PGL Arlington Major 2023: Overview
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If Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is having a promising 2023, especially with its upcoming tournaments and events, Dota 2 also does not disappoint. With the upcoming PGL Arlington Major, fans and game enthusiasts worldwide will witness another Dota 2 Major.
The said event is the last and the most awaited Major before The International 2023 as fans are thrilled and looking forward to which of the participating teams will win and most likely the team to be dominant in the upcoming TI.
As the PGL Arlington Major will commence on August 04, 2023, some participating teams are not in great shape as some of its members could not secure US visas due to unforeseen circumstances. With this, here are the things you need to know more about PGL Arlington Major 2023:
Things You Need to Know More About PGL Arlington Major
PGL Alington Major is the last Dota 2 Major of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) series before The International 2023 in Singapore. And as the event is sponsored by Sony INZONE and GG.BET will take place at Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA.
And as of 2023, OpTic Gaming is in charge of Esports Stadium Arlington, the biggest turnkey esports venue in North America. With 100,000 square feet of flexible arena layout, a completely operational RGB stage, 90-foot LED displays, theatrical lighting and audio, secure technology systems created for competitive LAN environments, with multiple high-performance internet service providers, and access to adjacent expo hall space for festivals and related activations, the venue is a flexible space for large spectator gaming events.
- The tournament will be composed of eighteen (18) teams, which are:
- Chinese and Western European teams, each having four teams.
- Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia, each having three teams.
- South and North America, each having two teams.
Group Stage – August 4 to 8, 2023
- There will be two groups with nine (9) teams each
- The group stage will be played through a single round-robin
- All matches will be played through the Best-of-2 series.
- The top four teams from each group will advance to the playoffs’ upper bracket.
- Each group’s fifth and sixth-place teams will proceed to the lower round of the playoffs.
- Teams in contention are eliminated.
Playoffs – August 9 to 14, 2023
- The Playoffs will be played through a double-elimination bracket, meaning those in the upper bracket will have the chance to redeem their team by winning against other teams in the lower bracket.
- All matches will be played through the Best-of-3 series.
- And the Grand Final match will be played through the Best-of-5 series.
PGL Arlington Major will have a total of 500,000 USD for the prize pool and 4,570 Pro Circuit points, and these will be distributed among these teams:
|Place||USD Distribution||DPC Points||Team|
|1st Place||200,000 USD||820||TBA|
|2nd Place||100,000 USD||740||TBA|
|3rd Place||75,000 USD||670||TBA|
|4th Place||50,000 USD||590||TBA|
|5th – 6th Place||25,000 USD||515||TBA|
|7th – 8th Place||12,500 USD||360||TBA|
|9th – 12th Place||–||–||TBA|
|13th – 14th Place||–||–||TBA|
|15th – 16th Place||–||–||TBA|
|17th – 18th Place||–||–||TBA|
The participating teams for the upcoming PGL Arlington Major are considered as one of the “stacked” in the history of Dota 2 as most of them have it takes to win the tournament. However, only Xtreme Gaming was the only team that withdrew because they could not acquire visas. More so, here is the list of the teams, their current roster, and the region they are representing:
|1||Tundra Esports||skiter, Nine, 33, Saksa, Sneyking, Aui_2000||WEU|
|2||Team Liquid||MATUMBAMAN, miCKe, zai, Boxi, iNSaNiA, Blitz||WEU|
|3||OG||Yuragi, bzm, ATF, Taiga, Misha, Chuvash||WEU|
|4||Entity||SabeRLight-, Stormstormer, Tobi, Kataomi, Fishman, MeTTpuM||WEU|
|5||Outsiders||RAMZES666, gpk, DM, yamich, Xakoda||EEU|
|6||Natus Vincere||V-Tune, No[o]ne-, laise, swedenstrong, Solo||EEU|
|7||Team Spirit||Yatoro, TORONTOTOKYO, Collapse, Mira, Miposhka, Silent||EEU|
|8||RNG||ana, Somnus, Chalice, kaka, xNova, Super||China|
|9||Team Aster||Monet, Ori, Xxs, BoBoKa, 皮球, LaNm,||China|
|10||PSG.LGD||萧瑟, NothingToSay, Faith_bian, XinQ, y`, xiao8||China|
|11||BOOM Esports||JaCkky, Yopaj, Fbz, TIMS, skem, Mushi||SEA|
|12||Talon Esports||23savage, Mikoto, kpii, Xepher, Hyde, Forev||SEA|
|13||Fnatic||TBD, TBD, TBD, Jabz, Dj, SunBhie||SEA|
|14||Evil Genuises||Arteezy, Abed, Nightfall, Cr1t-, Fly, BuLba||NA|
|15||Quincy Crew||YawaR, Quinn, LESLAO, MSS, Fata||NA|
|16||Thunder Awaken||Pakazs, TBD, Sacred, Matthew, Pandaboo, Vintage||SA|
|17||beastcoast||k1, Chris Luck, Wisper, Scofield, Stinger, Accel||SA|
The Group Stages, Bracket A and B, will commence on August 4th to 8th of 2023, and the upcoming matches will be the ff:
August 4, 2023,
|Time||August 4-A||Time||August 4-B|
|23:00 PHT||Quincy Crew vs Liquid|
|23:00 PHT||Outsiders vs RNG|
|23:00 PHT||Fnatic vs OG|
|23:00 PHT||PSG.LGD vs Talon|
August 5, 2023
|Time||August 5-A||Time||August 5-B|
|03:00 PHT||Liquid vs OG||01:00 PHT||Evil Genuises vs Aster|
|03:00 PHT||Fnatic vs Outsiders||01:00 PHT||BOOM Esports vs Tundra Esports|
|03:00 PHT||Talon vs Thunder Awaken||01:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs Entity|
|03:00 PHT||RNG vs Quincy Crew||01:00 PHT||Team Spirit vs beastcoast|
|23:00 PHT||PSG.LGD vs OG||05:00 PHT||Aster vs Entity|
|23:00 PHT||Fnatic vs RNG||05:00 PHT||EG vs BOOM|
|23:00 PHT||Outsiders vs Talon||05:00 PHT||Team Spirit vs Tundra|
|23:00 PHT||Thunders Awaken vs QC||05:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs beastcoast|
|23:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs Aster|
August 6, 2023,
|Time||August 6-A||Time||August 6-B|
|03:00 PHT||Quincy Crew vs Talon||01:00 PHT||EG vs Team Spirit|
|03:00 PHT||Team Liquid vs Outsiders||01:00 PHT||Tundra vs Entity|
|03:00 PHT||Thunder Awaken vs RNG||01:00 PHT||BOOM vs beastcoast|
|03:00 PHT||Fnatic vs PSG.LGD||05:00 PHT||Aster vs Team Spirit|
|23:00 PHT||RNG vs Talon||05:00 PHT||BOOM vs Entity|
|23:00 PHT||Fnatic vs Thunder Awaken||05:00 PHT||EG vs beastcoast|
|23:00 PHT||Liquid vs PSG.LGD||05:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs Tundra|
|23:00 PHT||OG vs Quincy Crew|
August 7, 2023
|Time||August 7-A||Time||August 7-B|
|03:00 PHT||OG vs RNG||01:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs BOOM|
|03:00 PHT||Otsd vs Thunder Awaken||01:00 PHT||Aster vs beastcoast|
|03:00 PHT||PSG.LGD vs Quincy Crew||01:00 PHT||Team Spirit vs Entity|
|03:00 PHT||Liquid vs Fnatic||01:00 PHT||EG vs Tundra|
|23:00 PHT||Talon vs Liquid||05:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs EG|
|23:00 PHT||OG vs Thunder Awaken||05:00 PHT||beastcoast vs Entity|
|23:00 PHT||PSG.LGD vs Otsd||05:00 PHT||Aster vs Tundra|
|23:00 PHT||Quincy Crew vs Fnatic||05:00 PHT||Team Spirit vs BOOM|
August 8, 2023
|Time||August 8-A||Time||August 8-B|
|03:00 PHT||Thunder Awaken vs Liquid||01:00 PHT||EG vs Entity|
|03:00 PHT||OG vs Outsiders||01:00 PHT||Natus Vincere vs Team Spirit|
|03:00 PHT||Fnatic vs Talon||01:00 PHT||beastcoast vs Tundra|
|03:00 PHT||RNG vs PSG.LGD||01:00 PHT||Aster vs BOOM|
|23:00 PHT||Quincy Crew vs Outsiders|
|23:00 PHT||RNG vs Liquid|
|23:00 PHT||Talon vs OG|
|23:00 PHT||TA vs PSG.LGD|
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