Welcome to the official tournament page for the Team Dignitas Invitational, sponsored by Alienware. On the weekend of March 10-11th we will see 16 of world's best Dota 2 teams face eachother while fighting for the champions title in addition to the €1000 prize pot*.

However, only twelve teams receive a direct invite, the others will be voted on by the community (Hey, that's you!) to decide the last four teams who will be competing in this tournament. We have selected eight teams for you to vote on and only the top four will receive a spot in our tournament, so think twice before voting.

Main stream with Tobi Wan



Prize distribution

1st. €500
2nd. €250
3rd. €150
4th. €100





Tournament Details

Date: 10-11th March 2012
Starting time: 15:00 CET
Amount of teams:
Format: Single Elimination playoffs
Tournament channel: #dignitas.cup (Quakenet) - Available with webchat


We will be updating this list with more casters to provide several streams of different languages.

- Tobi Wan for joinDOTA (Main caster)
- dignitas\Russki

- pps

- FroggedTV

- Cyberarena

- Sage

- Archi



All times are CET.

Saturday March 10th
15:00 - Ro16 match 1-4
16:30 - Ro16 match 4-8

18:00 - Quarter Final 1
19:30 - Quarter Final 2
21:00 - Quarter Final 3
22:30 - Quarter Final 4

Sunday March 11th
15:00 - Semi Final 1
16:30 - Semi Final 2

18:00 - third place decider
20:00 - Grand Final BO3


Direct invites

Team Dignitas Evil Geniuses ItsGosu DARER
DTS Gaming NEXT Western Wolves Quantic Gaming
mTw NaVi CLG mousesports

: compLexity are unable to accept their direct invite due to other commitments. Mousesports has received coL's spot in the direct invite list.

Update 2: Quantic are unable to attend and have been replaced by The Tough Bananas.


Who can you vote for?

Four of the teams below will be able to participate in this tournament while four others will need to sit on the bench. It is up to you to decide who gets to play and who will sit this one out.

- mousesports - replace coL as direct invite team
- Infused (1286 votes) - invited!
- Problem (59 votes)
- Reason (332 votes)
- eSahara (1510 votes) - invited!
- YouBoat
(448 votes) - invited!
- Sado No Metsu
(422 votes)
- Keita-Gaming
(695 votes) - invited!
- The Tough Bananas
(220 votes) (Update: replace Quantic Gaming)

Vote Here



1. Behavior

All teams must behave appropriate and mature both in and out of the game. Any form of offensive language, abuse or inappropriate behavior is not allowed.  Team Dignitas has the right to penalty any team or player who does not follow this conduct.

2. Communication

All teams must communicate with the tournament admin (Sui) and cooperate with Team Dignitas staff at all times. Each team must have atleast one member present in the tournament chat (either Skype or mIRC)

3. Seeding

All teams will be seeded randomly.

4. Rescheduling

Teams must notify the admin before March 4th and notify us about possible match conflicts or limitations to a team's availability on certain hours. We will aim to set up the bracket so that we avoid any conflicts. Once the bracket has been published, after March 4th, there will be no more changes made.

5. Rosters

All teams must send their roster information to the tournament admin before March 4th. A team is allowed to add two mercs to the roster and may use these mercs during the tournament.

6. Matchplay

The below rules are consistent with those of the ItsGosu cup which is played in the same month.

At least one team representative from each team must be available between 30-15 minutes before each scheduled match to communicate with Team Dignitas administration and their opponents.

Game Version
All players must be sure to have the newest version of Dota2 installed prior to their match.

All teams are required to host the games themselves, by either one of the teams. Any abuse of admin rights will result in a penalty given by the Team Dignitas judged on a case by case ruling.

Game Settings

The server location for each match will be selected based on the following table:

NA vs NA – US East Server
NA vs EU – US East Server
EU vs EU – European Server
NA vs Asia – European Server
EU vs Asia – European Server

Team sides (Radiant/Dire) will be decided by a cointoss prior to each match. Team members must join in the slots beneath their team's name.

Game settings
Game Mode: Captains Mode
Server Location: See above
Bots: No
Cheats: No
Allow Spectators: No
Game Version: latest version

The players are not allowed to tell anyone the password but their teammates. Only admins and shoutcasters are allowed to observe the game, unless stated otherwise by the tournament admin.

Picks and Bans
The hero pool will consist of all heroes available in the most recently released Captains Mode. No pausing during hero drafting is permitted, unless a team captain disconnects.

Each team may pause the game for no more than 5 minutes, so long the pause is announced 3 seconds prior and an adequate reason is given-- a player disconnecting is considered to be an exception and warrants an immediate pause. Following a pause, the pausing team must assure the other team is ready before resuming. Excessive pausing may result in the forced continuation of a game by the admins.

Disconnects and Reconnects
If a player disconnects, the game is to be paused instantly. Players have up to 10 minutes to reconnect to the game. If this time is passed, the opposing team may continue the game AFTER seeking an admin's approval. If the game is continued, the affected player may still rejoin later.

Bugs/Unforeseen Issues
In the case of any bugs or other issues not enumerated in these rules, a case by case ruling will be made by the administration in how to continue.

Any unauthorized usage of third party software to the end of assisting a player or team's performance within this tournament will result in immediate disqualification.

Victory Conditions
A game is considered to be over when an Ancient is destroyed, when one team forfeits, when the majority of a team leaves the game and doesn't return, and/or when the administration is forced to make a ruling in cases of confusion.

7. Streaming

Only streamers listed in the above mentioned streamer list are allowed to cast any games. If you would like to stream this tournament then contact the tournament admin Sui.

8. miscellaneous
Tournament admins have the right to make exceptions to any of the above rules based on a case by case ruling.

Team Dignitas has the right to ask participating teams to conduct interviews or provide footage necessary for tournament coverage.

Team Dignitas has the right to penalize teams who do not follow above mentioned rules.


* All prizes are paid via Paypal.