Marriage proposal at Dota 2 ESL One Berlin Major

Marriage proposal at Dota 2 ESL One Berlin Major

7. May 2023 by Andrew Williams

The Berlin Major is a place where we can see lots of exciting Dota 2 matches – but not only that. During a break there was something else for the spectators to see, which you also don’t see every day: A marriage proposal in the middle of the event! The best part: She said yes.

The Berlin Major is an exciting event full of Dota 2 action, which was dominated mainly by Gaimin Gladiators, 9Pandas and Team Liquid. Gaimin Gladiators won all their matches and are the sure candidate in the Grand Final, which will be played today.

Marriage proposal at Berlin Major

In between all the matches, the presenters SirActionSlacks and Tsunami did little interviews with the audience as usual, but one interview will probably be remembered by everyone. One man took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend live in front of the camera.

The crowd erupted in cheers, and the moment was captured on the big screen for all to see. According to the two fiancés, the couple met 8 years ago at a pub match. The proposal surely moved one or two viewers to tears and made the event even more special for those in attendance.

Fiancée answers questions after viral video

Later, even the fiancée commented on Reddit to fans’ questions, as the video of the marriage proposal quickly went viral. Many people congratulated the couple and asked questions about how the proposal came about. Whether the proposal was planned or made by the man in the heat of the moment is not clear to the fiancée, but it will definitely be remembered for a long time anyway.

Marriage proposals at major tournaments are rare, but they do happen from time to time: even the well-known CS:GO player Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov made his proposal to his then girlfriend Lika at the PGL Major 2021 in Stockholm, Sweden. He had proposed to Lika after winning the event with his then-team Natus Vincere. She said yes and the two got married, however the marriage did not last long and both parties had an epic mud fight.

The Grand Final of the Berlin Major

Today, Sunday, May 7, the finals of the Lower Bracket and then also the Grand Final at the Berlin Major will take place. In the Lower Bracket final, 9Pandas and Team Liquid will face each other. The winner will then face the Gaimin Gladiators, with whom they will play for the half million dollar prize pool. There will also be 2700 DPC points. The Gaimin Gladiators have dominated the tournament so far and have entered the grand final undefeated.