Your essential guide to the KL Major

By November 11, 2018 April 29th, 2021 No Comments

With the group stages done and dusted, the nail-biting knockout stages of the Kuala Lumpur Major kicks off today.

The KL Majorthe first Major of this new Dota 2 Pro Circuit seasonis organised by PGL, eGG Network and ImbaTV, while we will be supporting the top-level professional players and casters with our award-winning chairs throughout the competition.

So what do you need to know before you join the sea of fans clamouring to catch a glimpse of your favourite Dota 2 team this coming weekend?

When is it happening?

The knockout stages will run today (Nov 11) and run till Nov 14 behind closed doors. The main event takes place from Nov 16 – 18.


Where do I go?

The KL Major is held in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The venue for the main event open to the public will be the Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil.

Didn’t manage to get tickets? Don’t fret, you can tune in to PGL’s livestream link here.


What’s at stake?

The KL Major’s prize pool is a whopping USD$1 million, with a grand total of 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit Points also up for grabs.

  • 1st: $350,000 | 4950 pts
  • 2nd: $170,000 | 3000 pts
  • 3rd: $100,000 | 2100 pts

Then there’s pride, competitive spirit and all that feely-good associated with winning.



Who are the teams?

Sixteen teams from around the world

  • Team Secret (EU)
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas (EU)
  • Alliance (EU)
  • (CIS)
  • Gambit Esports (CIS)
  • paiN X (SA)
  • paiN Gaming (SA)
  • J.Storm (NA)
  • Forward Gaming (NA)
  • Evil Geniuses (NA)
  • Vici Gaming (CN)
  • Team Aster (CN)
  • PSG.LGD (CN)
  • TNC Predator (SEA)
  • Fnatic (SEA)
  • Tigers – Dota 2 DreamHack Season 10 Minor Winner (SEA)


What did I miss from the group stages?


Team Secret topped the group, while Ninjas in Pyjamas finished as runners-up; both advance to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs. paiN Gaming and J.Storm settle for the Lower Bracket.



Evil Geniuses (group winners) and Vici Gaming move into in the Upper Bracket with Team Aster and TNC Predator going into the Lower Bracket.



PSG.LGD (group winners) and Fnatic secure places in the Upper Bracket, while Gambit Esports and Tigers prepare to do battle in the playoffs’ Lower Bracket


GROUP D: (group winners) and Alliance advance to the Upper Bracket. paiN X and Forward Gaming go into the Lower Bracket.



Actual match timings may change based on the length of previous matches and delays. Check for the most updating timings and scheduling.

Nov 11
Time (MYT) ID Format
Team Secret 
Vici Gaming
Best of 3



Best of 3

paiN Gaming

TNC Predator

Best of 1


paiN X

Best of 1


Nov 12
Time (MYT) ID Format
Evil Geniuses
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Best of 3


Best of 3
19:00 Team Aster


Best of 1

Forward Gaming

Gambit Esports

Best of 1


Nov 13
Time (MYT) ID Format
10:00 Lower Bracket R2 Best of 3
13:00 Lower Bracket R2 Best of 3
16:00 Lower Bracket R2 Best of 3
19:00 Lower Bracket R2 Best of 3


Nov 14
Time (MYT) ID Format
10:00 Lower Bracket R3 Best of 3
13:00 Lower Bracket R3 Best of 3



Nov 16
Time (MYT) ID Format
12:00 Upper Bracket R2 Best of 3
15:00 Upper Bracket R2 Best of 3
18:00 Lower Bracket R4 Best of 3
Nov 17
Time (MYT) ID Format
12:00 Lower Bracket R4 Best of 3
15:00 Lower Bracket R5 Best of 3
18:00 Upper Bracket Finals Best of 3


Nov 18
Time (MYT) ID Format
11:00 Lower Bracket Finals Best of 3
16:00 Grand Finals Best of 5


Secretlab is proud to be the official chair partner for the Kuala Lumpur Major.

Images via PGL.