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

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Dota 2 has arrived in Lima, Peru, with Valve putting on the first Major of the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit and the very first Dota Major ever in South America. 

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Considered one of the most passionate Dota 2 regions, SA fans and players alike will get almost two full weeks of top-level competition as the best teams in the world look to take an early lead in the race to The International 2023.

The group stage will see 18 teams split into nine different groups between Feb. 22 and 26. From there, the top six teams out of each group will move on to the playoffs that run from Feb. 28 to March 5. 

Heading into the event, Dota 2 fans also received word from Valve regarding the next gameplay patch. This means the Major will be a cultural first for the SA region, while also marking the beginning of the end for one of the longest-running Dota 2 patches.

Related: Valve brings down the ban hammer, permanently removes over 40,000 Dota 2 cheaters

So if you want to keep up with all of the action, here is a full overview of the Lima Major, including tournament format, live updating standings, and where to watch it go down. 

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

Dota 2 Lima Major full tournament format

  • 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.
    • 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 remaining teams will be eliminated
  • The group stage will start on Feb. 22 and end on Feb. 26.
  • Playoffs will begin on Feb. 28 and end on March 5.

Dota 2 Lima Major prize pool and DPC points

Teams will be competing for a $500,000 prize pool and 1,900 DPC points at the Lima Major. To earn any prize money or DPC points, participating rosters will have to at least finish seventh in the event, or else they’ll return home empty-handed.

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

PlacementTeamPrize
FirstGaimin Gladiators$200,000 + 400 DPC Points
SecondTeam Liquid$100,000 + 350 DPC Points
ThirdTalon Esports$75,000 + 300 DPC Points
FourthShopify Rebellion$50,000 + 250 DPC Points
FifthEntity, Evil Geniuses$25,000 + 200 DPC Points
SeventhTeam Spirit, Team Aster$12,500 + 100 DPC Points
NinthHellRaisers, PSG.LGD, beastcost, Tundra EsportsN/A
13thTSM, Geek SlateN/A
15thExecration, BetBoom TeamN/A
17thEHOME, KnightsN/A

Main event day one (Feb.28)

Upper bracket round one

  • Gaimin Gladiators vs. Team Aster: 2-0 GG
  • Entitiy vs. Evil Geniuses: 2-0 Entity
  • Team Spirit vs. Shopify Rebellion: 1-2 SR
  • Team Liquid vs. Talon Esports: 2-0 TL

Main event day two (March 1)

Lower bracket round one

  • Team Aster vs. Tundra Esports: 2-1 Aster
  • Evil Geniuses vs. beastcoast: 2-0 EG
  • Team Spirit vs. PSG.LGD: 2-1 Spirit
  • Talon Esports vs. HellRaisers: 2-0 Talon

Main event day three (March 2)

Upper bracket round two

  • Gaimin Gladiators vs. Entity: 2-0 GG
  • Shopify Rebellion vs. Team Liquid: 0-2 Liquid

Main event day four (March 3)

Lower bracket round two

  • Talon Esports vs. Team Spirit: 2-1 Talon
  • Evil Geniuses. vs Team Aster: 2-1 EG

Main event day four (March 4)

Upper bracket finals

Gaimin Gladiators vs. Team Liquid: 2-0 GG

Lower bracket quarterfinals

  • Shopify Rebellion vs. Evil Geniuses: 2-1 SR
  • Entity vs. Talon Esports: 0-2 Talon

Lower bracket semifinals

  • Talon Esports vs. Shopify Rebellion: 2-1 Talon

Main event day five (March 5)

Lower bracket finals

  • Team Liquid vs. Talon Esports: 2-0 Liquid

Grand finals

  • Gaimin Gladiators vs. Liquid: 3-0 Gaimin

Dota 2 Lima Major full group stage scores and standings

Group A

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stGaimin Gladiators4-3-1Upper Bracket
2ndTeam Spirit4-3-1Upper Bracket
3rdEvil Geniuses3-4-1Upper Bracket
4thTalon Esports3-4-1Upper Bracket
5thPSG.LGD2-4-2Lower Bracket
6thTundra Esports3-1-4Lower Bracket
7thTSM2-2-4Eliminated
8thExecration0-6-2Eliminated
9thEHOME0-3-5Eliminated

Group B

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stTeam Liquid6-2-0Upper Bracket
2ndEntity4-3-1Upper Bracket
3rdShopify Rebellion3-4-1Upper Bracket
4thTeam Aster2-4-2Upper Bracket
5thbeastcoast2-4-2Lower Bracket
6thHellRaisers3-1-4Lower Bracket
7thGeek Slate2-3-3Eliminated
8thBetBoom Team1-4-3Eliminated
9thKnights0-1-7Eliminated

Full Dota 2 Lima Major group stage schedule and where to watch

The Dota 2 Lima Major will be streamed in six different languages and on multiple channels during the group stage. Fans can keep an eye on the main hub to follow all the live games, and you can also visit the following individual streams to spectate specific matches.

Eager Dota 2 fans looking to spectate the Lima Major in Portuguese, Spanish, Ukrainian, Russian, or Chinese can check the hyperlinked broadcasting channels.

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