Updated on July 15, 3:00 a.m. (GMT+8): Updated scores.

The inaugural Esports World Cup ignites with the Riyadh Masters 2024, a Dota 2 tournament where the world’s 20 top teams clash for a staggering US$5 million prize pool.

But beyond the tournament, there’s even more riches on the line. Victory grants coveted Club Points, the key to unlocking the lion’s share of the massive US$7 million Club Championship prize money.

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Organizations with the most Club Points across various EWC tournaments will claim esports glory and a hefty financial reward.

This high-stakes desert showdown unfolds amidst the grandeur of Riyadh’s Boulevard Riyadh City. Each team will fight for tournament glory and the crucial advantage that Club Points offer in the ultimate EWC competition.

What is the Riyadh Masters 2024?

The tournament is the third edition of the Riyadh Masters series and the final championship of the ESL Pro Tour’s second season. Announced on February 5, 2024, it is part of the Esports World Cup lineup.

What is the Esports World Cup 2024?

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The Esports World Cup 2024 is the inaugural event of its kind, replacing the previous Gamers8 festival. This annual international esports tournament series will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from July 3 to August 25, 2024, featuring competitions in 22 video game titles.

EWC 2024 offers esports history’s largest combined prize pool, exceeding US$60 million. The event showcases a diverse range of games, including popular titles like League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and mobile games like PUBG Mobile and Free Fire.

Riyadh Masters 2024 format

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Victory at the Riyadh Masters 2024 demands a brutal climb. Twelve battle-hardened teams from regional qualifiers clash in the Play-In Stage, which consists of two groups of six battling in best-of-two matches. Only the top three from each group ascend to the prestigious Group Stage.

The stakes soar in the Group Stage. Here, qualifiers join forces with the ESL Pro Tour elite. Two groups of eight fight a round-robin best-of-two battle. The top four from each group claim the upper bracket of the Playoffs.

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The 5th and 6th finishers get a second chance in the lower bracket. Only those failing to secure a top-six finish are eliminated.

The ultimate test awaits in the Playoffs. This double-elimination stage offers a lifeline for one loss. All matches but the grand finale are best-of-three. Only one team will stand victorious as the Riyadh Masters 2024 champion.

Riyadh Masters 2024 schedule and results

Heroic esports Dota 2 roster at the Riyadh Masters 2024
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Riyadh Masters 2024 Play-In group standings

Group A

STANDINGTEAMMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)GAME RECORD (W-L)
1stEntity3 – 2 – 08 — 2
2ndBlacklist International3 – 1 – 17 — 3
3rdbeastcoast1 – 3 – 15 — 5
4thVirtus.pro0 – 4 – 14 — 6
5thG2 x iG0 – 3 – 23 — 7
5thLGD Gaming0 – 3 – 23 — 7

Group B

STANDINGTEAMMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)GAME RECORD (W-L)
1stHEROIC3 – 2 – 08 — 2
2ndPSG Quest2 – 3 – 07 — 3
3rdAurora2 – 2 – 16 — 4
4thnouns0 – 4 – 14 — 6
4thMOUZ1 – 2 – 24 — 6
6thAzure Ray0 – 1 – 41 — 9

Play-Ins

July 4

Group A matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
G2.iG1 — 1Entity
LGD Gaming1 — 1Virtus.pro
Blacklist International1 — 1beastcoast
Virtus.pro1 — 1Entity
Blacklist International2 — 0G2.iG
LGD Gaming1 — 1beastcoast

Group B matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Aurora2 — 0Azure Ray
HEROIC1 — 1PSG Quest
nouns1 — 1MOUZ
nouns1 — 1Aurora
HEROIC2 — 0MOUZ
PSG Quest2 — 0Azure Ray

July 5

Group A matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Virtus.pro1 — 1G2.iG
Entity2 — 0beastcoast
Blacklist International2 — 0LGD Gaming
Entity2 — 0LGD Gaming
beastcoast2 — 0G2.iG
Blacklist International2 — 0Virtus.pro

Group B matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
PSG Quest2 — 0Aurora
Azure Ray0 — 2MOUZ
nouns0 — 2HEROIC
Azure Ray0 — 2HEROIC
MOUZ0 — 2Aurora
nouns1 — 1PSG Quest

July 6

Group A matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
G2.iG1 — 1LGD Gaming
Blacklist International0 — 2Entity
beastcoast1 — 1Virtus.pro

Group B matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Aurora1 — 1HEROIC
MOUZ1 — 1PSG Quest
nouns1 — 1Azure Ray

Group A tiebreaker

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
G2.iG1 — 2LGD Gaming

July 7 Play-In Decider Matches

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Virtus.pro0 — 2MOUZ
nouns0 — 2LGD Gaming

Riyadh Masters 2024 Group Stage standings

Group A

STANDINGTEAMMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)GAME RECORD (W-L)
1stTeam Falcons4 – 1 – 29 — 5
2ndTeam Spirit1 – 6 – 08 — 6
3rdGaimin Gladiators2 – 4 – 18 — 6
4thOG1 – 6 – 08 — 6
5thAurora1 – 5 – 17 — 7
6thLGD Gaming0 – 6 – 16 — 8
7thHEROIC1 – 3 – 35 — 9
8thBlacklist International0 – 5 – 25 — 9

Group B

STANDINGTEAMMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)GAME RECORD (W-L)
1stTundra Esports4 – 3 – 011 — 3
2ndEntity5 – 1 – 111 — 3
2ndTeam Liquid3 – 3 – 19 — 5
4thXtreme Gaming2 – 4 – 18 — 6
5thPSG Quest0 – 6 – 16 — 8
6thBetBoom Team1 – 3 – 35 — 9
7thbeastcoast1 – 2 – 44 — 10
8thMOUZ0 – 2 – 52 — 12

July 10

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Team Falcons0 — 2Team Spirit
HEROIC2 — 0Gaimin Gladiators
Blacklist International1 — 1OG
Aurora1 — 1LGD Gaming
Team Falcons0 — 2Gaimin Gladiators
Team Spirit1 — 1OG
HEROIC1 — 1LGD Gaming
Blacklist International1 — 1Aurora

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
BetBoom Team2 — 0beastcoast
Entity2 — 0PSG Quest
Xtreme Gaming1 — 1Team Liquid
Tundra Esports2 — 0MOUZ

July 11

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Gaimin Gladiators1 — 1Team Spirit
Team Falcons2 — 0Aurora
OG2 — 0HEROIC
LGD Gaming1 — 1Blacklist International

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
PSG Quest1 — 1Team Liquid
Xtreme Gaming2 — 0BetBoom Team
Entity0 — 2Tundra Esports
beastcoast2 — 0MOUZ
Xtreme Gaming1 — 1PSG Quest
Team Liquid1 — 1Tundra Esports
MOUZ1 — 1BetBoom Team
beastcoast0 — 2Entity

July 12

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
OG1 — 1Aurora
Team Spirit1 — 1HEROIC
Gaimin Gladiators2 — 0Blacklist International
Team Falcons2 — 0LGD Gaming
OG1 — 1Gaimin Gladiators
LGD Gaming1 — 1Team Spirit
Aurora2 — 0HEROIC
Team Falcons2 — 0Blacklist International

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
BetBoom Team0 — 2Team Liquid
Xtreme Gaming0 — 2Tundra Esports
PSG Quest1 — 1beastcoast
Entity2 — 0MOUZ

July 13

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Team Falcons1 — 1OG
Gamin Gladiators1 — 1LGD Gaming
Team Spirit1 — 1Aurora
HEROIC1 — 1Blacklist International

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
BetBoom Team0 — 2Entity
Tundra Esports1 — 1PSG Quest
Team Liquid2 — 0beastcoast
Xtreme Gaming2 — 0MOUZ
PSG Quest1 — 1BetBoom Team
Xtreme Gaming1 — 1Entity
MOUZ0 — 2Team Liquid
beastcoast0 — 2Tundra Esports

July 14

Group A

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Team Falcons2 — 0HEROIC
Aurora1 — 1Gaimin Gladiators
Blacklist International1 — 1Team Spirit
LGD Gaming1 — 1OG

Group B

TEAMRESULTSTEAM
Team Liquid0 — 2Entity
Tundra Esports1 — 1BetBoom Team
MOUZ1 — 1PSG Quest
Xtreme Gaming1 — 1beastcoast

Riyadh Masters 2024 playoffs

July 16

Upper bracket quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Team Falcons5 p.m. GMT+8
July 15, 8 a.m. PT
9 a.m. GMT
Xtreme Gaming
Entity8:30 p.m. GMT+8
5:30 a.m. PT
12:30 p.m. GMT
Gaimin Gladiators
Team Spirit11 p.m. GMT+8
8 a.m. PT
3 p.m. GMT
Team Liquid
Tundra EsportsJuly 17, 1:30 a.m. GMT+8
10:30 a.m. PT
5:30 p.m. GMT
OG

July 17

Lower bracket round 1

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
Aurora5 p.m. GMT+8
July 16, 8 a.m. PT
9 a.m. GMT
TBD
BetBoom Team8:30 p.m. GMT+8
5:30 a.m. PT
12:30 p.m. GMT
TBD
LGD Gaming11 p.m. GMT+8
8 a.m. PT
3 p.m. GMT
TBD
PSG QuestJuly 18, 1:30 a.m. GMT+8
10:30 a.m. PT
5:30 p.m. GMT
TBD

July 18

Upper bracket semifinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8
July 17, 8 a.m. PT
9 a.m. GMT
TBD
TBD8:30 p.m. GMT+8
5:30 a.m. PT
12:30 p.m. GMT
TBD

July 19

Lower bracket round 2

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD11 p.m. GMT+8
8 a.m. PT
3 p.m. GMT
TBD
TBDJuly 20, 1:30 a.m. GMT+8
10:30 a.m. PT
5:30 p.m. GMT
TBD

July 20

Lower bracket quarterfinals

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD12 a.m. GMT+8
July 19, 9 a.m. PT
4 a.m. GMT
TBD
TBD5 p.m. GMT+8
July 19, 8 a.m. PT
9 a.m. GMT
TBD

July 21

Upper bracket final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDJuly 20, 1:30 a.m. GMT+8
10:30 a.m. PT
5:30 p.m. GMT
TBD

Lower bracket semifinal

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBDJuly 22, 12 a.m. GMT+8
9 a.m. PT
4 a.m. GMT
TBD

July 22

Lower bracket final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD7 p.m. GMT+8
10 a.m. PT
11 a.m. GMT
TBD

Grand final

TEAMSCHEDULETEAM
TBD11 p.m. GMT+8
8 p.m. PT
3 p.m. GMT
TBD

Riyadh Masters 2024 teams

The Esports World Cup 2024 opening ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH MASTERS 2024 PLAY-IN TEAMSQUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
EntityWestern Europe Closed Qualifier Champion
MouzWestern Europe Closed Qualifier Runner Up
Virtus ProEastern Europe Closed Qualifier Champion
PSG QuestMENA Closed Qualifier Champion
G2 x iGChina Closed Qualifier Champion
LGD GamingChina Closed Qualifier Champion
Azure RayChina Closed Qualifier Runner Up
AuroraSoutheast Asia Closed Qualifier Champion
Blacklist InternationalSoutheast Asia Closed Qualifier Runner Up
NounsNorth America Closed Qualifier Champion
HeroicSouth America Closed Qualifier Champion
BeastcoastSouth America Closed Qualifier Runner Up
RIYADH MASTERS 2024 GROUP STAGE TEAMSESL PRO TOUR POINTS
Team Falcons18,280
Betboom Teams16,300
Gaimin Gladiators10,960
Xtreme Gaming10,400
Tundra Esports6,515
Team Liquid6,038
OG5,496
Team Spirit5,200

Where to watch Riyadh Masters 2024

Fans can watch Esports World Cup 2024 matches on their official Twitch and YouTube channels.

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