ONE Esports Singapore Major preview guide

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

ONE Esports Singapore Major is finally upon us and we've compiled all of the information needed to watch and follow all of the action. 

The ONE Esports Singapore Major is the first LAN in over 14 months for Dota 2 fans. 

Scheduled to be held March 27th – April 4th, the big event will take place in Singapore, hosted by PGL and in partnership with ONE Esports and Singapore Tourism Board (STB). It will feature (now) sixteen teams competing on-site for the lion's share of the $500,000 prize pool and 2,700 DPC points. 

The event hasn't even started yet but is already generating much buzz due to multiple compromised rosters, teams withdrawing, and updated formats. 

Come hell (health risks) or high water (competitive integrity issues) the show must go on ... and it will. 

So as confusing and overwhelming as it can be, we've compiled all of the information into one area to maximize the viewing pleasure and make sure fans have the most updated information. 

To kick things off on March 27th at 03:00 CET, Team Liquid will have the honor of going head-to-head against Team Nigma (yes, after all this time we will first watch two European teams battle it out) while T1 takes on AS Monaco Gambit (at last, our first inter-regional series). 

The rest of the information is below!

ONE Esports Singapore Major 

ONE Esports Singapore Major Slots

At the end of the league, the top teams from each region’s upper-division qualified to the Major. For the first major, the distribution of the 18 slots is as follows:

EU: Top 4 (2 to wildcard)

China: Top 4 (2 to wildcard)

SEA: Top 3 (1 to wildcard)

CIS: Top 3 (1 to wildcard)

NA: Top 2

SA: Top 2

* teams playing with adjusted rosters
** teams potentially playing with adjusted rosters
***teams that withdrew from the event

beastcoast became the first team to pull out of the major followed by Na'vi.

Six other squads —Team AsterT1Team NigmaQuincy CrewNa'Vi, and Neon have announced stand-in players for the event, due to the same COVID-19 concerns and even positive PCR tests as well as potentially Virtus.pro. Dota 2 commentator Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas had to pull out of the talent line-up after being exposed to the coronavirus.

ONE Esports Singapore Major Format

  • Participants
    • Eighteen teams  Sixteen teams
      • Four teams each from Europe and China
      • Three teams from Southeast Asia
      • Two teams each from North America and CIS
      • One team from South America
  • Wild Card – March 27th - March 28th, 2021
    • Six teams on a single round-robin
    • All matches are Bo2
    • Top three teams advance to the group stage[2]
    • Remaining teams are eliminated

Check out our in-depth review of the Wild Card Teams HERE

  • Group Stage – March 29th - March 30th, 2021
    • Eights teams on a single round-robin
    • All matches are Bo2
    • Top three teams advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs[3]
    • 4th to 7th place teams advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs
    • 8th place team is eliminated

Check out our in-depth review of the Group Stage Teams HERE


  • Playoffs – March 31st - April 4th, 2021
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5

Check out our in-depth review of the Playoff teams HERE.

ONE Esports Singapore Major Wild Card Schedule

March 27th


March 28th 


ONE Esports Singapore Major Broadcasts

Primary Broadcasts

Secondary Broadcasts

Tertiary Broadcasts

ONE Esports Singapore Major Prize Pool and DPC Point Distribution 

Majors award $500,000 USD and 2,700 DPC points among the top eight teams as follows

Place Prize DPC Pts
1 $200,000  500
2 $100,000  450
3 $75,000  400
4 $50,000 350
5-6 $25,000 300
7-8 $12,500 200

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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