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Announcing Captain's Draft 3.0

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Dota Cinema and MoonduckTV are excited to announce the third season of Captain's Draft will begin this Tuesday on January 19th.

This season will feature a base prize pool of $100,000 with opportunties for the community to contribute that will be announced soon.

The Format

Captain's Draft 3.0 is split into three rounds: qualifiers, group stage, and playoffs. A total of 14 teams will fight through the rounds until 1 winner is crowned champion in the final best of 5 series.

1) Qualifier

  • 8-team double elimination bracket, all best-of-3.

  • Top two teams move on to the Group Stage.

2) Group Stage

  • Top 2 teams from the qualifier join 6 directly invited teams.

  • 8 teams are split into 2 groups of 4 for best-of-3 round robin.

3) Playoffs

  • 4-team double elimination bracket, all best-of-3 with best-of-5 finals.

  • Top 2 from each group seed into upper bracket.

  • Bottom 2 from each group seed into lower bracket.

The Teams


  • Navi
  • Digital Chaos
  • Complexity
  • Team Spirit
  • Stark
  • Steak Gaming
  • Fantastic Five
  • Power Rangers

Group Stage

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Empire
  • Vega Squadron
  • Virtus.Pro
  • Team Liquid
  • Alliance
  • Qualifier Winner #1
  • Qualifier Winner #2

The coverage begins January 19th on