DOTA: Gaimin Gladiators win to reach DreamLeague Season 23 grand final


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Gaimin Gladiators won the upper-bracket final Saturday to advance to the grand final of the $1 million DreamLeague Season 23 event.

BetBoom Team and Team Falcons will meet in Sunday’s lower-bracket final with the winner taking on Gaimin later Sunday.

Gaimin took out Team Falcons 2-0 to secure the position in the grand final, while BetBoom turned back Xtreme Gaming 2-0.

Earlier Saturday, Xtreme Gaming eliminated Azure Ray 2-1.

Twelve teams are competing in the online Dota 2 tournament, with eight advancing from the group stage to the playoffs. The double-elimination playoff bracket began Thursday, with all matches best-of-three until Sunday’s best-of-five grand final.

Gaimin opened its upper-bracket final with 20-minute win playing on green and followed with a 32-minute victory while on red to sweep Team Falcons.

Xtreme Gaming dropped its first matchup against Azure Ray in 62 minutes while playing on red before rallying for a pair of wins in 35 minutes (on red) and 34 minutes (on green), respectively, to move into the lower-bracket semifinal against BetBoom.

Playing on red, BetBoom completed a sweep of Xtreme Gaming with a 30-minute win. That came on the heels of a 54-minute win in the opener when they were playing on green.

The playoffs conclude Sunday with two matches:
–BetBoom Team vs. Team Falcons (lower-bracket final)
–Gaimin Gladiators vs. BetBoom-Team Falcons winner (grand final)

DreamLeague Season 23 prize pool (money, ESL Pro Tour points)
1. $300,000, 6,000 points — TBD
2. $175,000, 5,000 — TBD
3. $120,000, 4,000 — TBD
4. $85,000, 3,200 — Xtreme Gaming
5-6. $57,500, 2,200 — Tundra Esports, Azure Ray
7-8. $47,500, 1,000 — Aurora, HEROIC
9-10. $30,000, 500 — Team Liquid, Shopify Rebellion
11-12. $25,000, 250 — PSG Quest, Natus Vincere

–Field Level Media


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