After successful, inaugural Dota 2 festivities in Poland at ESL One Katowice 2018, we’re excited to announce the return of the ESL One event series to Poland’s esports capital for the second time in a row with ESL One Katowice 2019 powered by Intel. From February 19-24, the tournament will see 12 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams duke it out in the legendary Spodek Arena with a $300,000 prize pool looming at the finish line.
Out of the twelve participating teams, eight will receive direct invitations to the group stage while the remaining four spots will be up for grabs through regional open qualifiers in Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia. The group stage is set to take place from February 19-21, followed by the main event in the Spodek Arena from February 22-24. And as is tradition for the fans, the event will feature a cosplay competition as part of the festival experience.
“We are looking forward to bringing ESL One back to the legendary Spodek Arena in Katowice as part of another double weekend full of action-packed esports,” said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL. “Our events in Katowice are like no others, thanks to the passionate fans which travel to Poland from all over Europe and create a breath-taking atmosphere in the arena.”
The event will be part of two action-packed esports weeks featuring the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2019 CS:GO Major and the esports-centric IEM Expo which takes place in the nearby International Congress Center.
Tickets for ESL One Katowice will become available at 19:00 CEST today via the official ticket website. More information about additional esports competitions, attendee experiences and event schedules will be released in the upcoming weeks.