ESL One Berlin Major 2023: Everything you need to know

The second Dota 2 Major of the year is fast approaching, with the ESL One Berlin Major due to kick off later this month.

ESL One Berlin Major 2023 schedule and format

The ESL One Berlin Major is due to take place from April 26 to May 27, when 18 teams will be competing for the chance of becoming the second Major winner of 2023.

The action will kick off with the Group Stage, in which the eighteen teams will be split into two groups of nine teams each. Each group will compete through Single round-robin matches, which will all be best-of-two matches.

The top four teams from each group will advance to the playoff's upper bracket, while the teams ranked in fifth and sixth place will move on to the lower bracket. The remaining teams will be eliminated from the tournament.

Once in the Playoffs, the surviving teams will compete under a single-elimination bracket, with all matches being best-of-three, with the exception of the best-of-five grand final.

ESL One Berlin Major 2023 teams

Eighteen teams will participate in the ESL One Berlin Major, consisting of four teams each from Western Europe and China, three teams each from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe and two teams each from North America and South America.

Team Liquid Tundra Esports Gaimin Gladiators
HellRaisers Team Spirit BetBoom Team
Xtreme Gaming PSG.LGD Invictus Gaming
Team Aster Talon Esports Execration
Team SMG TSM Shopify Rebellion
beastcoast Evil Geniuses OG


ESL One Berlin Major 2023 prize pool

The teams at the ESL One Berlin Major will be competing for their share of the grand prize pool of $500,000 and 2,700 Dota Pro Circuit points. The breakdown of the prize money and DPC points is as follows.

Place Prize Money DPC Points
1st $200,000 500
2nd $100,000 450
3rd $75,000 400
4th $50,000 350
5th-6th $25,000 300
7th-8th $12,500 200

How to watch ESL One Berlin Major 2023

For the really dedicated fans out there, you'll be able to watch the action at the ESL One Berlin Major live from the Velodrom arena. Tickets are available from ESL's website, with tickets available at various prices. Options include either a one-day ticket, or Plus and Premium tickets covering the May 5th, 6th and 7th Playoffs.

If you aren't able to make the trip, there's no reason to worry. You'll be able to watch everything at the ESL One Berlin Major - from the Group Stage to the Grand Final - right here on Luckbox. Just click here to see the upcoming Dota 2 match schedule, and remember to sign up to claim your free 100% bonus before the next Dota 2 Major kicks off in earnest.