Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 Predictions – Favorites, Heroes and More

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Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 Predictions – Favorites, Heroes and More

The Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 predictions will show you everything you need to know about this event.

After the Bali Major 2023 came to an end, Dota 2 fans from all over the globe will now have the chance to watch one of the most anticipated tournaments of this year. The Riyadh Masters 2023 will be the biggest Dota 2 tournament that is not a part of the DPC. Because f its massive prize pool of $15,000,000, all top-tier Dota 2 teams in the world will do everything they can to win, so we can expect one of the most epic events of the year.

We have already made some predictions about the first matches from the Play-In stage, so check out the Dota 2 section for more details. With that said, these Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 predictions will provide general information about a few things that most people might be interested in. Since a lot of Dota 2 betting fans will be interested in this event, there are a few things they need to know, so let’s cover them in this article.

Riyadh Masters 2023 Predictions – The Favorites

One of the first things that we need to address about the Riyadh Masters 2023 is the teams that have the biggest chance of winning. Although all teams have the potential to lift the trophy and get an impressive amount of money, some are on another level.

Gaimin Gladiators

Starting with the elephant in the room, Gaimin Gladiators is the first name we want to mention in our Riyadh Masters 2023 Predictions. This team has achieved the impossible and won five consecutive tournaments in a row. The team got all 3 Majors, as well as the 2 DreamLeague tournaments, so there is no arguing it is the best in the world and the big favorite to win the Riyadh Masters 2023.

Gaimin Gladiaros are in Group A of the event, where they have to play against the likes of Team Spirit, LGD, EG, and more. We are yet to see the other teams that will join them because we will have to wait for the Play-In stage to end.


The second name in our Riyadh Masters 2023 predictions that can be among the favorites is PSG.LGD. Despite the fact that the big Chinese team was unable to unleash its potential during the Bali Major 2023, a quick look at last year’s Riyadh Masters reveals that LGD won it. Consequently, the team might step up its game again and win the tournament for the second time.

PSG.LGD has almost no competition in China and hardly any problems against the top teams from all regions except Western Europe. As we’ve seen in Indonesia, LGD wasn’t able to win against Team Liquid and Quest Esports, and the latter even eliminated them from the competition.

Team Liquid

It’s safe to say that Team Liquid is the unluckiest Dota 2 team of 2023 so far. Even though they are among the best in the world, the squad, Nisha, and his crew are yet to win a big tournament. The team reached the final of almost all big tournaments so far, including the Bali Major 2023, but Gaimin Gladiators was always on top and was able to beat its counterparts.

Nevertheless, when talking about the Riyadh Masters 2023 predictions, we think that Team Liquid is hands down one of the favorites. Sure, the team has to earn its way in the groups from the Paly-In, but we have no doubt it will make it. Speaking of the devil, Liquid is in a group with VP, TSM, Aster, Entity, and Execration.

Riyadh Masters 2023 Predictions – Heroes


A quick analysis of the Bali Major 2023 meta reveals that a couple of heroes were on another level. As expected, Techies was in a league of his own because he was the most popular hero in all previous events. In addition to him, Ember Spirit also rose to the top, and the same can be said about Pugna and Morphling.

Even though we did not expect any meta changes for the Riyadh Masters 2023, Valve surprised us by releasing patch 7.33e. We did not expect to see a lot of changes, but the recent patch nerfed all of the popular heroes, including the names mentioned earlier. Consequently, our Riyadh Masters 2023 predictions are that we will see a lot of new met heroes. 

Returning to the Bali Major 2023 for a second, Storm Spirit and Broodmother were also very popular aside from the names mentioned earlier. Both heroes got small nerf in the last patch, but we don’t think they are enough to remove them from the meta. Consequently, we expect to see them a lot in the upcoming tournament.

Another interesting name that we can see in the mid-lane is Templar Assassin. Even though she was kind of forgotten in 7.33, the hero appeared 32 times in Bali. Since she did not receive any nerfs and all other top-tier midders got a few changes, there is a big chance to see the hero back in the meta and become the go-to option. 

Final thoughts

Following the Riyadh Masters 2023 predictions, the only thing left for us is to wait for the event to start. The Play-In matches begin on July 19, whereas the Group Stage clashes will start just a few days after.

Riyadh Masters 2023 is a tournament that deserves a lot of attention, so expect to see a lot more from it. We will provide you with predictions and important reviews, so keep an eye on ESTNN for more information.

Dota 2 Riyadh Masters 2023 Predictions – Favorites, Heroes and More
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.