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Everything you need to know about ESL One Birmingham 2018

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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.

Key information

Tournament bracket

Format

Group stage

  • 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.

Playoffs

  • single elimination bo3
  • bo5 grand final

Schedule

FIND THE FULL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE HERE

Broadcast team

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Prize pool distribution

Social media coverage

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See you in Birmingham or on the livestream!