Dota 2 Berlin Major live updates: Full schedule, scores, and standings

Enter the darkness alongside Dota 2's best.

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The best and brightest in Dota 2’s competitive scene are in mid-season form and ready to tackle a brand new patch at the Dota Pro Circuit’s Berlin Major.

In the DPC’s return to Western Europe, 18 of the world’s strongest teams will battle it out for positioning in the race for The International 12. And it will all be done on Patch 7.33b, which dropped less than 12 hours before the Major began.

From April 26 to 30, teams will be split into two groups of nine to face off in the group stage—with only six teams from each group moving on to the playoffs. Those playoffs will run from May 1 to 7 and feature meta-shaping Dota that may be built throughout the event because of how recent this new patch is. 

Patch 7.33 went live on April 20, reworking a majority of Dota’s heroes, items, and several key mechanics. It also expanded the map by 40 percent and shuffled several objectives around to new locations while also adding more. This was compounded by the release of 7.33b several days later on April 25, which made more adjustments.

That new patch feel should lead to a lot of experimentation and volatility throughout the Berlin Major, so here is an overview so you can keep up with all of the action—including the tournament format, live standings, and where to watch matches.

Dota 2 Berlin Major live updates: Full schedule, scores, and standings

Dota 2 Berlin Major tournament format overview

  • 18 teams will be separated into two groups of nine.
  • Teams play against each other in a single round-robin format.
    • All group stage matches are best of two.
    • The top four seeded teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs.
    • Fifth and sixth-place teams will start the playoff in the lower bracket while the remaining teams will be eliminated.
  • The group stage will start on April 26 and end on April 30.
  • Playoffs will begin on May 1 and end on May 7.

Dota 2 Lima Major prize pool and DPC points payout

Teams will be competing for a $500,000 prize pool and 2,700 DPC points at the Berlin Major. That is an increase from the Lima Major’s 1,900 DPC points due to how the season scales and gives out more points at each consecutive Major—meaning the Bali Major in July will offer even more. 

To earn any prize money or DPC points, participating rosters will have to at least finish seventh in the event. This is a chance for certain teams to almost guarantee a spot at TI12 depending on how many points they have already collected over the year.

Related: Dota 2 Berlin Major: Full preview and survival guide

Dota 2 Berlin Major full main event results and live match scores

FirstGaimin Gladiators$200,000 + 500 DPC Points
SecondTeam Liquid$100,000 + 450 DPC Points
Third9Pandas$75,000 + 400 DPC Points
FourthEvil Geniuses$50,000 + 350 DPC Points
FifthTundra Esports, OG$25,000 + 300 DPC Points
SeventhTeam Aster, Talon Esports$12,500 + 200 DPC Points
NinthTeam Spirit, Xtreme Gaming, Shopify Rebellion, PSG.LGDN/A
13thBetBoom Team, beastcoastN/A
15thExecration, Team SMGN/A
17thTSM, Invictus GamingN/A

Dota 2 Berlin Major full playoff scores and standings

  • Upper Bracket Quaterfinals
    • Gaimin Gladiators vs Team Spirit: GG 2-0
    • OG vs Team Liquid: OG 2-1
    • 9 Pandas vs Shopify Rebellion: 9P 2-0
    • Tundra Esports vs PSG.LGD: Tundra 2-1
  • Lower Bracket Round One
    • Spirit vs Team Aster: Aster 2-0
    • Liquid vs Xtreme Gaming: Liquid 2-1
    • Shopify vs Evil Geniuses: EG 2-0
    • LGD vs Talon Esports: Talon 2-0
  • Upper Bracket Semifinals
    • GG vs OG: GG 2-0
    • 9P vs Tundra: 9P 2-1
  • Lower Bracket Round Two
    • Aster vs Liquid: Liquid 2-0
    • EG vs Talon: EG 2-0
  • Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
    • Tundra vs Liquid: Liquid 2-0
    • OG vs EG: EG 2-1
  • Lower Bracker Semifinal
    • Liquid vs EG: 2-0 Liquid
  • Upper Bracket Final
    • GG vs 9P: 2-0 GG
  • Lower Bracket Final
    • 9P vs Liquid: Liquid 2-1
  • Grand Final
    • GG vs Liquid: GG 3-1

Dota 2 Berlin Major full group stage scores and standings

Group A

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stGaimin Gladiators5-3-0Upper Bracket
2nd9 Pandas2-6-0Upper Bracket
3rdTeam Liquid3-4-1Upper Bracket
4thPSG.LGD3-3-2Upper Bracket
5thTeam Aster2-4-2Lower Bracket
6thEvil Geniuses2-4-2Lower Bracket
7thBetBoom Team1-6-1Eliminated

Group B

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stTundra Esports6-2-0Upper Bracket
2ndOG4-4-0Upper Bracket
3rdTeam Spirit3-5-0Upper Bracket
4thShopify Rebellion3-4-1Upper Bracket
5thTalon Esports2-3-3Lower Bracket
6thXtreme Gaming2-2-4Lower Bracket
8thTeam SMG1-2-5Eliminated
9thInvictus Gaming0-3-5Eliminated

ll Dota 2 Berlin Major schedule and where to watch

The Dota 2 Berlin Major will be officially streamed by ESL in English and Spanish across Twitch and YouTube. There is also a Chinese stream available on Huya

EnglishESL Dota 2ESL Dota 2 EmberESL Dota 2 StormESL Dota 2 EarthESL Dota 2 YT
SpanishESB Dota 2AESB Dota 2BESL Dota 2CESL Dota 2DESB Dota 2 YT

If there is no official stream in your preferred language you can always search Twitch to find players and commentators re-streaming the Dota 2 matches on their personal channels and covering the games that way.

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Cale Michael

Lead Staff Writer for Dota 2, the FGC, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and more who has been writing for Dot Esports since 2018. Graduated with a degree in Journalism from Oklahoma Christian University and also previously covered the NBA. You can usually find him writing, reading, or watching an FGC tournament.