Southeast exit: One region completely bombed out of Dota 2’s Berlin Major

It's the visa that counts.

Groups are over at Dota 2s Berlin Major, and all Western Europe teams secured a spot in the upper bracket. In the meantime, two out of three teams from Southeast Asia were eliminated from the tournament on the weekend of April 29, locking in a disappointing result for the region, especially after an exciting spring tour.

Despite showing great signs of improvement throughout the regular season, Execration and Team SMG found themselves at the bottom of the barrel in their groups.

The two SEA squads were joined out the door by North Americas TSM, South Americas beastcoast, Eastern Europes BetBoom Team, and Chinas Invictus Gaming. In this list of early exiters, TSM stands out the mostthey came to Berlin as NA’s top-seeded team.

For the entirety of the 2023 season, TSM was able to defeat Shopify Rebellion on their home turf. However, TSM crashed out of the Lima and Berlin Major while SR continued both events from the upper bracket. A quick departure from a Major means missing out on prize money and Dota Pro Circuit points.

If TSM keeps up performing in NAs domestic league, David “MoonMeander” Tans students could make it to The International 2023 without getting a single DPC point from the Majors. A single slip-up in Dota’s summer tour could ruin TSMs plans though, since remaining at the bottom half of the top 12 comes with its own set of risks.

Dota 2s Berlin Major will continue with its playoffs on May 1.

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