Kuala Lumpur Major qualifiers, rosters and bracket

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The Kuala Lumpur Major is under way in Malaysia and this is the place to find all the latest results and standings from the KL Major bracket.

PGL's sixth major event - the first Dota 2 Major in Malaysia - sees 16 teams from across the globe competing for a prize pool of $1m and valuable Dota Pro Circuit points for The International 9 in early November 2019.

In collaboration with the eGG Network and ImbaTV, the main event will be hosted at the Axiata Arena, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Major live: Find all the latest matches and live streams

KL Major results and standings

Kuala Lumpur Major results: All the results from the KL Major

Latest KL Major standings and schedule

Kuala Lumpur Major bracket

KL Major Group Stage

The group stage for the Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 event will take place on November 9th and 10th, 2018.

Group A

Team Secret
paiN Gaming
Ninjas in Pyjamas

Group B

Evil Geniuses
Vici Gaming
TNC Predator
Team Aster

In-depth: KL Major bracket groups A and B

Group C

Gambit Esports

Group D

Forward Gaming
paiN X

In-depth: KL Major bracket groups C and D


KL Major play-offs

The play-offs begin on November 11th with the final scheduled for November 18th, 2018.

The final three days, November 16th, 17th and 18th, will be held in front of a live audience at the Axiata Arena.

List of Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 teams

After a series of intense matches and surprising results in qualifying, we know 15 of the teams that will play at the Kuala Lumpur Major, with only one free slot remaining. That will go to the winner winner of first Dota 2 Minor of the new season - DreamLeague Season 10.

The Kuala Lumpur Dota 2 Major teams to have qualified by region, are:

European qualifiers

Alliance are back. Well, it certainly seems so, given their recent performances and their improvement has been rewarded with a place at the KL Major. The other two teams from Europe are much expected, with Team Secret progressing without losing a match and newly reformed Ninjas in Pyjamas completing the European contingent. In fact, the biggest surprise was that Team Liquid failed to progress.

Alliance Roster:

  • Michael "miCKe" Nguyen
  • Max "qojqva" Bröcker
  • Samuel "Boxi" Svahn
  • Tommy "Taiga" Le
  • Aydin "iNsania" Sarkohi

Team Secret Roster:

  • Michał "Nisha" Jankowski
  • Yeik Nai "MidOne" Zheng
  • Ludwig "Zai" Wahlberg
  • Yazied "YapzOr" Jaradat
  • Clement "Puppey" Ivanov

NiP Roster:

  • Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard
  • Adrian "Fata" Trinks
  • Neta "33" Shapira
  • Martin "Saksa" Sazdov
  • Peter "PPD" Dager

  • MinD ContRoL stands in for 33

CIS qualifiers

It was little surprise to see Virtus.Pro get through but Team Ferzee upset the odds by grabbing the region's second qualifying slot, despite a rough start. They eliminated the likes of Natus Vincere, Winstrike, Espada and Team Spirit to book their place in Malaysia.

Team VP Roster:

  • Roman "Ramzes666" Kushnarev
  • Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
  • Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov
  • Vladimir "rodjER" Nikogosyan
  • Alexei "Solo" Berezin

Gambit Esports Roster:

  • Nikita "Daxak" Kuzmin
  • Andrey "Afoninje" Afonin
  • Vasily "AfterLife" Shishkin
  • Rinat "KingR" Abdullin
  • Ivan "VANSKOR" Skorokhod

China qualifiers

The qualification of TI8 runners-up PSG.LGD came as expected and they were joined by Vici Gaming and Team Aster, for whom a combination of good roster changes and the ability of coach BurNing has forged a promising team.

PSG.LGD Roster:

  • Wang "Ame" Chunyu
  • Lu "SOMNUS丶M" Yao
  • Yang "Challice" Shenyi
  • Xu "Fy" Linsen
  • Yap "xNova" Jian Wei

ViCi Gaming Roster:

  • Zhang "Paparazi" Chengjun
  • Zeng "Ori" Jiaoyang
  • Zhou "Yang" Haiyang
  • Pan "Fade" Yi
  • Ding "Dy" Cong

Team Aster roster:

  • LLiu "Sylar" Jiajun
  • Gao "loveyouloveme" Yuan
  • Lin "Xxs" Jing
  • Ye "BoBoKa" Zhibiao
  • Lu "Fenrir" Chao

SEA qualifiers

Fnatic's super-star new line-up managed to crush almost all rivals on their road to the KL Major. The only team that managed to snatch a game from them was TNC Predator, who grabbed the second qualifying spot.

Fnatic Roster:

  • Pyo "MP" Noa
  • Abed "Abed" Yusop
  • Daryl Koh "iceiceice" Pei Xiang
  • Djardel "DJ" Mampusti
  • Anucha "Jabz" Jirawong

TNC Predator Roster:

  • Kim “Gabbi” Santos
  • Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios
  • Carlo “Kuku” Palad
  • Timothy “Tims” Randrup
  • Michael “Ninjaboogie” Ross

North American qualifiers

Evil Geniuses continued their dominance in the NA region and were the winners of the qualifier. Second place went to Forward Gaming - the former VGJ.Storm line-up who enjoyed a fine TI8 - and they carried their momentum into the qualifier. The list of Kuala Lumpur Major Dota 2 teams from NA is completed by March's stack, who managed to eliminate the new compLexity roster.

Evil Geniuses Roster:

  • Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
  • Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan
  • Gustav "s4" Magnusson
  • Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen
  • Tal "Fly" Aizik

Forward Gaming Roster:

  • Yawar "YawaR" Hassan
  • Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok
  • Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora
  • Arif "MSS" Anwar
  • Avery "SVG" Silverman

J.Storm Roster:

  • David "Moo" Hull
  • Jonathan "Bryle" De Guia
  • Lee "FoREv" Sang-don
  • Milan "MiLAN" Kozomara
  • Park "March" Tae-won

South American qualifiers

"Double paiN", is perhaps the best way to describe the South American qualifiers. After an initial announcement of dropping their TI8 roster, paiN Gaming had a change of heart, re-signing their players with one exception, with Misery replaced Duster. The second paiN squad features a mix of North and South American players.

paiN Gaming roster:

  • William "hFnk3" Medeiros
  • Omar "w33haa" Aliwi
  • Otávio "tavo" Gabriel
  • Danylo "KINGRD" Nascimento
  • Rasmus "MISERY" Filipsen

paiN X roster:

  • Ravindu "Ritsu" Kodippili
  • Quinn "CC&C" Callahan
  • Adriano de Paula "4dr" Machado
  • Rodrigo Lelis "Liposa" Santos
  • Francis "FrancisLee" Lee

DreamLeague Season 10 winners

Tigers roster:

  • Lai "Ahjit" Jay Son
  • Muhammad "inYourdreaM" Rizky
  • David "Moonmeander" Tan
  • Kenny "Xepher" Deo
  • Sivatheeban "1437" Sivanathapillai

KL Major prize pool

The PGL event will offer a prize pool of $1m, with the winners taking home $350,000 and 4,950 DPC points.

The full KL Major prize pool looks like this:

  • 1st: $350,000, 4,950 points
  • 2nd: $170,000, 3,000
  • 3rd: $100,000, 2,100
  • 4th: $80,000, 1,350
  • 5th-6th: $60,000, 900
  • 7th-8th: $40,000, 450
  • 9th-12th: $15,000, 150
  • 13th-16th: $10,000, 75

KL Major live streams on Twitch

All KL Major matches can be found live on Twitch

KL Major talent


  • Redeye (Paul Chaloner)
  • Sheever (Jorien van der Heijden)


  • AdmiralBulldog (Henrik Ahnberg)
  • BananaSlamJamma (Brian Canavan)
  • Black^ (Dominik Reitmeier)
  • Godz (David Parker)
  • pieliedie (Johan Åström)


  • TobiWan (Toby Dawson)
  • Kyle (Kyle Freedman)
  • ODPixel (Owen Davies)
  • Fogged (Ioannis Loucas)
  • Zyori (Andrew Campbell)
  • Trent (Trent MacKenzie)
  • KotLGuy (Dakota Cox)
  • GrandGrant (Grant Harris)

EGG Casters

  • Danelie (Danelie Purdue)
  • Lysander (Lysander Xonora)
  • OnTheGo (Partibhan)
  • Hades (Sean Goh)


  • SirActionSlacks (Jake Kanner)
  • PindaPanda (Pinda Rika Dorji)
  • Malistryx (Lawrence Phillips)


  • Weppas (Johan Westberg)
  • Skrff (Rikard Holm Melin)


  • Faraz (Faraz Shababi)

KL Major venue and tickets

The Axiata Arena is Malaysia's highest-capacity indoor venue with 14,250-seats and is close to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

Tickets are on sale via MyTicket.Asia and are being released in stages:

  • U Mobile pre-sale: September 6th to 16th
  • Astro pre-sale: September 11th to 16th
  • Early Bird: September 14th to 30th
  • General sale: October 1

'On par with the global best'

Dota 2 has a massive fanbase in Malaysia but this is the first Major to be held in the country.

Malaysian Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said it was "significant" for Malaysia.

Speaking at the announcement press conference, he said: "Malaysia has the potential to be the region’s esports hub because our youths are passionate about esports.

"Therefore, holding an international tournament such as the Kuala Lumpur Major is significant as it provides opportunities for our esports industry to be on par with the global best.

"The Ministry looks forward to closer cooperation with esports organisations to accelerate the development of esports in Malaysia.

"This is crucial as esports would become a competitive sport at the 2022 Asian Games."

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