Gladiators Triumph as DreamLeague Season 20 Champions
On the evening of June 25th, DreamLeague Season 20 came to a conclusion. The Gladiators and BB Team faced off in the tournament's final.
BB Team took second place in Group B during Group Stage 1, and secured second place again during Group Stage 2, which allowed them to start the playoffs from the upper bracket. On their way to the grand final, BB Team only played one upper bracket match – a victory against PSG.LGD with a score of 2:0.
The Gladiators tied for second place in Group B with BB Team during Group Stage 1, but finished third in Group Stage 2 (after losing a tiebreaker against BB Team). As a result, the Gladiators began the playoffs from the lower bracket, where they beat Talon Esports in the semifinals (2:1), and then overcame PSG.LGD (2:1).
The best-of-5 grand final started with a victory for the Gladiators on the first map, but then BB Team first evened the series score, and then advanced to match point — 2:1. The Gladiators were able to equalize the series score, and on the decisive fifth map, the team from Western Europe proved to be stronger — 3:2.
The total prize pool for DreamLeague Season 20 was $1,000,000, with the Gladiators receiving 30% of it. Both finalists have also been invited to the Riyadh Masters.
Prize Pool Distribution
- 1st — $300,000 — Gaimin Gladiators
- 2nd — $175,000 — BetBoom Team
- 3rd — $120,000 — PSG.LGD
- 4th — $85,000 — Talon Esports
- 5th — $52,500 — Team Spirit
- 6th — $47,500 — Evil Geniuses
- 7th — $42,500 — 9Pandas
- 8th — $37,500 — Team Aster
- 9th-10th — $25,000 — Tundra Esports, beastcoast
- 11th-12th — $20,000 — Team Secret, Shopify Rebellion
- 13th-14th — $15,000 — TSM, OG
- 15th-16th — $10,000 — Team Liquid, Entity