Advertisement

Dota 2 Bali Major: Everything you need to know about the 2023 DPC's final Major

This will be the last chance for teams to earn DPC points that will go towards direct invites to The International 2023.

The Dota 2 Bali Major will be Indonesia's first-ever Major, taking place from 29 June to 9 July at the Ayana Estate. (Photo: IO Esports)
The Dota 2 Bali Major will be Indonesia's first-ever Major, taking place from 29 June to 9 July at the Ayana Estate. (Photo: IO Esports)

The Dota 2 Bali Major, the third and final Major tournament of the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, will be taking place from 29 June to 9 July.

It will surely be the most hard-fought Major of the season. Not only will the 18 teams in Bali be fighting for their cut of the US$500,000 prize pool, they have their eyes set on a share of the 3,500 DPC point pool.

Those DPC points will go towards securing all-important direct invites to The International (TI) 2023, this year's iteration of Dota 2's annual multi-million dollar world championship tournament that will be held in Seattle this October.

Here's everything you need to know about the Bali Major:

Format

The Bali Major will be split into two stages. The first is the Group Stage and the second is the Playoffs.

The Bali Major Group Stage will see the 18 participating teams split into two groups of nine teams each. They will then compete in a single round-robin featuring best-of-two matches to determine which teams will advance to the Playoffs.

Six out of the nine teams in each group will earn Playoff spots. The Top 4 teams of each group will advance to the upper bracket while the fifth and sixth-placed teams will have to start from the lower bracket.

Meanwhile, the bottom three teams in each group will be eliminated early.

The Bali Major Playoffs will follow a double-elimination format. All Playoff matches will be a best-of-three except for the Grand Finals, which will be a full best-of-five series.

Teams

The teams competing in the Bali Major are comprised of the best-performing teams from the DPC's six regional leagues in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, China, Southeast Asia, North America, and South America.

Four teams each will be coming from Western Europe and China, three squads each will be from Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, while two representatives each hail from North America and South America.

Here are all the teams from each region:

Western Europe

Tundra Esports

  1. Oliver "skiter" Lepko

  2. Leon "Nine" Kirilin

  3. Neta "33" Shapira

  4. Martin "Saksa" Sazdov

  5. Wu "Sneyking" Jingjun

Gaimin Gladiators

  1. Anton "dyrachyo" Shkredov

  2. Quinn "Quinn" Callahan

  3. Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard

  4. Erik "tOfu" Engel

  5. Melchior "Seleri" Hillenkamp

Quest Esports

  1. Aybek "TA2000" Tokayev

  2. Tony "No!ob" Assaf

  3. Ammar "ATF" Al-Assaf

  4. Omar "OmaR" Moughrabi

  5. Oleh "kaori" Medvedok

Team Liquid

  1. Michael "miCKe" Vu

  2. Michał "Nisha" Jankowski

  3. Ludwig "zai" Wåhlberg

  4. Samuel "Boxi" Svahn

  5. Aydin "Insania" Sarkohi

Eastern Europe

Team Spirit

  1. Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk

  2. Denis "Larl" Sigitov

  3. Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov

  4. Miroslaw "Mira" Kolpakov

  5. Yaroslav "Miposhka" Naidenov

BetBoom Team

  1. Egor "Nightfall' Grigorenko

  2. Danil "gpk" Skutin

  3. Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko

  4. Vitalie "Save-" Melnic

  5. Alexander "TORONTOTOKYO" Khertek

9Pandas

  1. Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev

  2. Gleb "kiyotaka" Zyryanov

  3. Matvey "MieRo`" Vasyunin

  4. Vladislav "Antares" Kertman

  5. Alexey "Solo" Berezin

China

PSG.LGD

  1. Guo "shiro" Xuanang

  2. Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang

  3. Li "niu" Kongbo

  4. Lin "planet" Hao

  5. Zhang "y`" Yiping

Invictus Gaming

  1. Zhou "Emo" Yi

  2. Zhou "Dust" Shiyuan

  3. Li "项羽" Longwu

  4. Xiong "pyw" Jiahan

  5. Cui "qyqx" Chenyang

Team Aster

  1. Du "Monet" Peng

  2. Sumail "SumaiL" Hassan

  3. Lin "Xxs" Jing

  4. Ye "BoBoKa" Zhibiao

  5. Yu "皮球" Yajun

Azure Ray

  1. Lou "Lou" Zhen

  2. Lu "Somnus" Yao

  3. Yang "Chalice" Shenyi

  4. Xu "fy" Linsen

  5. Jiang "天命" An

Southeast Asia

Bleed Esports

  1. Souliya "JaCkky" Khoomphetsavong

  2. Teng "Kordan" Tjin Yao

  3. Daryl "iceiceice" Koh

  4. Djardel "DJ" Mampusti

  5. Kim "DuBu" Doo-young

Blacklist Rivalry

  1. Marc Polo "Raven" Fausto

  2. Karl "Karl" Baldovino

  3. Damien "kpii" Chok

  4. Timothy "TIMS" Randrup

  5. Carlo "Kuku" Palad

Execration

  1. Jinn "Palos" Lamatao

  2. Mark "Bob" Urbina

  3. Justine "Tino" Grimaldo

  4. Mark "Shanks" Redira

  5. Juan "BDz" Manalo

North America

Shopify Rebellion

  1. Artour "Arteezy" Babaev

  2. Abed "Abed" Yusop

  3. Jonáš "SabeRLight-" Volek

  4. Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen

  5. Tal "Fly" Aizik

Nouns Esports

  1. Luke "Yamsun" Wang

  2. Nicolas "Gunnar" Lopez

  3. David "Moo" Hull

  4. Rodrigo "Lelis" Santos

  5. Jacob "Husky" Fifik

South America

Evil Geniuses

  1. Crhistian "Pakazs" Savina

  2. Jean "Chris Luck" Salazar

  3. Adrián "Wisper" Dobles

  4. Farith "Matthew" Puente

  5. Jose "Panda" Padilla

Beastcoast

  1. TBD

  2. Gonzalo "DarkMago" Herrera

  3. Rafael "Sacred" Yonatan

  4. Elvis "Scofield" Peña

  5. Steven "Stinger" Vargas

Prize pool

The Bali Major will have a US$500,000 prize pool and 3,500 DPC point pool.

While the prize money is nothing to scoff at, what the teams are really after are the DPC points that will be needed to earn direct invites to this year's TI. However, only the Top 8 teams in the Berlin Major will receive prize money and DPC points.

Here's a breakdown of how much each team can earn for finishing in the Top 8 of the Berlin Major:

  • Champions: US$200,000 and 600 DPC points

  • 2nd place: US$100,000 and 550 DPC points

  • 3rd place: US$75,000 and 500 DPC points

  • 4th place: US$50,000 and 450 DPC points

  • 5th-6th place: US$25,000 and 400 DPC points

  • 7th-8th place: US$12,500 and 300 DPC points

For more esports news updates, visit https://yhoo.it/YahooEsportsSEA and check out Yahoo Esports Southeast Asia’s Facebook page and Twitter, as well as our Gaming channel on YouTube.