DOTA 2 League

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Tournament Details
Quick Start

Platform - PC

Format - Single Elimination

Teams - Maximum of 10 Minimal of 5

Entry Requirements - All players must have an EsportsScotland account. Players must be above 13 years in age.

For those who are new and looking for a quick breakdown for joining SEL, here's a quick guide to get started.


To play in the DOTA 2 SEL, you will need:

  1. An Esports Scotland account
  2. An ESS player/team account - User guide here
  3. To be on the Esports Scotland discord
  4. Be over 16

Discord link is here -

Please include your Discord account and ESS Player account details on your profile page.

Team Rules

You will also need a team. These can be between 5-10 players and will locked in for the season. You may not add anyone to your roster after the season starts.

During a tournament, up to 7 players can participate in the tournament (team of 5, 2 subs). 5 players must take part throughout each tournament set. Substitutions must happen between sets.

Full rules are on this page (please read through them).

If anyone has any questions, please reply in this thread or message GimbleB#5298 on Discord.

  • Week 1, 18th April, 7pm
  • Week 2, 23rd May, 7pm
  • Week 3, 27th June, 7pm
  • Week 4, 1st August, 7pm
  • Week 5, 5th September, 7pm

Ranking Points;

1 entrant – 10 points

2 entrants – 25 points (20,5)

3-4 entrants – 50 points (30,10,5,5) + each team gets 10 points)

5-8 entrants – 100 points (50.30,10,10) + each team gets 10 points)

8-16 entrants – 200 points (100,50,25,25) + each team gets 10 points)

17-32 entrants – 500 points (250,120,40,40) + each team gets 20 points)

32-64 entrants - 1000 points (500,250,125,125) + each team gets 20 points)

1. Teams & team management
1.1. Teams are made up of a minimum 5 players.
1.2. Teams may have up to 10 players registered.
1.3. Substitutes may be made at the end of each game with a maximum of 2 substitutions per match.
1.4. If a team can not produce 5 members for 10 minutes before match start then they will lose by default and the win will go to the opposing team.
1.5. Teams must have a name and logo that is agreed upon by Esports Scotland management and may not contain any offensive words or pictures (“offensive” to be determined by Esports Scotland management) and may not be too similar to any Pro teams.
1.6. As matches will be played on Steam you will be required to have a Steam name that is not offensive and your account must be in good standing
1.7. All participants must be at least 13 years old to enter SEL Season 1 Dota 2
1.8. All team captains must report match results to Esports Scotland management, any disputes about results will be settled by Esports Scotland management and those decisions are final.

2. Match format
2.1. A set time will be given for the match the start. The game can start up to ten minutes later than the given time, giving both teams enough time to join the lobby and use the in game coin toss to decide sides. Draft time penalties will be given for exceeding the bonus ten minutes join time, eventually resulting in a “no-show”, disqualifying the team. The penalties are as follows:
2.1.1. Five minutes - 30 Second draft time reduction
2.1.2. Ten Minutes - 110 Second draft time reduction
2.1.3. Fifteen Minutes - The team who have not made it into the lobby are granted a “no-show”, giving the opposing team a default win. Please speak to the tournament organiser if this happens. All games are played on the same day, this cannot be changed.
2.2. The tournament format is Single Elimination. All games leading up to the finals of the online tournament will be best of 1, whereas the final will be a best of 3. For the best of 1 matches, the in game coin flip system will be used. For a best of 3 match, game one will involve the coin flip system to decide what team has first pick etc. For game two, the loser of the coin flip will get the choice of side/pick order. For game 3, the coin flip will be used again.
2.3. Two stand-in players are permitted in the SEL Dota 2 League but they must first be cleared with the tournament organiser, who will then decide if they meet certain requirements to play the tournament match. The criteria the stand-in must meet are stated in the SEL Standard Rules.
2.4. Pausing is permitted in tournament games. Each team is allowed 10 minutes of time, allowing the paused team to fix any issue they may be having. The organiser has every right to unpause the game at any point if they believe the pause reason is not sufficient enough. The enemy team will also have the right to unpause if the opposing team exceed their 10 minute pause time. Penalties will be issued if the pauses are abused in game, which can lead to disqualifications.
2.5. Any team can call “GG” to end the match at any time, but this cannot be reversed. As soon as “GG” is called, the match ends with the opposing team winning. If the “GG” call is cancelled, the organiser can end the match and grant the opposing team a default win. This cannot be appealed. If the chat wheel message “Good Game” or “Good Game, Well Played” is used through miss-clicking, the game can continue.

3. Game lobby and set up
3.1. If the game is casted, the caster will make the lobby.
3.2. If the game isn’t being casted, the team who’s name comes first on battlefy will make the lobby.
3.2.1. Lobby Name: SEL team v team
3.2.2. Lobby Password: (share with other team)
3.2.3. Enable Cheats: Off
3.2.4. Bot difficulty: Easy
3.2.5. Version: Tournament
3.2.6. Series Type: bo1
3.2.7. Game Mode: Captains Mode
3.2.8. Starting Team: Coin Flip unless tournament organiser says otherwise
3.2.9. Penalty Radiant: Check with tournament organiser
3.2.10. Penalty Dire: Check with tournament organiser
3.2.11. Server Location: Luxembourg
3.2.12. Spectators: Enable
3.2.13. Dota TV Delay: 2 minutes
3.3. Esports Scotland management may use spectate mode to monitor the game for both admin and streaming purposes. No other spectators allowed unless determined by Esports Scotland management.
3.4. Any cheating will be punished by the entire team being disqualified. “Cheating” includes but is not limited to using in game exploits or bugs to gain an advantage.
3.5. Teams must not engage in “soft play”. Soft play is defined as teams or team members communicating with the opposing team to predetermine the match results. This will result in both teams being disqualified.
3.6. Matches will be streamed on by Esports Scotland management.
3.7. If any team members wish to stream the matches then they must ask permission from Esports Scotland management and there streaming account must be in good standing.
3.8. All decisions by Esports Scotland management are final.

4. Prizes
4.1 Prizes to be determined.
4.2 Esports Scotland reserves the right to change or withdraw the prizes at any time.
4.3 The captain of the winning team is responsible for the distribution of prizes amongst team members

Added/Amended Rules
1. Only teams from EU West can play in this tournament. If you play on EU West servers but are not part of Europe then you will be unable to play. This is due to lag issues. The default server will be Luxembourg with most teams being from UK so make sure your connection is up to scratch if you are playing from outside UK.
2. You have, unless told otherwise, a 5 min break between matches and series. This can be extended as long as the other team has readied up and agrees. If they do not, then draft time penalties will be issued if you are not readied up in time.
3. If your whole team had not readied up by the allotted time, you will be issued with draft penalties. These are as follows;
-3 minutes - 30 Second draft time reduction
-5 minutes - 110 Second draft time reduction
-10 minutes - The team who have not made it into the lobby are granted a “no-show”, giving the opposing team a default win. Please speak to the tournament organiser if this happens. All games are played on the same day, this cannot be changed.
4. Sign-ups for SEL Dota 2 will close the day before the tournament is due to start. This is so we can make the bracket a day early to avoid teams waiting around if they have a bye in the first round.

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