Dota 2: Bucharest Major 2018 guide – Schedule, Results, Stream and VOD

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Our essential guide to following this week's action at the Bucharest Major 2018

Our Dota 2: Bucharest Major guide contains the schedule, match results, stream details and VOD c atch-up options.

The Dota 2 Bucharest Major is currently under way in – as you’ve guessed – Bucharest, Romania right now and sixteen of the world’s very best Dota 2 teams are competing not just for a share of the $1,000,000 prize pool, but also some precious points for the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC).

We’ve put this guide together to ensure you have access to every last bit of information to do with the tournament, and we’ll be updating it regularly over the coming days and as matches conclude.

As results come in we’ll be popping them into the relevant section on this page (with spoiler tags), and will also add in any video on demand (VOD) that we can track down for those matches that have finished.

Navigation:

Use the following links to quickly navigate to the section you’re most interested in right now!

1. Schedule and Results – Dates, start times and match details for each round.

2. Stream – Jump straight into an English-language stream of every match.

3. Format – An overview of the format for play during the Bucharest Major.

4. Teams – A snapshot of all sixteen teams taking part in this week’s tournament.

5. Rewards – Financial and DPC rewards for the various finishing positions.

Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 Schedule and Results

The action at this year’s Bucharest Major takes place across seven days. Here’s a breakdown of what’s taken place so far (with results behind spoiler tags), and we’ll be adding in the next day’s detail shortly.

If you want to dive straight into the catch-up video for matches that have already concluded, you can jump to each day’s action using these links:

(Note that all times are provided in Eastern European Time. PST is ten hours behind, EST seven, GMT two, and CEST is one hour behind.)

Sunday 4th March – Round 1

Match Start Time Result VOD
Team Liquid v LGD 10:00 1:0 VOD
Team Secret v compLexity 11:30 1:0 VOD
Evil Geniuses v Pain 13:00 1:0 VOD
Virtus Pro v OpTic 14:30 0:1 VOD
Mineski v TNC 16:00 0:1 VOD
Vici Gaming v VGJ 17:30 0:1 VOD
Natus Vincere v OG 19:00 0:1 VOD
Newbee v Vega Squadron 20:30 1:0 VOD

Monday 5th March – Round 2

Match Start Time Result VOD
TNC v Optic 10:00 1:0 VOD
compLexity v Mineski 11:30 1:0 VOD
Team Liquid v Evil Geniuses 13:00 0:1 VOD
Team Secret v VGJ 14:30 0:1 VOD
Newbee v OG 16:00 1:0 VOD
LGD Virtus Pro 17:30 0:1 VOD
Natus Vincere v Vega Squadron 19:00 1:0 VOD
Pain v Vici Gaming 20:30 1:0 VOD

Tuesday 6th March – Round 3

Match Start Time Result VOD
Virtus Pro v Natus Vincere 10:00 1:0 VOD
Team Secret v Pain 11:30 1:0 VOD
Vici Gaming v LGD 13:00 1:0 VOD
Team Liquid v compLexity 14:30 0:1 VOD
Mineski v Vega Squadron 16:00 1:0 VOD
VGJ v TNC Pro Team 17:30 1:0 VOD
Evil Geniuses v Newbee 19:00 1:0 VOD
OpTic v OG 20:30 1:0 VOD

Wednesday 7th March – Rounds 4 and 5

Match Start Time Result VOD
Team Liquid v Vici Gaming 10:00 1:0 VOD
compLexity v Newbee 11:30 0:1 VOD
Natus Vincere v Pain 13:00 1:0 VOD
OG v Mineski 14:30 1:0 VOD
Virtus Pro v TNC 16:00 1:0 VOD
Team Secret v OpTic 17:30 1:0 VOD
OG v Team Liquid 19:00 0:1 VOD
compLexity v OpTic 20:30 0:1 VOD
Natus Vincere v TNC 22:00 1:0 VOD

Friday 9th March – Quarterfinals 1-3

Match Start Time Result VOD
QF1 – VGJ v TNC 11:00 2:1 VOD
QF2 – Newbee v Team Secret 14:30 2:0 VOD
QF3 – Evil Geniuses v Team Liquid 18:00 1-2 VOD

Saturday 10th March – Quarterfinal 4 and Semifinals

Match Start Time Result VOD
QF4 – Virtus Pro v OpTic 11:00 2:0 VOD
SF1 – Newbee v VGJ 14:30 0:2 VOD
SF2 – Team Liquid v Virtus Pro 18:00 1:2 VOD

Sunday 11th March – Final

Match Start Time Result VOD
Final – VGJ v Virtus Pro 14:00 0:3 VOD

Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 Stream

The Dota 2 Bucharest Major is being streamed on Twitch. We’ve embedded the English-language channel for you right here:

Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 Format

There are two stages to the Bucharest Major. Here’s the lowdown on how each one works:

Bucharest Major Group Stage

The first part of the event sees players competing against one another to determine the eight best teams that will advance to the second stage.

  • The sixteen teams will first of all play in a 5-round Swiss format.
  • Each match is played as a best-of-one affair, before the next round gets under way.
  • The eight best-performing teams will move on to the Playoffs (detailed below).

Bucharest Major Playoff Stage

Once the top eight teams have been determined in the group stages, the competition moves into the playoff stage. Here’s how that works:

  • For the playoff stages, teams are first of all seeded into a single-elimination bracket.
  • The matches are then played in a best-of-three format, with the exception of the final which is best-of-five.

The fine details of how teams are seeded and scored is rather tricky to quickly articulate, but there’s an excellent guide to the nitty-gritty of it all over on Liquipedia.

Just be mindful that there are quite a few spoilers towards the bottom of that page, so careful scrolling if you’re looking to catch-up on any matches you’ve missed.

Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 Teams

There are sixteen teams taking part in the Bucharest Major. Some of these teams are in the tournament by invitation, while others have made it in on the basis of qualification success elsewhere.

Here’s a look at both categories, with teams listed alphabetically in each case:

Invited

  • compLexity Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • LGD Forever Young
  • Mineski
  • Natus Vincere
  • Newbee
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Secret
  • Vici Gaming
  • Virtus Pro

Qualified

  • OG
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Pain Gaming
  • TNC Pro Team
  • Vega Squadron
  • VGJ Thunder

Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 Rewards

A combination of cash prizes and Dota Pro Circuit points are available for participants. Here’s how the rewards will be broken down:

Place Prize Money DPC points
1st $500,000 750
2nd $200,000 450
3rd $90,000 150
4th $30,000
5th $30,000
6th $30,000
7th $30,000
8th $30,000

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