OG and Tundra Esports Qualify for the Esports World Cup

OG and Tundra Esports Qualify for the Esports World Cup

23. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

The prestigious Riyadh Masters, also known as the Dota 2 Esports World Cup, is set to welcome two more Western European powerhouses. OG and Tundra Esports have officially qualified, joining the elite lineup for one of the year’s biggest tournaments.

OG’s Path to Riyadh Masters

OG has become the seventh team to secure a direct invite to the Riyadh Masters, amassing enough ESL Pro Tour (EPT) points despite a challenging year. The team struggled in various qualifiers, only making a significant mark at DreamLeague Season 22, where they finished in the top six, earning 1,400 EPT points.

However, OG’s turning point came at ESL One Birmingham. Initially not qualified, OG was called in last minute to replace 1win due to visa issues.

The team seized this unexpected opportunity, performing exceptionally well and finishing in fourth place, thereby earning 3,200 EPT points. This remarkable performance, along with their previous points, brought their total to 5,496 EPT points, securing their spot at the Riyadh Masters.


Tundra Esports Secures Their Spot

Tundra Esports is the latest team to confirm their qualification for the Riyadh Masters. Their impressive performance at DreamLeague Season 23, where they defeated notable teams like NAVI, BetBoom, and Shopify Rebellion, ensured their place in the playoffs and consequently, their qualification for the Esports World Cup.

With a robust total of 6,515 EPT points, thanks to strong performances at both ESL One Birmingham and DreamLeague Season 23, Tundra Esports joins the ranks of top teams heading to Riyadh.


The Lineup for Riyadh Masters 2024

As of now, the teams qualified for the Riyadh Masters include:

  1. BetBoom Team
  2. Team Falcons
  3. Xtreme Gaming
  4. Gaimin Gladiators
  5. Tundra Esports
  6. Team Liquid
  7. OG

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters joins Esports World Cup

With a total of 20 teams set to compete, eight will be directly seeded into the group stage, while the remaining twelve will battle through the Play-In stage. The Riyadh Masters promises to be a thrilling event with a prize pool of $5 million, drawing the best talent from the Dota 2 scene.


OG and Tundra Esports’ qualification for the Riyadh Masters 2024 highlights their resilience and skill in the competitive Dota 2 landscape. As they prepare to join other top teams in one of the year’s most anticipated tournaments, fans can look forward to epic clashes and high-stakes gameplay.

The journey to the Esports World Cup continues to captivate, setting the stage for an unforgettable event in Riyadh.