ESL One To Host Poland’s First Dota 2 Major In 2018
Posted 26th October 2017 By: Noreen - Tipify Staff    210 Views
ESL One Katowice 2018
Polish esports fans are always happy to host CS:GO majors. Now, they have another esports game to welcome. Dota 2 will be having a visit to Poland for the first time from February 20th to 25th. Although ESL One Katowice will take place on the said dates, the live audience can only access the tournament playoffs on the 25th and 26th of February. The world’s 16 best Dota 2 teams will be competing at the Spodek Arena for the fifth Major of the 2017-2018 Competitive Season powered by Intel. Players will fight for a massive tournament prize pool of $1,000,000 and 1,500 Pro Circuit Points. This serves as an indicator of which teams will make it to The International 8.
Katowice’s multipurpose complex is a world-class venue in Poland. It hosts various cultural and business events, as well as musical concerts. It has been regarded as the home of the Intel Extreme Masters, serving gaming fans from all over the world. The arena can accommodate up to 11,500 people, making it the perfect venue for the Dota 2 Major. General admission to the event is free of charge while ticket sales for priority or premium access will go live in November, so you have to follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter and Facebook for more updates regarding the tournament.
To hype up the Dota 2 tournament spirit, attendees get access to the IEM Expo at the International Conference standing next to the arena. An official announcement from the ESL One Katowice states, “Some of the industry’s top brands, tech companies, and influencers will set up shop on the show floor with a multitude of stand-alone competitions taking place, as well as showcases with the latest developments the gaming scene has to offer, making it the perfect side-activity between the intense Dota 2 matches.” The ESL One Katowice and IEM Expo seeks to encourage more Polish Dota 2 fans to show their patronage for the esports game and that the tournament will help boost the esports betting scene in Poland.