Gaimin Gladiators defeated 9 Pandas 2-0 in a tight match and became the first participant of the Grand Final of ESL One Berlin Major 2023. The result of the contest was largely decided by the first map, where the Russian team allowed the opponents to turn the tide of the game, having an advantage of more than 15 thousands of gold.
In the lower bracket finals, 9 Pandas will play Team Liquid, who have confidently made it through all the lower bracket rounds after losing to OG in the first playoff match. Evil Geniuses took fourth place in the tournament.
ESL One Berlin Major 2023 takes place from April 26 to May 7. Participants compete for $500,000 and 2,700 DPC points. It is already known that Liquid, thanks to its performance at the event, became the first team to secure a ticket to The International 2023.