With Team Spirit winning the PGL Arlington Major 2022, ahead of The International 2022, Dota 2 fans have turned their eyes to ESL One Malaysia 2022. With the two important Dota 2 tournaments coming back to back, some of you may be confused. With this article, you will better understand the similarities and differences between PGL Arlington Major 2022 and ESL One Malaysia 2022.
Today we will take a look at the differences between PGL Arlington Major 2022 and ESL One Malaysia 2022.
PGL Arlington Major 2022 was a Major
The biggest difference between the two tournaments is that the PGL Arlington Major 2022 was a Major tournament organized by Valve. ESL One Malaysia 2022 is organized by ESL.
As such, teams will not be able to earn Dota Pro Circuit points for their ESL One performances. PGL Major was the Major that ended DPC Tour 3 and was vital for teams on their way to The International 2022.
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PSG.LGD and Team Spirit, the two great teams that made the grand final of the PGL Arlington Major 2022, are not featured in ESL One Malaysia 2022. Considering that both teams have been dominating the tournaments lately, perhaps we will be able to watch a more exciting tournament in this way.
Maybe this is a big opportunity for OG to finally become the champion. Although Misha's not being able to play due to visa problems is a big shortcoming for them.
Unlike PGL Arlington Major 2022, Alliance, Team Secret, Nigma Galaxy and TSM will take part in ESL One Malaysia 2022. Team Secret, Nigma Galaxy and TSM are likely to perform even more ambitious at ESL One Malaysia 2022, as we are almost certain they wanted to take part in the PGL Arlington Major 2022.
It is also quite interesting that Alliance, which will start from Division II next season as they finished last in DPC WEU Tour 3 this season, will take part in ESL One Malaysia 2022. It is quite possible that they will disappear among the strong teams, but we will wait and see.
Leading teams such as Royal Never Give Up and Tundra Esports will also not participate in ESL One Malaysia 2022.
Formats of PGL Arlington Major 2022 and ESL One Malaysia 2022
The formats of PGL Arlington Major 2022 and ESL One Malaysia 2022 are actually quite similar. The differences are due to the fact that there were 17 teams in PGL Arlington Major 2022, while 12 teams are taking part in ESL One Malaysia 2022.
In PGL, there were 9 teams in one group and 8 teams in the other. In ESL One, there are two groups of 6 each.
At the PGL Arlington Major 2022, 12 teams had advanced to the playoffs. This number will be 8 in ESL One Malaysia 2022. As a result, the playoff stage will end faster. Of course, as an esports fan, the longer the playoff stage, the better for us, right?
The two tournaments are quite similar in terms of format, with the group stage matches being Bo2, the playoff matches being Bo3 and the grand final being Bo5.
Looking at the tournament's prize pools, the PGL Arlington Major 2022 actually did not have a huge prize pool considering it was a Dota 2 Major. Still, the $500,000 prize pool was somewhat higher than the $400,000 that will be distributed in ESL One Malaysia 2022.
However, the PGL Arlington Major 2022 was giving participants one last chance for The International 2022. PGL Arlington Major 2022 was worth even more, as earning DPC points is more important to almost any team than the money, right? On the way to Aegis, ESL One Malaysia 2022 does not constitute any value as well.
We have compiled the main differences between the two important Dota 2 tournaments in our article. ESL One Malaysia 2022 will kick off on August 23. Stay tuned to Luckbox to not miss the latest news about ESL One Malaysia 2022.