Riyadh Masters, the crown jewel of the DOTA 2 esports calendar, is back again on July 4, 2024, bringing fierce competition to the region as twenty of the world's top teams fight for glory. This time around, Riyadh Masters will be headlining the Esports World Cup, hosted in the heart of Saudi Arabia.

With a whopping $5 million in prize money, the stakes have never been higher, as the Riyadh Masters '24 champions take home a life-changing 30% of the total prize pool.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about Riyadh Masters 2024 at the ESWC, including the full schedule, all 20 competing teams, overall standings, and livestreams.

Riyadh Masters 2024: Format

Twenty teams will compete in Riyadh Masters 2024. Twelve teams begin in the initial Play-In Stage, seeded from different regional qualifiers. In contrast, the remaining eight automatically are seeded into the Group Stage based on their EPT Ranking.

Play-In Stage (July 4 - 7)

  • Twelve teams compete, split into two groups of six teams in a single-round-robin
  • All matches are best-of-two
  • Top three teams from each group advance to the Group Stage
  • Fourth to fifth-place teams from each group will be matched as matches are played from opposite groups
  • Winners advance to the Group Stage, Losers are eliminated

Group Stage (July 10 - 14)

  • Two groups of eight teams compete in a single round-robin
  • All matches are best-of-two
  • Top four teams from each group advance to the Playoffs Upper Bracket
  • Fifth and sixth-placed teams from each group advance to the Lower Bracket Playoffs
  • Remaining teams are eliminated

Playoffs Stage (July 16 - 21)

  • Ten teams compete in a double-elimination bracket
  • All matches, except the Grand Final, are best-of-three
  • The Grand Final is a best-of-five

Riyadh Masters 2024: Teams

For many of these top teams, Riyadh Masters will be their last public showing before they face off again for the legendary Aegis at The International in October. As such, they'll be giving the competition they're all as they aim to make a lasting impression.

Below, you will find all twenty teams competing in Riyadh Masters 2024 and their confirmed player rosters. Team Spirit will be looking to defend their title away ahead of strong competitiors like Gaimin Gladiators, Team Falcons, and Xtreme Gaming.

Play-In Seeds

Twelve teams will compete in the Play-In Stage, having earned their slots through regional qualifiers.

There are three teams from China and two teams each from Western Europe, Southeast Asia, and South America. One team each from North America, MENA, and Eastern Europe.

  • Azure Ray (China): Lou, Ori, Faith_bian, fu, 天命
  • G2.iG (China): Monet, NothingToSay, JT-, BoBoKa, xNova
  • LGD Gaming (China): shiro, Echo, niu, Pyw, y'
  • Aurora (Southeast Asia): 23, lorenof, Jabz, Q, Oli
  • Blacklist International (Southeast Asia): Natsumi-, Abed, Gabi, TIMS, Jaunuel
  • Entity (Western Europe): watson, No[o]ne-, DM, Kataomi', Fishman, Astini
  • MOUZ (Western Europe): Ulnit, Supream^, Force, NARMAN, Bengan, ImmortalFaith
  • beastcoast (South America): payk, Lumpy, Vitaly, Elmisho, MoOz
  • HEROIC (South America): K1, 4nalog, Davai Lama, Scofield, KJ
  • nouns (North America): Yuma, Copy, Gunnar, Lelis, Fly
  • PSG Quest (MENA): TA2000, No!ob, Malik, OmaR, Dukalis
  • Virtus.pro (Eastern Europe): Kiritych, squad1x, Noticed, Fng, G

Group Stage Seeds

The remaining eight teams are seeded into the second stage, the Group Stage.

  • Team Falcons: skiter, Marl1ne, ATF, Cr1t-, Sneyking
  • BetBoom Team: Nightfall, gpk, MieRo', Save-, TORONTOTOKYO
  • Gaimin Gladiators: dyrachyo, Quinn, Ace, tOfu, Seleri
  • WBG.XG: Ame, Xm, Xxs, XinQ, Dy
  • Tundra Esports: Pure-, Topson, RAMZES666, 9Class, Whitemon
  • Team Liquid: miCKe, Nisha, 33, Boxi. Insania
  • OG: Timado, bzm, Wisper, Ari, Ceb
  • Team Spirit: Yatoro, Larl, Collapse, Mira, Miposhka

Riyadh Masters 2024: Schedule

Below, you'll find the schedule for Riyadh Masters 2024, taking place at the Esports World Cup.

All times listed will be in PHT (Philippine Time), and match winners be shown in bold. Stay tuned as we update this section with all upcoming matches and results, as well as additional schedule sections for the Riyadh Masters Group Stage and Playoffs.

Play-In Stage Schedule

The groups for Riyadh Masters 2024 Play-In Stage are as follows, beginning on July 4.

  • Group A: beastcoast, Blacklist International, Entity, G2 x iG, LGD Gaming, Virtus.pro
  • Group B: Aurora, Azure Ray, HEROIC, MOUZ, nouns, PSG Quest

Group A - July 4

  • 5:00 PM: G2.iG vs. Entity
  • 5:00 PM: LGD Gaming vs. Virtus.pro
  • 5:00 PM: beastcoast vs. Blacklist International
  • 10:30 PM: Entity vs. Virtus.pro
  • 10:30 PM: Blacklist International vs. G2.iG
  • 10:30 PM: beastcoast vs. LGD Gaming

Group B - July 4

  • 7:45 PM: Azure Ray vs. Aurora
  • 7:45 PM: PSG Quest vs. HEROIC
  • 7:45 PM: nouns vs. MOUZ
  • 1:15 AM: Aurora vs. nouns
  • 1:15 AM: MOUZ vs. HEROIC
  • 1:15 AM: Azure Ray vs. PSG Quest

Group A - July 5

  • 5:00 PM: Virtus.pro vs. G2.iG
  • 5:00 PM: beastcoast vs. Entity
  • 5:00 PM: LGD Gaming vs. Blacklist International
  • 10:30 PM: Entity vs. LGD Gaming
  • 10:30 PM: G2.iG vs. beastcoast
  • 10:30 PM: Blacklist International vs. Virtus.pro

Group B - July 5

  • 7:45 PM: Aurora vs. PGS Quest
  • 7:45 PM: Azure Ray vs. MOUZ
  • 7:45 PM: HEROIC vs. nouns
  • 1:15 AM: Azure Ray vs. HEROIC
  • 1:15 AM: Aurora vs. MOUZ
  • 1:15 AM: nouns vs. PSG Quest

Group A - July 6

  • 5:00 PM: G2.iG vs. LGD Gaming
  • 5:00 PM: Blacklist International vs. Entity
  • 5:00 PM: Virtus.pro vs. beastcoast

Group B - July 6

  • 7:45 PM: HEROIC vs. Aurora
  • 7:45 PM: MOUZ vs. PSG Quest
  • 7:45 PM: Azure Ray vs. nouns

Riyadh Masters 2024: Tickets & Streams

Riyadh Masters 2024 will be the third event in the Riyadh Masters series. It also serves as the final championship of the 2024 ESL Pro Tour. It is part of the illustrious Esports World Cup line-up, consisting of 21 games and 22 individual tournaments, hosted in the Boulevard Riyadh City district.

Limited tickets for Riyadh Masters games are still available on webook.com, with prices starting at 20 SAR, converting to around $5 USD. Grab 'em while you still can!

All DOTA 2 Riyadh Masters 2024 matches will be broadcast on the official Esports World Cup YouTube channel, embedded below. Separate streams will also be available, accommodating games during the Play-In and Group Stages.

Riyadh Masters 2024: Final Standings & Prize Pool Distribution


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Final Thoughts

That's all our information on Riyadh Masters 2024; it's set to be an exciting tournament for new and old DOTA 2 fans. Reigning champions Team Spirit will be looking to defend their crown and title from other rising stars like Team Falcons and Gaimin Gladiators.

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