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The Top 5 Dota 2 Teams of 2023

The Top 5 Dota 2 Teams of 2023

As we step into the year 2023, the landscape of competitive Dota 2 continues to evolve. Considering the recent performance, roster stability, and adaptability to patches, here are the top five teams tipped to dominate in 2023:

1. Gaimin Gladiators

Based on their dominant performance last year and a stable roster, Gaimin Gladiators is our top pick for 2023. With a total of six championships in 2023, including an unprecedented triple DPC win, they are a force to be reckoned with. Boasting a staggering $3 million in prize money and impressive online and LAN records, Gaimin’s Quinn Callahan-led squad is set for an extraordinary year. Their only shortcoming is their inability to capture the Aegis of Champions, which they will be eager to rectify in 2023.

2. Team Spirit

As the reigning TI champions, Team Spirit undoubtedly makes it to our list. Despite a slow start in the year, finishing top eight in Peru, their impressive Eastern European dominance and subsequent TI victory cannot be overlooked. Star players like Illya “Yatoro” Mulyarchuk and Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov are expected to maintain their outstanding form throughout 2023. Having secured the Riyadh Masters and DreamLeague Season 21 titles, Team Spirit seems primed to generate momentum throughout the year.

Farewell to a legend. Photo via Valve and Team Liquid
3. Team Liquid

Team Liquid had a bittersweet year in 2023 – dominating Western Europe’s DPC division but struggling with grand finals at LAN. With five near misses, including four against Gaimin Gladiators, success in 2023 hinges on their Israeli recruit Neta “33” Shapira filling the void left by Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg. If Team Liquid can overcome their grand final challenges, they have the potential to cement their status as one of Dota’s most notable squads.

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4. Talon Esports / Aurora

Southeast Asia’s Talon Esports had its fair share of ups and downs in 2023, but an unforgettable run at Riyadh and impressive finishes at the Lima Major and DreamLeague Season 20 make them a strong contender for 2023. They will be playing under the Serbian organization Aurora in 2024, with hopes of further establishing SEA dominance in the Dota 2 scene.

TI 2023 was their last ride together. Photo via Valve
5. Tundra Esports

Although 2023 was far from ideal for Tundra Esports, their resilience amid challenges is commendable. Navigating a myriad of roster changes and an off-year for veteran Martin “Saksa” Sazdov, the team displayed potential with podium finishes in all three DPC division tours, top four at DreamLeague Season 20, and third at the Bali Major. Eager to move past their misfortunes, Tundra is poised for 2023 success with a revamped roster and drive to reclaim their former glory.

Our predictions above are based on recent trends, player performance, and team dynamics. Dota 2’s competitive scene is notoriously volatile, so these rankings might change as new game patches and strategies emerge. Regardless, the 2023 competitive season is set to be thrilling for both players and fans.

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