The grand final of the ESL One Stockholm Major will be held on May 22 and will award US$200,000 to the winner.

One of the most important moments of the current season of the competitive dota 2 is to come. After the cancellation of the first weight tournament of the year, fans of the game were left wanting to see the clash of the best Dota teams. However, the next event is just around the corner: it is the ESL One Stockholm 2022, which will be held from May 12 to 22, will distribute US$500,000 in prizes and will have Peruvian representatives.

But let’s go by steps. dota 2 is a free to play and strategy video game for PC that was developed by Valve. His greatest competition The Internationalis organized year after year and holds the record for the most money given to its participants in any game (its last edition distributed more than US$40 million).

On the other hand, and as already mentioned, at the beginning of the year the first tournament (or ‘Major’) of the season was canceleddue to the spread of the variant omicron of COVID-19 globally. Instead, Valve introduced regional tournaments that couldn’t keep up with the Major.

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More than two months after that event, we are about to witness the development of the ESL One Stockholm 2022which means the return to face-to-face Dota 2 events. How much money does he give? What are the Peruvian cards? When is the tournament? All of that below. Likewise, we also leave you the comment of Marco ‘Blue’ Espinozawell-known caster and host of the 4D Esports analysis table, a channel that officially broadcasts Dota 2 tournaments in South America.

What is Dota 2 ESL One Stockholm 2022?

It is the first Major of the Dota 2 competitive season (or also known as the Dota Pro Circuit 2021-2022 or just DPC). Throughout the schedule it was established that there would be four Major tournaments before the Dota 2 World Championship, The International; however, the first of them, which should have been held last February, was canceled due to the omicron variant of COVID-19, so in total we have three Majors.

Besides money, the Major awards points that are used for all the teams on the planet to position themselves in a general table. The 12 best placed achieve a direct quota to The International.

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When and where is Dota 2 ESL One Stockholm 2022?

The important tournament will take place between May 12 and 22, 2022, in the city of Stockholm, Sweden. There will be an audience in the stands.

Besides, the tournament will handle a group stage and playoffs format, similar to what was seen in The International. The first part will take place between May 12 and 17while the second will take place between May 18 and 22.

The grand final of the ESL One Stockholm Major will be held on May 22 and will award US$200,000 to the winner. / ESLOne

How many teams will participate in the Dota 2 ESL One Stockholm 2022?

According to the event’s own website, in total there will be 14 teams from all over the planetand this is how the quotas are divided:

  • Four for Western Europe
  • Three for Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe each
  • Two for North and South America each

*It should be mentioned that due to the restrictions in China due to COVID-19, the invitation of the four representatives of the Asian country was cancelled. They instead contested an online regional final.

ESL is a production company that has already organized different Dota 2 tournaments.
ESL is a production company that has already organized different Dota 2 tournaments. / ESLOne

How much money will the Dota 2 ESL One Stockholm 2022 give away?

The Valve tournament manages a prize pool that amounts to $500,000 and 3,530 points for the Dota Pro Circuit table. The champion, in addition to the glory, will disburse a loot of US$200,000 and 680 DPC points.

This is how the prizes will be distributed:

Position economic prize CPD Points
one $200,000 680
two $100,000 610
3 $75,000 530
4 $50,000 460
5 $25,000 385
6 $25,000 385
7 $12,500 240
8 $12,500 240

How many teams will participate and what are the Peruvian cards?

Are 14 frames those who will face each other in the ESL One Stockholm 2022 of Dota 2. Of all of them, two come from South America and, to be precise, from Peru.

Our representatives are Thunder Awaken and Beastcoastcadres that due to their points in the Dota Pro Circuit South America regional league reached the invitation.

Who are the Peruvian players that will arrive at the ESL One Stockholm 2022 of Dota 2?

The Thunder Awaken national team is made up of five professional players from Peru: Christian ‘Pakazs‘Savina, Gonzalo’Darkmage‘Herrera, Raphael’Sacred‘Yonathan, Farith’matthew‘Bridge and Joseph’pandaboo‘Padilla.

Thunder Awaken is the first qualifier to the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022.
Thunder Awaken is the first qualifier to the ESL One Stockholm Dota Major 2022. / Thunder Awaken

On the other hand, the North American organization Beastcoast has in its ranks four Peruvians and one Bolivian: Héctor ‘K1′Rodriguez, Jean-Pierre’Chris Luck‘Gonzales, Elvis’Scofield‘Cross, Steven’Stinger‘Vargas and Adrian’Wisper‘ Lawns.

Beastcoast confirmed their pass to the Stockholm Major.
Beastcoast confirmed their pass to the Stockholm Major. / Beastcoast

Where to watch Beastcoast and Thunder Awaken games?

The tournament will have official coverage in Spanish on the Twitch channel ESB_Dota2:

What does the event mean for the Dota 2 community?

To answer this question, El Comercio spoke with Marco ‘Blue‘ Espinoza, well-known caster on the national doting scene and also host of the 4D Esports analysis table, a channel that officially broadcasts the Dota Pro Circuit 2022 in South America.

“It is a dream come true. This event will be at full capacity every day and people want to see their idols compete again. For teams it is even more important: opportunities to compete internationally they have been reduced to a minimum over time and all the organizations have given their best in the hope that the Major will take place“, said ‘Blue’.

Marco 'Blue' Espinoza is a well-known Peruvian caster from the video game Dota 2.
Marco ‘Blue’ Espinoza is a well-known Peruvian caster from the video game Dota 2. / 4D Esports

In turn, he also commented on Valve’s role in recent months and said that “has been heavily criticized for not promoting face-to-face in Dota 2 tournaments″.

What can you expect from the South American teams for ESL One Stockholm 2022?

On the other hand, for ‘Blue’, “we were never so surprised“. He added that our region “has a style that can be repetitive, but that has not been seen in another region“.

Likewise, the Peruvian caster assured that the local teams “have adopted techniques and strategies from Europe and China“, and that they are in the process of learning for the next tournaments. “I am very hopeful that our representatives are practicing new heroes internally,” she revealed.

Lastly, ‘Blue’ emphasized that although the pandemic stimulated the increase in the average number of spectators, it also caused an “absence of international tournaments”, which, over time, “has caused the expectation to go down and the interest in Dota has dropped.” However, she concluded:Let’s hope that the spark for Dota is born again with the Stockholm Major”.

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