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Mind Games disqualified from ESL One Stockholm Major

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

After receiving a forfeit loss yesterday, Mind Games has now officially been disqualified from ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 due to the delay in obtaining visas. 

Mind Games still has not been able to secure their visas in time to travel or participate in ESL One Stockholm Major 2022 which got underway yesterday. 

As a result they have been disqualified from the event. 

The teams in Group B will all receive the Default Win for their matches and Mind Games will be the team eliminated in the group from the event. That means all of the other six teams will advance to the playoff stage. 

Mind Games not receive any prize pool or DPC points. 

Mind Games

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.

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. 

 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 (disqualified)
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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