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Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023: A Punter's Point Of View

29 Aug 2023
Jake McEvoy 29 Aug 2023
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  • The Riyadh Masters 2023 will present Esports bettors with a chance to wager on the biggest Dota 2 tournament.
  • The best players and teams in Dota 2 will be competing for the $15,000,000 prize pool as punters bet on the action.
  • Wager on a vast selection of Esports betting markets for games like Dota 2 at
  • Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023
  • When Is Riyadh Masters 2023
  • Riyadh Masters 2023 Format
  • Riyadh Masters 2023 Prize Pool
  • Riyadh Masters 2023 Teams
  • Betting On The Riyadh Masters 2023
  • Riyadh Masters 2023 FAQs
The Dota 2 Riyadh Masters, one of the most prestigious events in Esports, is fast approaching and we’ve got all the information about the tournament including dates, formats, prize pools, teams and where to bet on the action live.

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023

Esports, and particularly Dota 2, fans are soon to be in for a treat, with the Riyadh Masters just around the corner.

This event will see millions of dollars in prize money handed to the top players and teams, with Esports bettors being able to wager on the action as they watch it live with platforms like

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When Is Riyadh Masters 2023

The Riyadh Masters, which will of course be taking place in Saudi Arabia, will begin on Monday the 17th of July and conclude after the final on Sunday the 30th of July 2023.

Riyadh Masters 2023 Format

Eight teams will begin in the group stage, while the other 12 will compete in a play-in round:

  • six-team split into two groups that play each other once.
  • Each group's top two teams progress to the group stage.
  • Four group stage places are at stake in the deciding stage between the teams placed third through sixth.

The group stages will come next, during which:

  • Eight teams each in two groups play each other once.
  • The top four teams from each group progress to the upper bracket of the playoffs.
  • The fifth and sixth-placed teams advance to the lower bracket.

Following that, the following 12 clubs will compete in the playoffs:

  • 12 teams in a double-elimination format.
  • Except for the championship, every match is a best-of-three affair.

Riyadh Masters 2023 Prize Pool

This tournament will offer a staggering $15,000,000 prize pool, in which every single team that qualifies will take home a portion of.

As you’d expect, the winning team will take home the largest portion, with the rest of the money distributed proportionately to the rest of the teams based on their final positions.

Here’s how much money will be offered to each position on the table:

  • 1st place - $5,000,000
  • 2nd place - $2,500,000
  • 3rd place - $1,700,000
  • 4th place - $1,200,000
  • 5th-6th place - $800,000
  • 7th-8th place - $500,000
  • 9th-12th place - $300,000
  • 13th-14th place - $200,000
  • 15th-16th place - $100,000
  • 17th-20th place - $50,000

Riyadh Masters 2023 Teams

In total, there will be 20 teams taking part in this tournament, who will travel to Saudi from all over the world. Those with a keen eye for Esports and Dota 2, in particular, will be sure to recognise the teams and their rosters, which are as follows:

  • BetBoom Team - gpk~, Nightfall, Pure~, Save- and TORONTOTOKYO.
  • Evil Geniuses - Chris Luck, Matthew, Panda, Pakazs and Whisper.
  • Gaimin Gladiators - Ace, dyrachyo, Seleri, tOfu and Quinn.
  • PSG.LGD - niu, NothingToSay, planet, shiro and y’.
  • Quest Esports - ATF, Kaori, No!ob, OmaR and TA2000.
  • Shopify Rebellion - Abed, Arteezy, Cr1t-, Fly and SabeRLight-
  • Spirit, Team - Collapse, Larl, Miposhka, Mira and Yatoro.
  • Talon Esports - 23savage, Mikoto, Oli~, Jabz and Q.
  • Tundra Esports - 33, Nine, Saksa, skiter and Sneyking.

The remaining 11 teams have yet to be confirmed and will be determined by the ESL Pro Tour Ranking.

Betting On The Riyadh Masters 2023

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One betting site that has, though, and is offering a great range of markets for a variety of popular Esports, including Dota 2, is

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Riyadh Masters 2023 FAQs

When Is The Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023?

The Dota 2 Riyadh Masters tournament will take place between the 17th and 30th of July 2023.

Does Stake Offer Esports Markets?

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