MENA esports organization Galaxy Racer is hosting the AED 1 million (US$272,000) LAN event, Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022, from March 2 to 6.

Featuring nine of the best teams in the world, the Dubai Invitational will be the first major tournament played on the new Dota 2 patch, 7.31b.

Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022 schedule and results

The group stage and play-ins will take place on March 2 and 3. The playoffs begin March 4, and end on March 6.

March 2

Group stage

Group A

1stNigma Galaxy3-1
2ndTundra Esports3-1
3rdTeam Spirit2-2
4thTSM FTX1-3

Group B

1stBOOM Esports3-0
3rdTeam Secret1-2
4thNigma Galaxy SEA0-3

March 2

Stream A

Team Spirit0 — 1Tundra Esports
Team Secret0 — 1BOOM Esports
Fnatic0 — 1Nigma Galaxy
OG1 — 0Team Secret
Fnatic1 — 0Team Spirit
Team Secret1 — 0Nigma Galaxy SEA
Team Spirit1 — 0Nigma Galaxy

Stream B

TSM FTX0 — 1Nigma Galaxy
OG1 — 0Nigma Galaxy SEA
TSM FTX0 — 1Team Spirit
Nigma Galaxy SEA0 — 1BOOM Esports
TSM FTX0 — 1Tundra Esports
OG0 — 1BOOM Esports
Fnatic0 — 1Tundra Esports

March 3

Group stage

Tundra Esports0 — 1Nigma Galaxy
TSM FTX1 — 0Fnatic

Group A 4th-5th place tiebreaker

TSM FTX1 — 0Fnatic


Team Spirit2 — 0Nigma Galaxy SEA
Team Secret2 — 1TSM FTX

March 4

Upper bracket semifinals

Nigma Galaxy2 — 0OG
BOOM Esports1 — 2Tundra Esports

Lower bracket round 1

OG1 — 2Team Spirit

March 5

Lower bracket round 1

BOOM Esports2 — 0Team Secret

Upper bracket final

Nigma Galaxy0 — 2Tundra Esports

Lower bracket round 2

Team Spirit0 — 2BOOM Esports

March 6

Lower bracket final

Nigma Galaxy1 — 2BOOM Esports

Grand final

Tundra Esports2 — 3BOOM Esports

Teams that are competing in the Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022

Team Secret's Dota 2 roster for the 2021-2022 DPC season
Credit: Team Secret

Virtus Pro was initially invited as part of the ten-team roster, but was removed from the tournament.

Format of the tournament

Teams are split into two groups of five, playing a best-of-one round-robin.

The top two teams will be seeded directly into the upper bracket. The third and fourth teams will play an additional best-of-three, and the winners will start the playoffs in the lower bracket. The last-place team will be eliminated.

All playoff matches are best-of-three. The grand finals will be a best-of-five.

Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022 prize pool

Team Spirit, The International 2021
Credit: Valve

The tournament will have a total prize pool of AED 1 million (US$272,000).

1stBOOM EsportsUS$109,000
2ndTundra EsportsUS$54,500
3rdNigma GalaxyUS$32,600
4thTeam SpiritUS$21,800
5th-6thOG/Team SecretUS$13,600
7th-8thNigma Galaxy SEA/TSM FTXUS$8,170

Where to watch the Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022?

Team Nigma, WePlay AniMajor, Wild Card, Group Stage
Credit: WePlay Esports

Dota 2 fans can watch the Gamers Galaxy Dota 2 Invitational Series Dubai 2022 live on Galaxy Racer’s official Twitch channel here. Stream B can be found here.

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