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ESL Berlin Major in sight

From April 26 to May 7, 2023, Berlin will host the ESL One Berlin Major, one of the most significant tournaments in the Dota 2 professional circuit. The competition boasts a $500,000 prize pool and 18 teams from around the world, including four from Western Europe and China, three from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, and two each from North and South America.

The group stage features two groups of nine teams each, with a single round-robin format and all matches played as Best of Two. The top four teams from each group advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, while the 5th and 6th place teams from each group advance to the lower bracket. The remaining teams are eliminated.

The playoffs are a double-elimination bracket, with all matches except the Grand Final played as Best of Three. The Grand Final will be played as Best of Five.

Some of the world’s best Dota 2 players will compete, representing their respective teams and countries. Notably, Team Liquid will feature players from Sweden and Poland, while PSG.LGD will be representing China.

Other teams to watch out for include Gaimin Gladiators, OG, ex-HellRaisers, Team Spirit, and Tundra Esports, all from Western and Eastern Europe. Invictus Gaming, Team Aster, Talon Esports, and BetBoom Team are the teams to watch from China and Southeast Asia, while Shopify Rebellion, beastcoast, and Evil Geniuses will be representing North and South America.

The matches will be broadcast live on Twitch, and fans around the world can follow the action and cheer for their favorite teams. This year’s ESL One Berlin Major promises to be an exciting tournament, showcasing some of the most impressive Dota 2 players and teams on the international stage.