Brace yourself, Dota 2 enthusiasts! Gamers8 is set to dazzle the Middle East with the much-anticipated Riyadh Masters 2023. Staged in the heart of Saudi Arabia, the tournament will unfold from 19th through 30th July, as an array of the world's finest Dota 2 squads battle for supremacy in the bustling city of Riyadh.
With a grand prize pool of $15 million at stake, the Riyadh Masters 2023 represents a golden opportunity for teams to assert their dominance ahead of the esteemed Bali Major. This tournament promises non-stop action, so stay tuned for comprehensive coverage of the event, including how to watch the Riyadh Masters 2023, schedule, teams, results, and so much more.
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How To Watch Riyadh Masters 2023: Stream Links
The best way to watch the Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 matches is in-game under the "Watch" tab. However, you can also tune into the live streams on the official Gamers8 Twitch channel (embedded below) or YouTube channels.
Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: Schedule & Format
The Riyadh Masters 2023 will run from 19th through 30th July in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and comes ahead of the Major tournament of this year's DPC season: Bali Major 2023. The event invites 20 teams to compete for the crown and a share of $15 million played across a Play-In Stage, a Group Stage, and Playoffs.
To kick things off, the Play-In Stage is designed as a round-robin format involving 12 teams divided into two groups. Every team plays a BO2 match with each other in their group, and the top two from each group automatically proceed to the Group Stage. Teams positioned 3rd to 6th in each group compete against their counterparts from the opposite group, with winners also moving to the Group Stage while the losers are dropped.
The Group Stage, composed of two groups of eight teams each (those who progressed from the Play-In stage and eight directly seeded teams), is also played in a round-robin format where each team faces all others in their group in a BO2 match. The four top teams from each group secure their place in the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs, while those finishing in 5th and 6th positions advance to the Lower Bracket. Any teams falling below these positions are eliminated.
The Playoffs are conducted in a double-elimination bracket format, featuring BO3 matches, except for the Grand Final, which is a BO5 showdown. This final stage tests the endurance and skill of the twelve remaining teams - eight from the Upper Bracket and four from the Lower Bracket. The teams battle it out to claim the coveted Riyadh Masters 2023 championship title.
Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: Teams Attending
The Riyadh Masters event will see 20 professional Dota 2 teams compete for the championship.
Group Stage Seeds
- Gaimin Gladiators
- BetBoom Team
- Evil Geniuses
- Talon Esports
- Tundra Esports
- Team Spirit
- Shopify Rebellion
Play-In Stage Seeds
- Team Liquid
- Team Aster
- OG Esports
- Xtreme Gaming
- Team Secret
- Quest Esports
Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: Results & Standings
|Group A Standings|
|Group B Standings|
|Group A Standings|
|Group B Standings|
|Upper Bracket Quarterfinals|
|Quest Esports||Talon Esports||1-2|
|Team Liquid||Gaimin Gladiators||2-1|
|Team Spirit||Team Aster||2-0|
|Upper Bracket Semifinals|
|Talon Esports||Team Liquid||1-2|
|Team Spirit||BetBoom Team||2-1|
|Upper Bracket Final|
|Team Liquid||Team Spirit||1-2|
|Team Spirit||Team Liquid||3-1|
|Lower Bracket Round 1|
|Gaimin Gladiators||Tundra Esports||2-1|
|Team Aster||Evil Geniuses||2-0|
|Lower Bracket Round 2|
|Quest Esports||Gaimin Gladiators||0-2|
|Lower Bracket Round Quarterfinals|
|BetBoom Team||Gaimin Gladiators||1-2|
|Lower Bracket Semifinal|
|Gaimin Gladiators||Talon Esports||1-2|
|Lower Bracket Round Final|
|Team Liquid||Talon Esports||2-0|
Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: Prize Pool
The Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 tournament boasts a prize pool of $15,000,000 distributed as follows:
And that's everything you need to know about the Riyadh Masters 2023 tournament in Dota 2.