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Riyadh Masters 2023: Full Dota 2 schedule, results, scores, and streams

The last stop on the road to The International.

Dota 2’s The International is just a couple of months away, and our 12 teams are locked in and ready to go. But we’ve got one event coming up before the greatest show in Dota—and it’s not one you’ll want to miss.

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The Riyadh Masters 2023 event is the largest non-Valve event of all time and features a jaw-dropping $15 million USD prize pool. While those who missed out on a direct invite to TI12 will be using this event to prepare for the upcoming regional qualifiers, top teams aren’t going to hold back as they chase the record prize purse.

This is the last look we’ll get at the Dota pro scene before we jet off to the all-important TI12 regional qualifiers, and with this much on the line, it’s sure to be an exciting week of matches in Riyadh.

The complete guide to the Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: Scores, schedule, results, and more

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters tournament format overview

Riyadh Masters 2023 will be played out in three phases.

  • Stage One: Play-In (July 19 to 21)
    • 12 teams, all seeded based upon ESL’s Pro Tour rankings, will be split into two groups of six and play out a single best-of-two round-robin stage.
    • The top two from each group will advance to the group stage.
    • Third to sixth in each group will be reseeded into a best-of-three against each other, with the winners progressing to the group stage. Losers will be eliminated.
  • Stage Two: Group Stage (July 21 to 23)
    • Eight teams from the Play-In will join the eight invites in the group stage.
    • Two groups of eight teams will play out a single best-of-two round-robin stage.
    • The top four from the group will progress to the upper bracket of the playoffs. Fifth and sixth will start the playoffs in the lower bracket, while seventh and eighth will be eliminated.
  • Stage Three: Playoffs (July 25 to 31)
    • The playoffs see 12 teams play out a double-elimination bracket.
    • All matches in the playoffs are best-of-three. The grand final is a best-of-five.

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 event standings

The total prize pool for the Riyadh Masters 2023 is $15 million USD, with all teams receiving a cash prize. No Dota Pro Circuit points will be awarded for this event.

Related: Riyadh Masters’ $15 million prize pool highlights major flaw with Valve’s Dota Pro Circuit

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters standings and prize pool payout

PlacementTeamPrize
FirstTeam Spirit$5 million
SecondTeam Liquid$2.5 million
ThirdTalon Esports$1.7 million
FourthGaimin Gladiators$1.2 million
FifthBetBoom Team, 9Pandas$800,000
SeventhQuest Esports, Team Aster$500,000
NinthPSG.LGD, Tundra Esports, Evil Geniuses, Team Secret$300,000
13thOG, TSM$200,000
15thXtreme Gaming, Shopify Rebellion$100,000
17thbeastcoast, Entity, Virtus Pro, Execration$50,000

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 schedule and results

Playoffs

The Riyadh Masters playoffs bracket. Screenshot via Liquipedia

Sunday, July 30

  • 6am CT: Team Liquid 2-0 Talon Esports
    • Liquid proceeds to lower bracket final, Talon is eliminated in third place.
  • 10am CT: Team Spirit 3-1 Team Liquid
    • Riyadh Masters 2023 grand final.

Saturday, July 29

  • 4am CT: Talon Esports 2-0 9Pandas
    • Talon Esports proceed to lower bracket semifinal, 9Pandas are eliminated.
  • 7:35am CT: Team Spirit 2-1 Team Liquid
    • Team Spirit proceed to the grand final, Team Liquid drop to the lower bracket.
  • 10:05am CT: Talon Esports 2-1 Gaimin Gladiators
    • Talon proceeds to lower bracket final, Gaimin is eliminated.

Thursday, July 27

  • 4am CT: 9Pandas 2-0 Team Secret
    • 9Pandas proceeds to lower bracket round two, Team Secret is eliminated.
  • 7:35am CT: Team Liquid 2-1 Talon Esports
    • Team Liquid proceeds to upper bracket final, Talon Esports drops to lower bracket.
  • 10:05am CT: Team Spirit 2-1 BetBoom Team
    • Team Spirit proceeds to upper bracket final, BetBoom drops to lower bracket.

Friday, July 28

  • 4am CT: Quest Esports 0-2 Gaimin Gladiators
    • Gaimin Gladiators proceeds to lower bracket quarterfinals, Quest is eliminated.
  • 7:35am CT: Team Aster 1-2 9Pandas
    • 9Pandas proceeds to lower bracket quarterfinals, Team Aster is eliminated.
  • 10:05am CT: BetBoom Team 1-2 Gaimin Gladiators
    • Gaimin Gladiators proceeds to lower bracket semifinal, BetBoom is eliminated.

Tuesday, July 25

  • 2am CT: Talon Esports 2-1 Quest Esports
    • Talon Esports proceeds to upper bracket semifinals, Quest Esports drops to lower bracket.
  • 6:35am CT: Team Liquid 2-1 Gaimin Gladiators
    • Team Liquid proceeds to upper bracket semifinals, Gaimin Gladiators drops to lower bracket.
  • 10:50am CT: Team Spirit 2-0 Team Aster
    • Team Spirit proceeds to upper bracket semifinals, Team Aster drops to lower bracket.
  • 1:45pm CT: BetBoom Team 2-1 9Pandas
    • BetBoom Team proceeds to upper bracket semifinals, 9Pandas drops to lower bracket.

Wednesday, July 26

  • 4am CT: Quest Esports 2-0 PSG.LGD
    • Quest proceeds to lower bracket round two, PSG.LGD is eliminated.
  • 7:35am CT: Gaimin Gladiators 2-1 Tundra Esports
    • Gaimin Gladiators proceeds to lower bracket round two, Tundra is eliminated.
  • 10:05am CT: Team Aster 2-0 Evil Geniuses
    • Team Aster proceeds to lower bracket round two, EG is eliminated.

Play-In Stage One

Group A

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stTeam Aster4-1-0Group Stage
2ndTeam Liquid3-1-1Group Stage
3rdEntity1-3-1Play-In Stage Two
4thTSM1-3-1Play-In Stage Two
5thExecration0-2-3Play-In Stage Two
6thVirtus Pro0-2-3Play-In Stage Two

Group B

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stQuest Esports4-0-1Group Stage
2ndXtreme Gaming3-1-1Group Stage
3rd9Pandas2-2-1Play-In Stage Two
4thTeam Secret1-2-2Play-In Stage Two
5thOG1-1-3Play-In Stage Two
6thbeastcoast1-0-4Play-In Stage Two

Play-In Stage Two

Thursday, July 20

  • 9:30am CT: TSM 2-0 beastcoast
    • TSM progresses to group stage, beastcoast is eliminated.
  • 9:30am CT: Entity 0-2 OG
    • OG progresses to group stage, Entity is eliminated.
  • 12:30pm CT: 9Pandas 2-1 Virtus Pro
    • 9Pandas progresses to group stage, Virtus Pro is eliminated.
  • 12:30pm CT: Team Secret 2-1 Execration
    • Team Secret progresses to group stage, Execration is eliminated.

Group Stage

Group A

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stQuest Esports2-5-0Upper Bracket
2ndTeam Spirit2-4-1Upper Bracket
3rdGaimin Gladiators2-4-1Upper Bracket
4th9Pandas1-5-1Upper Bracket
5thPSG.LGD2-3-2Lower Bracket
6thEvil Geniuses2-3-2Lower Bracket
7thOG0-5-2Eliminated
8thXtreme Gaming1-3-3Eliminated

Group B

PlacementTeam NameMatch Record (W/D/L)Seed
1stBetBoom Team6-0-1Upper Bracket
2ndTeam Liquid3-3-1Upper Bracket
3rdTeam Aster3-3-1Upper Bracket
4thTalon Esports3-2-2Upper Bracket
5thTeam Secret2-2-3Lower Bracket
6thTundra Esports0-4-3Lower Bracket
7thTSM0-4-3Eliminated
8thShopify Rebellion0-4-3Eliminated

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: Where to watch

The Riyadh Masters 2023 tournament will be officially streamed by Gamers8.

The event will also be broadcast in 11 other languages, including Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Other streamers may be broadcasting matches via YouTube or Twitch. For more, check out the official stream list on Liquipedia.

LanguageMain StreamB StreamC StreamD StreamE StreamF Stream
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