Brace yourself for some hardcore Dota 2 action.
The group stage of ESL One Stockholm Major has concluded. The playoffs began on May 16th and will last until May 22nd for the 12 eligible clubs.
The tournament winner will get US$200,000 and 680 DPC points, and inch a step closer towards qualifying to The International 11..
The stakes couldn't be greater with all teams vying for the 3,530 DPC prize pool. If they score enough points, they will receive a direct invite to TI11, making their Stockholm Major playoff run a wonderful opportunity to secure their tickets early.
Mind Games, T1, BOOM Esports, Team Spirit and Evil Geniuses have been eliminated from the tournament. Meanwhile, European teams Tundra Esports and Gaimin Gladiators won Group A and Group B, respectively.
Here’s a quick update on the ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 Playoffs.
ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 Schedule Playoffs, betting odds, where to watch & teams
Below are the current predictions for the upcoming matches. Teams that are highlighted in bold have the odds in their favour. You can click on the dates to take yourself directly to the detailed match page, and live bet whilst the matches play out.
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Lower Round 2
- bc vs. BB (May 20, 2022 - 12:00 CEST) 2.20 vs. 1.65
- OG vs. Fnatic (May 20, 2022 - 15:35 CEST) 1.48 vs. 2.50
Upper Bracket Final
- Tundra vs. TSM (May 21, 2022 - 15:35 CEST) 1.38 vs. 2.90
ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 Playoffs Update
The Dota 2 action during the Main Event was only a beacon to what is to come. In a heated upper bracket brawl between teams like TSM.FTX versus OG and Gaimin Gladiators, TSM managed to beat its opponents and send them straight to the lower bracket.
Tundra Esports used the classic zoo meta to extend their winning run at the ESL One Stockholm Major.
Tundra maintained their great playoff run by defeating TI10 winner side Team Spirit 2-1 in the upper bracket quarterfinal match after finishing first in Group A with an 11-1 record.
Tundra's offlaner Neta "33" Shapira had a clutch performance on the Lycan and Beastmaster in games one and three, respectively. Then they moved on to the beat Thunder Awaken with ease.
The real suspense takes place in the lower bracket encounters, where the matches could go either way. The current Fnatic squad looks to have strengthened in recent months, as seen by stronger performances at recent events. The squad finished Tour 2 as the top SEA team, and with BOOM Esports and T1 now out of the Major, it is the region's last chance.
T1 had a diverse range of performances at the Major, looking good at moments and not so great otherwise. The squad worked hard in today's series, but in the end, it was close games and individual brilliance from Fnatic's players that determined the outcome.
The squad will be unhappy that they did not win anything at this Major, but as coach Park "March" Tae-won stated in the loser's interview, they will bounce back stronger.
The ESL One Stockholm Dota 2 Major 2022 champion will be crowned on May 22nd.