Last updated: May 9, 2023 (added match results and the final standings)

The ESL One Berlin Major 2023 is just around the corner as the second Major of the ongoing 2023 DPC season. With 2,700 DPC points up for grabs, every competing team in the Berlin Major will be fiercely battling to secure their slot in The International (TI12) later this year. Not to mention the lion's share of the $500K prize pool being awarded to the team that take the crown!

Mark your calendars as the Dota 2 Berlin Major will kick off on April 26 and conclude on May 7. This grand event will be hosted at the Velodrom Arena in Berlin. Wondering what to expect? Rivalry have got you covered. From the complete Group Stage schedule to the tournament's format and a rundown of all 18 competing teams, here's everything you need to know about the Berlin Major.

Berlin Major 2023: Format

The Dota 2 Berlin Major 2023 is split into three key stages, beginning on April 26 and ending on May 7. Here’s the full breakdown:

  • Group Stage - April 26 - 30

Eighteen teams will come together and battle it out in the Group Stage for a chance to make it to the playoffs. They are divided into two groups of nine teams, each in a single round-robin format. All matches are played best of two.

The top four teams from each group advance to the upper bracket, while the 5th and 6th placed teams proceed to the lower bracket of the playoffs. The remaining teams are eliminated.

  • Playoffs - May 2 - 4

The playoffs will feature a double elimination bracket as the remaining teams battle to make it to the Finals. Aside from the Grand Final, which is best-of-five, all matches are played as best-of-three.

  • Finals - May 5 - 7

The Finals will be hosted at the Velodrom Arena in Berlin. Tickets have already sold out, so fans can expect a massive turnout and an electric atmosphere!

The prize pool for the Berlin Major 2023 is an impressive $500,000 on offer, with the lion's share of $200,000 being awarded to whoever takes home the crown.

There are also 2,700 DPC points up for grabs, vital for teams wanting to secure their place in The International (TI12), one of the biggest tournaments in the Dota 2 esports scene.

Berlin Major 2023: Teams

Eighteen teams will compete in the 2023 Berlin Major - four teams each from Western Europe and China, three from Southeast Asia (SEA) and Eastern Europe, and two from North America and South America.

The complete list of teams and their player rosters is listed below.


  • Invictus Gaming - Emo, Dust, Xiang Yu, Pyw, qyqx
  • PSG.LGD - shiro, NothingToSay, zeal, planet, y’
  • Team Aster - Monet, Xwy, Xxs, BoBoka, Piqiu
  • Xtreme Gaming - Ghost, Paparazi灬, JT-, Kaka, Dy

Eastern Europe

  • 9 Pandas - Antares, kiyotaka, MieRo, RAMZES666, Solo
  • Team Spirit - Yatoro, Larl, Collapse, Mira, Miposhka
  • BetBoom Team - Pure~, gpk~, Nightfall, Save-, TORONTOTOKYO

North America

  • Shopify Rebellion - Arteezy, Mikey, SabeRLight-, Cr1t-, Fly
  • TSM - Timado, Bryle, kasane, Ari, Whitemon

South America

  • beastcoast - K1, DarkMago, Sacred, Scofield, Stinger
  • Evil Geniuses - Pakazs, Chris Luck, Wisper, Matthew, Panda

Southeast Asia

  • Execration - Palos, Bob, Tino, Shanks, Carlo
  • Talon Esports - 23savage, Mikoto, Jabz, Q, Oli~
  • Team SMG - CDR, MooN, MidOne, ah fu, poloson

Western Europe

  • Gaimin Gladiators - dyrachyo, Quinn, Ace, tOfu, Seleri
  • OG - Yuragi, bzm, DM, Taiga, Chu
  • Team Liquid - miCKe, Nisha, zai, Boxi, Insania
  • Tundra Esports - skiter, Nine, 33, Saksa, Sneyking

Berlin Major 2023: Schedule

Below is the full schedule for the Group Stage of the Berlin Major 2023. All times listed are in BST, and match winners will be emboldened for easy reading. It’s set to be an action-packed five days as Groups A and B will compete daily, with four live matches being played at a time.

Gaimin Gladiators closed out the Lima Major with a perfect run, will their winning streak continue into the Berlin Major? Stay tuned to find out!

Group A - April 26

  • 11AM - Evil Geniuses Vs. Gaimin Gladiators*
  • 11AM - PSG.LGD Vs. Execration
  • 11AM - 9 Pandas Vs. TSM
  • 11AM - BetBoom Vs. Team Aster*
  • 1PM - Team Liquid Vs. Team Aster*
  • 1PM - TSM Vs. BetBoom
  • 1PM - PSG.LGD Vs. Gaimin Gladiators
  • 1PM - Execration Vs. Evil Geniuses

Group B - April 26

  • 4.15PM - Tundra Esports Vs. Team Spirit*
  • 4.15PM - Talon Esports Vs. beastcoast*
  • 4.15PM - Shopify Rebellion Vs. Invictus Gaming
  • 4.15PM - Team SMG Vs. OG
  • 6:45PM - OG Vs. Xtreme Gaming
  • 6:45PM - Team Spirit Vs. Shopify Rebellion*
  • 6:45PM - Invictus Gaming Vs. Tundra Esports
  • 6:45PM - beastcoast Vs. Team SMG*

Teams marked with an * will need a tiebreaker match.

Group A - April 27

  • 11AM - PSG.LGD Vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 11AM - Gaimin Gladiators Vs. BetBoom Team*
  • 11AM - 9 Pandas Vs. Team Liquid*
  • 11AM - Execration Vs. Team Aster
  • 1PM - Team Liquid Vs. BetBoom Team*
  • 1PM - TSM Vs. Evil Geniuses*
  • 1PM - 9 Pandas Vs. Team Aster*
  • 1PM - Gaimin Gladiators Vs. Execration

Group B - April 27

  • 4.15PM - Xreme Gaming Vs. Talon Esports
  • 4.15PM - Tundra Esports Vs. Shopify Rebellion
  • 4.15PM - Team Spirit Vs. OG*
  • 4.15PM - Invictus Gaming Vs. Team SMG
  • 6:45PM - Shopify Rebellion Vs. beastcoast
  • 6:45PM - Talon Esports Vs. OG
  • 6:45PM - Team Spirit Vs. Invictus Gaming
  • 6:45PM - Xtreme Gaming Vs. Team SMG

Teams marked with an * will need a tiebreaker match.

Group A - April 28

  • 11AM - 9 Pandas Vs. PSG.LGD
  • 11AM - Team Liquid Vs. TSM
  • 11AM - Gaimin Gladiators Vs. Team Aster
  • 11AM - BetBoom Team Vs. Evil Geniuses*
  • 1PM - Team Liquid Vs. Gaimin Gladiators
  • 1PM - 9 Pandas Vs. BetBoom Team*
  • 1PM - TSM Vs. Execration*
  • 1PM - Team Aster Vs. PSG.LGD*

Group B - April 28

  • 4.15PM - OG Vs. Invictus Gaming*
  • 4.15PM - Tundra Esports Vs. Talon Esports
  • 4.15PM - beastcoast Vs. Extreme Gaming
  • 4.15PM - Team SMG Vs. Shopify Rebellion
  • 6:45PM - Team Spirit Vs. beastcoast
  • 6:45PM - Tundra Esports Vs. OG*
  • 6:45PM - Invictus Gaming Vs. Xtreme Gaming*
  • 6:45PM - Talon Esports Vs. Team SMG

Teams marked with an * will need a tiebreaker match.

Group A - April 29

  • 11AM - TSM Vs. Team Aster
  • 11AM - 9 Pandas Vs. Evil Geniuses*
  • 11AM - Team Liquid Vs. PSG.LGD *
  • 11AM -Execration Vs. BetBoom Team
  • 1PM - Team Liquid Vs. Execration
  • 1PM - Evil Geniuses Vs. Team Aster
  • 1PM - 9 Pandas Vs. Gaimin Gladiators*
  • 1PM - TSM Vs. PSG.LGD

Group B - April 29

  • 4.15PM - Xtreme Gaming Vs. Tundra Esports
  • 4.15PM - Talon Esports Vs. Shopify Rebellion*
  • 4.15PM - OG Vs. beastcoast
  • 4.15PM - Team SMG Vs. Team Spirit*
  • 6:45PM - Shopify Rebellion Vs. OG*
  • 6:45PM - beastcoast Vs. Tundra Esports
  • 6:45PM - Xtreme Gaming Vs. Team Spirit
  • 6:45PM - Invictus Gaming Vs. Talon Esports

Teams marked with an * will need a tiebreaker match.

Group A - April 30

  • 11AM - PSG.LGD Vs. BetBoom Team*
  • 11AM - TSM Vs. Gaimin Gladiators
  • 11AM - Team Liquid Vs. Evil Geniuses
  • 11AM - 9 Pandas Vs. Execration*

Group B - April 30

  • 4.15PM - Tundra Esports Vs. Team SMG
  • 4.15PM -Team Spirit Vs. Talon Esports*
  • 4.15PM - beastcoast Vs. Invictus Gaming*
  • 4.15PM - Xtreme Gaming Vs. Shopify Rebellion*


  • Team Aster Vs. Evil Genisues
  • Team Aster Vs. BetBoom Team
  • Evil Geniuses Vs. BetBoom Team

Berlin Major 2023: Playoffs Schedule

Upper Bracket Quarterfinals - May 1

  • Gaimin Gladiators Vs. Team Spirit
  • OG Vs. Team Liquid
  • 9 Pandas Vs. Shopify Rebellion
  • Tundra Esports Vs. PSG.LGD

Lower Bracket Round 1 - May 2-3

  • Team Spirit Vs. Team Aster
  • Team Liquid Vs. Xtreme Gaming
  • Shopify Rebellion Vs. Evil Geniuses
  • PSG.LGD Vs. Talon Esports

Upper Bracket Semifinals - May 3

  • Gaimin Gladiators Vs. OG
  • 9 Pandas Vs. Tundra Esports

Lower Bracket - Round 2

  • Team Aster Vs. Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses Vs. Talon Esports

Lower Bracket Quarterfinals - May 5

  • Tundra Esports Vs. Team Liquid
  • OG Vs. Evil Geniuses

Lower Bracket Semifinal - May 6

  • Team Liquid Vs. Evil Geniuses

Upper Bracket Final - May 6

  • Gaimin Gladiators Vs. 9 Pandas

Lower Bracket Final - May 6

  • 9 Pandas Vs. Team Liquid

Grand Final - May 7

  • Gaimin Gladiators Vs. Team Liquid

Berlin Major 2023: Streams

All live games and matches will be broadcast in English on the official ESL Dota 2 YouTube and Twitch channels. There will be four channels all streamed live to encompass all four games happening simultaneously: ESLDota2Dota2EmberDota2Stormand Dota2Earth, so you don’t have to miss a second of the action!

We have embedded the ESL Dota 2 YouTube channel below for your convenience.

Berlin Major 2023: Overall Standings

The Berlin Major has come to an exciting conclusion, as Gaimin Gladiators maintained their steady bout of successes, taking home the crown on May 7. Here are the complete standings for the ESL One Berlin Major 2023.

1) Gaimin Gladiators

2) Team Liquid

3) 9Pandas

4) Evil Geniuses

5-6) Tundra Esports, OG

7-8) Team Aster, Talon Esports

9-12) Team Spirit, Xtreme Gaming, Shopify Rebellion, PSG.LGD

13-14) BetBoom Team, beastcoast

15-16) Execration, Team SMG

17-18) TSM, Invictus Gaming

Watch this space as we will update this article to reflect the current standings and match results.