The Defense Qualifier Top 32

posted by HolyMaster, 2 years ago
Stage two of The Defense qualifier brings the remaining 32 teams into a double elimination grid. While the majority of those will get eliminated today, the first four will qualify for the main tournament.

Yesterday we started out with full 512 teams. After four tough rounds, only 32 are left. Everyone who made it this far, is allowed to lose one match today while still keeping the chances up to qualify. 4 of the 8 slots for the third season of The Defense, sponsored by ROCCAT and, will be awarded to the ones who survive in the upper bracket.

The Schedule

UB = Upperbracket, MB = Middlebracket, LB = Lowerbracket

  • 19:15: UB Top 32 (16 matches) << Losers go to MB Top 32
  • 20:30: UB Top 16 (8 matches) << Losers go to MB Top 24
  • 20:30: MB Top 32 (8 matches) << Losers are out
  • 21:45: UB Top 8 (4 matches) << Losers go to MB Top 12, winners qualify
  • 21:45: MB Top 24 (8 matches) << Losers are out
  • 23:00: MB Top 16 (4 matches) << Losers are out
  • 19:15: MB Top 12 (4 matches) << Losers go to LB Top 12
  • 20:30: MB Top 8 (2 matches) << Losers go to LB Top 10, winners qualify
  • 20:30: LB Top 12 (2 matches) << Losers are out
  • 21:45: LB Top 10 (2 matches) << Losers are out, winners qualify

Note: Even though the grid below goes until the grand final, the last rounds won't be played out.


While the main communication platform yesterday was this website, this process gets canged for today. From this point and onwards, you find out your next opponent by looking at the grid inside this newspost instead of the automatic pooling system. That also means that the match details do not exist anymore. Therefore we recommend everyone to join #thedefense in Quakenet IRC to contact other players and admins.


The Defense qualifier shares almost all rules with the joinDOTA OPEN. The only differences are mentioned in this newspost. Keep this in mind, while wondering about any topic: If the opposite isn't written right here, the joinDOTA OPEN rules apply.

The Grid


Sources: ROCCAT,, The Defense website, The Defense 3 Announcment, Round 1-4 Results, Overview News

KuroNato wrote at 27.11.2012, 14:19 CET:
Mooob wrote at 27.11.2012, 14:32 CET:
Not even one serbian team :S Wtf has happend to the the serbian scene
edelwolf wrote at 27.11.2012, 14:43 CET:
Go guru ;)
FarmWithMe wrote at 27.11.2012, 14:53 CET:
GOGO Techooooooor
kemerover wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:12 CET:
I bet on SWYC and paiN.
morliez wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:12 CET:
RTHa roster anyone?
nitro_05 wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:14 CET:
dts2010 = artstyle and co.?
Doing My Best wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:18 CET:
Sayuri in joinDota tournament? Wtf?

Who didnt know, shes playing for Miggel team.
Chlievik wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:30 CET:
Mooob wrote:
Not even one serbian team :S Wtf has happend to the the serbian scene had a pretty good run, but lost in the 4th round to, was a bad luck with the pool system too.
IceColdFrog wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:49 CET:
Go Finland!
realfellow wrote at 27.11.2012, 15:57 CET:
nitro_05 wrote:
dts2010 = artstyle and co.?

artstyle, dread, solo +2(dont know who exactly)
Moonn wrote at 27.11.2012, 16:00 CET:
morliez wrote:
RTHa roster anyone?

Why asking? :)
tw1sted wrote at 27.11.2012, 16:32 CET:
dts= artstyle+ vigoss
ace4ever wrote at 27.11.2012, 16:43 CET:
wtf to much teams///
SerAphAYne wrote at 27.11.2012, 20:11 CET:
artstyle+vigoss sounds exciting.
melvinwaaa wrote at 28.11.2012, 01:31 CET:
Looking forward to that MiGGeL team.
EChI wrote at 28.11.2012, 07:07 CET:
there was a moments on dreamhack like a pudge+chen just gone&kill main carry with help of fountain ))
and with so much games of magnus i would like to see skewer+testOFfaith+ReversePolarity under fountain... BOOM! teamwipe! is it possible to pull off?

edited by EChI at 28.11.2012, 07:11 CET
Tazz wrote at 28.11.2012, 12:42 CET:
im like 95 % sure that skewer wont work with test of faith to push heroes back to fountain :). Skewer is like a force stuff that applies slow, as hook length extends to 12312312 range when pudge is sent to fountain
Blaak wrote at 28.11.2012, 13:59 CET:

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