Timado Expresses Frustration With ESL After Elimination From Berlin Major
The Group Stages of the Berlin Major 2023 are nearing their end, with the last day of group stages set to be held on April 30th. Several teams have already been eliminated, including Exercration and TSM from Group A and Invictus Gaming from Group B. TSM, who placed first in the DPC NA 2023 Tour 2 Division I standings, has had a disappointing run in the Major. While the team's journey at the Major is over, they will need to regroup and perform in the next DPC tour to earn more DPC points and qualify for The International. However, the team's carry player, Enzo "Timado" Gianoli, recently took to Twitter to call out ESL, the organizers of the Berlin Major, for their treatment of eliminated teams.
No hotel rooms after elimination and re-booking charges for flights
In a Twitter post, Timado criticized ESL's practice of sending eliminated teams home immediately, which causes them to lose their hotel rooms, and charging him to rebook his flight. He ended the tweet with "Last place lifestyle wcyd," indicating his frustration with how things turned out after being eliminated.
As the group stages are almost concluded, some teams are guaranteed elimination from the Berlin Major 2023, including Exercration, TSM, and Invictus Gaming. The last few games of the group stages will determine the standings of the remaining teams. The top four teams of each group will qualify for the upper bracket of the playoffs, while teams in 5th and 6th place will qualify for the lower bracket. Finally, the teams that place 7th-9th in each group will be eliminated from the tournament.
The Berlin Major’s group stages have provided fans with some exciting Dota 2 games with several teams already eliminated and the remaining teams fighting for their spots in the playoffs. While TSM's run at the Major is over, Timado's Twitter post has shed light on the treatment of eliminated teams by the organizers of the tournament but it remains to be seen how ESL will respond to the criticism,