If any region needs the adrenaline-pumping intensity of professional Dota, it's the NA esports scene. Beyond this, the Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major will be an important deciding event for professional teams, offering a $500,000 prize pool and 4,570 DPC points.
Here's everything you need to know about the Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major, including how to watch, schedule, format, teams, prize and DPC point distribution, and more.
Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major - How to watch
The Dota 2 Arlington Major 2022 will go live on PGL's official Dota 2 Twitch channel, which we have embedded below for your convenience. The tournament organizers will also simulcast the games on their official YouTube channel.
Apart from watching the live stream on the official PGL Twitch channel, fans can also spectate games live from the "Watch" section of the Dota 2 game client.
Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major - Schedule and Format
PGL has confirmed that the Dota 2 Arlington Major will occur from 4th to 14th August 2022 at the largest dedicated esports facility in North America, Esports Stadium Arlington.
The Group Stage will run from 4th to 8th August 2022 followed by the Playoffs, running from 9th to 14th August 2022. You can buy tickets to attend the event in person here. (Update: all tickets are sold out).
The Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major will divide 18 teams into two groups of nine teams. The Group Stage matches will follow a single round-robin format with games played as a Best-of-2 (BO2).
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The top four teams from each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs. Teams placing 5th and 6th from each group will play in the Lower Bracket. The remaining teams will be eliminated.
Similar to previous Dota 2 esports tournaments, the Playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket. Instead of two matches, however, the teams will play a BO3, except in the Grand Finals, which will be a BO5.
Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major - All teams participating
The Dota 2 Arlington Major will comprise 18 teams, with four teams each coming from Western Europe and China, three teams each from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, and two teams each from North and South America.
Here are all the teams competing in the Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major.
- EU West 1: Tundra Esports
- EU West 2: Team Liquid
- EU West 3: OG
- EU West 4: Entity
- EU East 1: Outsiders
- EU East 2: Natus Vincere
- EU East 3: Team Spirit
- China 1: Royal Never Give Up
- China 2: Team Aster
- China 3: PSG.LGD
- China 4: Xtreme Gaming (withdrawn)
- SEA 1: BOOM Esports
- SEA 2: Talon Esports
- SEA 3: Fnatic
- NA 1: Evil Geniuses
- NA 2: Soniqs (Quincy Crew)
- SA 1: Thunder Awaken
- SA 2: Beastcoast
Dota 2 PGL Arlington Major - Prize Pool and DPC Points
The event will comprise a massive $500,000 and 4,570 DPC points as part of the prize pool. The distribution of prize monies and Pro Circuit points are indicated below.
- 1st - $200,000 and 820 DPC Points
- 2nd - $100,000 and 740 DPC Points
- 3rd - $75,000 and 670 DPC Points
- 4th - $50,000 and 590 DPC Points
- 5th to 6th - $25,000 and 515 DPC Points
- 7th to 8th - $12,500 and 360 DPC Points
- 9th to 12th - TBD
- 13th to 14th - TBD
- 15th to 16th - TBD
- 17th to 18th - TBD
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