The stage is almost set for the ESL One Berlin Major.
The second Dota Pro Circuit Major will see 16 of the best teams in the world, who’s ground their way through three weeks of Regional League play to make it to LAN.
The Berlin Major has a US$500,000 prize pool, along with 2,700 precious DPC points up for grabs.
Here are all the teams qualified for the Berlin Major.
All teams qualified for Berlin Major
TEAMSSTANDINGSXtreme Gaming1st in DPC CNPSG.LGD2nd in DPC CNInvictus Gaming/Team Aster (pending tiebreaker)3rd in DPC CNInvictus Gaming/Team Aster (pending tiebreaker)4th in DPC CN
The stage is set for all four teams — though exact placements will need some figuring out.
Xtreme Gaming, featuring one of China’s midlaner superstars Zhang “Paparazi灬” Chengjun, will finally make it to a DPC Major after yet more roster changes.
Invictus Gaming, whose last Major appearance came in 2021, will return to a DPC LAN after two years.
Meanwhile, both PSG.LGD and Team Aster remains consistently in the mix, and will grab another chance to represent their region.
TEAMSSTANDINGSTeam Liquid1st in DPC WEUGaimin Gladiators/Tundra Esports (pending tiebreaker)2nd in DPC WEUGaimin Gladiators/Tundra Esports (pending tiebreaker)3rd in DPC WEUOG/Ooredoo Thunder (pending tiebreaker)4th in DPC WEU
Western Europe continues to be a bloodbath.
Even after the last DPC series, five teams in Western Europe still have fate in their hands.
OG and Ooredoo Thunder — both with losing 3-4 records — will battle for the right to Major qualification. Ooredoo has been the surprise of the region, springing defeats onto three of the four Lima Major participants coming.
Team Liquid claims another first place in the League, while Major winners Gaimin Gladiators will look to secure more DPC points against The International 11 winners Tundra Esports.
TEAMSSTANDINGSTalon Esports1st in DPC SEAExecration/Team SMG (pending tiebreaker)2nd in DPC SEAExecration/Team SMG (pending tiebreaker)3rd in DPC SEA
Talon Esports came off an unexpected third-place finish at the Lima Major and continued into the DPC in blazing form. In a region that is usually too tight to call, they remain undefeated as of the time of writing, with a good chance to claim a 7-0 record against a Geek Slate team pegged for relegation.
Team SMG is the newcomer here, and will attend a Major for the first time in organization history. The team will play Execration in a tiebreaker to finalize their positions, but both will be happy to make it out of a competitive region.
TEAMSSTANDINGSHellRaisers1st in DPC EEUTeam Spirit2nd in DPC EEUBetBoom Team3rd in DPC EEU
Eastern Europe has come up with a surprise — HellRaisers, led by veteran captain Alexey “Solo” Berezin, compiled an undefeated record to finish first in the DPC.
Team Spirit and BetBoom Team will look to improve on their Lima Major appearances, where both teams performed below expectations.
TEAMSSTANDINGSTSM1st in DPC NAShopify Rebellion2nd in DPC NA
TEAMSSTANDINGSbeastcoast1st in DPC SAEvil Geniuses2nd in DPC SA
Was there very truly any doubt?
TSM, Shopify Rebellion, beastcoast and Evil Geniuses continue to dominate their respective regions. Both 1st-placed squads went undefeated through their region, with the runners-up only losing to the eventual champions.