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ESL One Stockholm Major

ESL One Stockholm Major groups announced

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

With less than a week away from the first Major of the year, ESL One revealed the group stage draw for the Stockholm Major.

Although the four Chinese teams qualified for ESL One Stockholm Major can’t attend the tournament due to coronavirus lockdowns and travel restrictions in their country, the event will not feature any replacements for the 4 slots.

Instead, the Major will go on with 14 teams down from 18 and will start with two groups of seven teams fighting for a spot into the playoffs. The group stage matches will unfold May 12-15 in a round robin format, two-game series. The top four teams from each group will advance to the upper bracket playoffs, the fifth and sixth placed teams will head to the playoffs lower bracket, while the last placed team from each group will be eliminated.

ESL One Stockholm Major groups

Group A

Evil Geniuses
BOOM Esports
T1
OG
Tundra Esports
BetBoom Team
beastcoast

Group B

Team Spirit
Mind Games
Thunder Awaken
TSM FTX
Gaimin Gladiators
Team Liquid
Fnatic

ESL One Stockholm Major playoffs action will kick off right after the group stage is over, on the 16th of May, with no break day in between. All playoffs matches will be best-of-three affairs with a best-of-five grand final closing the event on the 22nd of May.

Despite the fact that the Chinese teams are competing for Dota Pro Circuit points and a $100,000 prize pool in a separate regional final, the points distribution and prize pool for ESL One Stockholm Major hasn’t been altered and will be split between the top eight finishers as follows:

1st place: $200,000 & 680 DPC points
2nd place: $100,000 & 610 DPC points
3rd place: $75,000 & 530 DPC points     
4th place: $50,000 & 460 DPC points  
5th/6th place: $25,000 & 385 DPC points
7th/8th place: $12,500 & 240 DPC points

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