Dota 2 Bali Major viewer’s guide

Bali Major

Dota 2 Bali Major viewer’s guide

Last week, we had some news that is arguably “bad” for Dota 2 fans, as Valve revealed they would not release a Battle Pass for The International 2023. The upside is the developer will focus more on actual game content, and there will be a way to fund TI2023’s prize pool. There’s some exciting Dota 2 esports action this week, no matter how you cut it. We are, of course, talking about the Bali Major!

Bali Major 2023 details

The Bali Major is the last Dota 2 esports Major of the year before The International 2023 takes place. Therefore, it represents one final chance for some teams to claim a spot. There’s also a huge prize pool of $500,000 (roughly R9.4 million) to compete for.

IO Esports, in collaboration with EPULZE, are hosting the Bali Major 2023. This is the first Dota 2 Major to take place in Indonesia. The exact location is Ayana Estate in Bali. It runs from 29 June to 9 July 2023 and features 18 qualified Dota 2 esports teams following the last DPC regional events.

Starting this weekend (29 June to 3 July), the group stage will take place. It features two groups of nine teams each, with a single round-robin format. All matches are best-of-two. The top four teams of each group advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, while the 5th and 6th place finishes advance to the lower bracket, and the rest are eliminated.

Teams competing:
  • Tundra Esports (WEU)
  • Gaimin Gladiators (WEU)
  • Quest Esports (WEU)
  • Team Liquid (WEU)
  • Team Spirit (EEU)
  • BetBoom Team (EEU)
  • 9Pandas (EEU)
  • Invictus Gaming (China)
  • PSG.LGD (China)
  • Team Aster (China)
  • Azure Ray (China)
  • Bleed Esports (SEA)
  • Blacklist International (SEA)
  • Execration (SEA)
  • Evil Geniuses (SA)
  • Beastcoast (SA)
  • Shopify Rebellion (NA)
  • Nouns (NA)

The playoffs run from 5 to 9 July 2023. It is a double-elimination bracket, with all matches being best-of-three, except for the grand final, which promises to be a best-of-five slugfest.

You can catch all the Dota 2 esports action from the Bali Major 2023 on the EpulzeGaming Twitch channel.

Header image via IO Esports / EPULZE.

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