster change.

They were replaced by Greek team Ad Finem, coming in from just having qualified to The Boston Major, and will be carrying on with the Na’Vi team’s 1-1 score.

The second team to leave the tournament is Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao’s Team NP, citing tournament conflicts as they would have had to play in the ESL One Genting qualifiers, DotaPit Americas qualifier, Elimination Mode 2.0, and at the Northern Arena BEAT Invitational (where they were brought in as replacements after Digital Chaos chose to back out of the tournament) all in the same week.

They have already played most of their matches however, and DreamLeague organizers have decided to retroactively default their matches – giving them a 0-14 score, and removing their prize money.

The top 4 teams from League Play will be facing off at the LAN Playoffs at DreamHack Winter in Jönköping, Sweden, which will have a $175,000 prize pool and takes place on the 25th and 26th of November.

The current standings are as follows:

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