Dota 2 Lima Major 2023 – Format, Teams & Watch Live

It’s all eyes on South America again as the passionate region gets its first Major tournament.

The Lima Major 2023 sets foot at Lima, Peru on February 22 to March 5. Eighteen teams will compete for good ole DPC points, which is associated to the DPC leaderboards.

For the uninitiated, Dota 2 teams in the Dota Pro Circuit 2023 (DPC 2023) needs to secure top twelve finish for a direct invite to the International 12 (TI12).

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Lima Major 2023 Tournament Format and Teams

The DPC format remains relatively similar over the recent years, which means we get the classic group stage and playoffs bracket. Group stage involves two groups of nine teams, which compete to secure at least sixth place to advance to Playoffs. The bottom two seeds are eliminated.

The group stage features single round-robin best-of-two matches, while the Playoffs get a longer best-of-three double elimination bracket. Grand Final will, of course, be best-of-five.

Lima Major 2023 Qualified Teams

Lima Major 2023 Qualified Teams

As anticipated, many of the International 11 participants managed to qualify for the Lima Major 2023. This includes the four horsemen of Western Europe, Team Liquid, Gaimin Gladiators, Tundra Esports and Entity. BetBoom Team and Team Spirit represent the Eastern Europe region, while PSG.LGD and Team Aster hail from China.

The North American pride features TeamSoloMid and Shopify Rebellion, while the South American counterparts are of beastcoast and Evil Geniuses. Lastly, Talon Esports is the only relevant Southeast Asian team that played in TI11, to qualify for Lima Major.

The rest of the competition are joined by HellRaisers, Knights, EHOME, Execration and Geek Slate.

The First Dota 2 Major in South America

While the first major in SA has lot to thank 4D Esports and Epulze for making it happen. Truthfully, the SA crowd has grown exponentially over the seasons. From consistent and strong SA talents claiming the ranks in Valve-sponsored tournaments to powerhouses venturing into SA scene.

It’s certainly a massive year for SA teams and fans to be excited about.

Hence, the South American representatives are putting their name on the line as they are home defenders against the visitors. Evil Geniuses, which is a North American Esports powerhouse with a SA roster will boast their TI-worthy team at Lima Major.

Meet the new teams at Lima Major 2023

It’s a new DPC season, and what better way to welcome the worthy candidates that rose up to the challenge. Firstly, Geek Slate and Execration deserve the credit for overthrowing the SEA powerhouses, BOOM Esports and Fnatic. For a team without much foothold in SEA DPC, they have truly shocked the competition and fans to become SEA’s proud representatives.

HellRaisers and Knights are also unexpected underdogs to qualify for Lima Major, and that speaks volume in DPC China’s treacherous rivalry. HR, albeit a household name in EEU scene, features an impressive line-up, featuring Artem “Yuragi” Golubiev from team OG.

Meanwhile, BetBoom is also a superstar team that boasts a stack of renowned players and prodigies. One of them is no other than the TI11 champion, Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek himself.

The Lima Major 2023 is on the right track to become a battlefield of powerful teams, highly anticipated to win the first major of DPC 2023. As such, it’s definitely not a tournament any Dota 2 fan would want to miss.

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