The DreamLeague Season 8, a prelude to the first DreamHack Major of this competitive season to be held in December, has announced their talent for the season:
— Host: Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
— Co-Host: Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner
— Caster: Owen “ODPixel” Davies
— Caster: Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas
"With ROG DreamLeague season 8 finally kicking off in September, and with the competition being bigger than ever, we’ve made sure to gather the most professional broadcast talent in the business to bring you the best possible entertainment, live from Stockholm, Sweden. It’s a familiar quartet of endless Dota 2 knowledge and memes."
This season, two of the DreamHack events received a Major status: one in December, one in January, with an increased prize pool of $1,000,000 each (from $175,000 of previous Season 7) and with 8 teams total advancing to DreamHack LAN (double than previously) to fight for the prize and a status of Major Champions. The LAN finals themselves will be held on December 1-4 in Jönköping, Sweden.
The Regional Open Qualifiers in Europe, CIS, Southeast Asia, China and South America will begin this September (October for North America). The exact schedule of European and CIS Closed Qualifiers is yet to be announced. The Grand Final itself will be held on December 1-4 during the DreamHack event at Jönköping, Sweden.