DOTA2 Lima Major Odds: South America Hosting its First Major

DOTA2 Lima Major To be Held at Arena 1 in San Miguel, Lima, Peru

South America is hosting its first Major in the history of DOTA2 esports. They are hosting the DOTA2 Lima Major! After repeatedly putting up notable displays at various tournaments, South America has cemented itself as a growing region in DOTA esports.

The DOTA2 Lima Major 2023 will be the first LAN tournament of the 2022-23 DPC season and will have a massive chunk of DPC points on offer to help qualifying teams take the lead in their TI campaigns. All 18 qualifying teams will enter the tournament through their respective regional leagues.

This is the first time that a DOTA2 Major is being hosted in South America. The DOTA2 Lima Major will be held at Arena 1 in San Miguel, Lima, Peru. After incredible showings from teams like Thunder Awaken and Beastcoast, the South American region had already cemented its position as a Dota 2 powerhouse.

Despite several fears after a state of emergency was declared in Peru, the organizers, 4D Esports, have confirmed that the event will go through. The organizers have also assured they are prepared with alternatives if the situation deteriorates swiftly.

Let’s dive into the esports predictions, schedule, teams, and more.

Participating Teams

A total of 18 teams have qualified for the group stage of the DOTA2 Lima Major. These teams entered the LAN event through their respective regional leagues. These 18 teams will fight for a prize pool of $500,000 and 1,900 DPC points.

Here are all the teams that have made their way into the DOTA2 Lima Major. Listed with the teams will be their esports betting odds and the regions they qualified from:


Team Aster +750
Knights +1200
PSG.LGD +700
EHOME +5000

Southeast Asia

Geek Slate +20000
Talon Esports +20000
Execration +5000

South America

Beastcoast +6600
Evil Geniuses +3500

North America

Shopify Rebellion +750
TSM +6600

Western Europe

Team Liquid +350
TUNDRA Esports +550
Gaimin Gladiators +650
Entity +1400

Eastern Europe

BetBoom Team +600
Team Spirit +800
HellRaisers +20000

Tournament Schedule and Format

The DOTA2 Lima Major will feature two parts, the group stage, and the playoffs. According to the Esports schedule, the group stage will begin on February 22 and run until February 26. This stage will feature 18 qualifying teams split into two groups. Ultimately, the top six teams from each group will make it into the playoffs.

Like all DPC LAN events, the playoffs of the DOTA2 Lima Major will feature a double-elimination bracket format with 12 teams battling it out for the championship. This stage will begin on February 28 and conclude with the grand finals on March 5.


  • Participants
    • Eighteen teams
      • Four teams each from Western Europe and China
      • Three teams each from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe
      • Two teams each from North America and South America
  • Group Stage
    • Two groups of nine teams each
    • Single round-robin
    • All matches are Bo2
    • Top four teams from each group advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs
    • 5th and 6th place teams from each group advance to the lower bracket of the playoffs
    • The remaining teams are eliminated
  • Playoffs
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5

DOTA2 Lima Major Best Bets

Out of the 18 teams, most of them have some rough esports betting odds. After you get past the top eight teams, there is a significant drop-off. However, there are two teams of esports bettors, and DOTA2 fans should watch heading into the tournament. Those two teams are PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses.

PSG.LGD (+750)

PSG.LGD is one of, if not the best, teams out of China. They perform well at every DOTA2 tournament they qualify for and have a consistently strong play. Therefore, a team like PSG at +750 is a solid bet going into the DOTA2 Lima Major.

Evil Geniuses (+3500)

Evil Geniuses is arguably one of the best teams in the entire tournament. Dominating through South America, EG has consistently performed at TIs and most Majors. Playing at home at the DOTA2 Lima Major could prove to be beneficial for the South American giants. EG at +3500 is an absolute steal.

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