ESL One Stockholm Major

Mind Games receive forfeit loss after failing to arrive to ESL One Stockholm Major on time

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Three players from Mind Games have yet to secure their visas for ESL One Stockholm Major already underway. 

One of the three EEU teams that qualified to participate in the first Major in Stockholm is off to a very rough start. 

After securing a place at ESL One Stockholm Major and two substitute players since Semion "CemaTheSlayer" Krivulya and Danil "Bignum" Shekhovtsov couldn’t leave their home country Ukraine due to the war, Mind Games assured ESL One that things were in order for them to compete. 

However, that doesn't seem to be the case. 

Three of their players have yet to receive their visas for travel —and the event is already underway. 

As a result, they will take a forfeit loss against Thunder Awaken for their series today. They do have two series to play tomorrow, with no word yet if the team will be able to compete at all. ESL One will continue to provide updates as the situation progresses. 

While EEU had not had a chance to compete in the regional league play, as Valve had postponed the DPC for Eastern Europe indefinitely due to the war in Ukraine, they were able to still secure three spots for the Major via regional finals which concluded just last week. 

There is no way to know if any other EEU team would have been able to secure their visas in enough time with such a short time span between qualifying and the event. CIS rejects came in 4th place, narrowly missing their opportunity after a 2:1 loss to Mind Games in the Third Slot Decider series. 

 ESL One Stockholm Major Group Stage

  • Group Stage – May 12th - May 15th, 2022
    • Two groups of seven teams each
    • Single round-robin
    • All matches are Bo2
    • Top four teams from each group advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs
    • 5th and 6th place teams from each group advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs
    • The remaining teams are eliminated

Group A

Evil Geniuses
BOOM Esports
Tundra Esports
BetBoom Team

Group B

Team Spirit
Mind Games
Thunder Awaken
Gaimin Gladiators
Team Liquid

There will be six series per group (three at a time) played on the first three days and three per group on the last day. 

  • Matches for Group A begin at 12:00 CEST each day
  • Matches for Group B begin at 17:20 CEST each day (14:20 CEST on the last day)

ESL One Stockholm Major Playoffs

  • Playoffs – May 16th - May 22nd, 2022
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5

ESL One Stockholm Major Broadcasts

ESL One Stockholm Major Prize Pool and DPC points 

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 haven’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

ESL One Stockholm Major has already begun with the group stage matches. The 14 teams have been divided into two separate groups and will fight in a round-robin, two-game series for a spot into the playoff, so make sure to catch all the action live on the ESL One twitch.tv channels and check our tournament HUB for all Major updates!


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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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