Updated: May 20

After Valve's discontinuation of the iconic DOTA Pro Circuit, many fans wondered about the future of DOTA 2 esports. However, third-party tournament organizers like ESL and PGL have stepped up to the plate to produce some quality, top-tier DOTA 2 events. Next up: PGL Wallachia Season 1 in Bucharest, Romania, beginning on May 10, 2024. 

Under the aegis of PGL, sixteen of the best DOTA 2 teams will compete, but only one will emerge victorious. With the inaugural championship title and $1M prize pool on the line, there's everything to play for! 

Read on for everything you need to know about PGL Wallachia Season 1, including the schedule, competition format, prize pool distribution, and more! 

PGL Wallachia Season 1: Format

PGL Wallachia maintains a traditional format seen in many Tier-1 DOTA 2 competitions, consisting of a Group Stage and Playoffs, culminating in the Grand Finals. 

For the Group Stage, there will be a modified Swiss-system with sixteen teams competing. All matches will be played as a best-of-three (Bo3) series. The top eight teams advance to the Playoffs, while the remaining teams are eliminated. 

The Playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket. All matches, except the Grand Final, will be best-of-three (Bo3). The Grand Final itself will be a best-of-five (Bo5). 

The $1 million prize pool will be distributed between all sixteen teams, with the lion's share of $300,000 going to the winners.

PGL Wallachia Season 1: Teams

A total of sixteen teams will compete at the DOTA 2 PGL Wallachia event. Ten teams were pre-invited, while the remaining six teams worked their way through regional qualifiers to earn their place. The major regions, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, North America, and South America, all have at least one team in the competition. 

There has been a lot of chaos and confusion surrounding the teams attending PGL Wallachia Season 1. Despite multiple deadlines, Tundra Esports (Western Europe) and Blacklist International (Southeast Asia) are both unable to secure visas for the tournament. Their places have been relegated to MOUZ and Azure Ray respectively, meaning Southeast Asia no longer has any representation in the tournament. 

Without further ado, here are all sixteen teams fighting for the PGL Wallachia championship title.

  • Team Liquid
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • Team Secret
  • Team Falcons
  • BetBoom Team
  • Team Spirit
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Aurora
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • MOUZ
  • Virtus.pro
  • G2 x iG
  • Azure Ray
  • nouns
  • BOOM Esports

PGL Wallachia Season 1: Schedule

PGL is keeping things well under wraps as the start date for PGL Wallachia Season 1 draws closer on May 10.

All times will be in BST and match winners will be in bold. Bookmark this page to follow along with the PGL DOTA 2 Wallachia action and witness history in the making. 

PGL Wallachia Playoffs Schedule

May 16 - Upper Bracket Quarterfinals

  • 8:00 AM: Xtreme Gaming vs. G2 x iG
  • 10:30 AM: Aurora vs. Team Spirit
  • 2:50 PM: Team Falcons vs. BOOM Esports
  • 5:00 PM: Team Liquid vs. Gaimin Gladiators

May 17 - Lower Bracket Semifinals

  • 8:00 AM: G2 x iG vs. Aurora
  • 11:00 AM: Gaimin Gladiators vs. BOOM Esports

May 17 - Upper Bracket Semifinals

  • 2:00 PM: Xtreme Gaming vs. Team Spirit
  • 5:00 PM: Team Falcons vs. Team Spirit

May 18 - Lower Bracket Quarterfinals

  • 8:00 AM: Team Spirit vs. BOOM Esports
  • 11:00 AM: Team Liquid vs. G2 x iG

May 18 - Upper Bracket Final

  • 2:00 PM: Xtreme Gaming vs. Team Falcons

May 18 - Lower Bracket Semifinal

  • 5:00 PM: G2 x iG vs. Team Spirit

May 19 - Lower Bracket Final

  • 9:00 AM: Team Falcons vs. Team Spirit

May 19 - Grand Final

  • 1:00 PM: Team Spirit vs. Xtreme Gaming

PGL Wallachia Season 1: Streams

PGL Wallachia Season 1 will take place primarily online, hosted at the PGL Studios in Bucharest, Romania. As with most DOTA 2 competitions, at least two matches will be played simultaneously in the early stages of the event, with a primary and secondary stream available.

For your convenience, we have embedded the primary English-speaking Twitch stream so you don't have to miss a second of the action! All Playoff matches will also be broadcast on this channel. 

For DOTA 2 fans worldwide, plenty of live streams will accommodate for multiple languages and regions. Although these stream links are missing, we'll add them before the tournament begins. 




PGL Wallachia Season 1: Standings & Prize Pool Distribution


Team Name (s)

Prize Money ($ USD)


Team Spirit



Xtreme Gaming



Team Falcons



G2 x iG


5th - 6th

Team Liquid, BOOM Esports


7th - 8th

Aurora, Gaimin Gladiators


9th - 11th

betBoom Team, Shopify Rebellion, Team Secret


12th - 14th

MOUZ, nouns, Virtus.pro


15th - 16th

HEROIC, Azure Ray


Final Thoughts

That was Rivalry's complete event overview for PGL Wallachia Season 1! We're excited to see the future of DOTA 2 esports continue to evolve. We'll update this article frequently to reflect the standings, match winners, upcoming matches, and more, so save this page!

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