ESL One Birmingham 2018 powered by Intel, UK’s first Dota 2 Major, kicks off tomorrow, May 23, in Arena Birmingham, and will feature 12 top teams from around the world competing for a US$1,000,000, as well as invaluable Pro Dota Circuit points. Here’s everything you need to know about the event.
- When: May 23 to May 27; group stage (played backstage): May 23-24; arena days (with live audience): May 25-27
- Where: Arena Birmingham
- Streaming hub: here
- Official website: here
- MB MVP
- YOU vs. PRO
- Cosplay competition
- Alienware Ultimate Experience
- 3 groups, GSL-style
- first match bo1, the rest bo3
- 6 teams will play in front of the live crowd
The three group winners will play a bo1 decider match to determine the first two teams directly qualified for the semifinals. While it was originally considered for the decider to be a bo3, the ability for teams to lose on purpose in the final match to achieve a desired outcome of the decider made us switch to bo1. The team coming in third in this decider will join the three runner-ups from the groups in the quarterfinals.
- single elimination bo3
- bo5 grand final
Prize pool distribution
Social media coverage
See you in Birmingham or on the livestream!