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Dota 2 ESL One Katowice 2018 Preview

Posted 19th February 2018 By: Kyle-Tipify Staff

Dota 2 ESL One Katowice 2018 Preview - Tipify

Get ready for a major hitting the Spodek Arena in Poland tomorrow. ESL One Katowice 2018 is the first ever Dota 2 tournament taking place in Poland. Since the tournament is a major, expect top Dota 2 teams taking part in the event. With a prize pool of $1 million and 1500 Pro Circuit Points, the stakes are high for the 16 competing teams.

Participating Teams

The invited and qualified teams for the major are Virtus.Pro, Team Secret, Team Liquid, Newbee, Evil Geniuses, Mineski, Vici Gaming, Natus Vincere, Team Kinguin, OpTic Gaming, Effect, compLexity Gaming, Infamous, LGD Gaming, Fnatic, and OG.

The Dota 2 teams are separated into two groups, Group A and Group B:

Group A:

  • Team Liquid
  • Effect
  • OG
  • Vici Gaming
  • Mineski
  • compLexity
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Virtus.Pro

Group B:

  • Team Secret
  • Infamous
  • LGD Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Natus Vincere
  • Fnatic
  • Team Kinguin
  • Newbee

Tournament Format

ESL One Katowice comprises of 8 invited teams and 8 teams from regional qualifiers, one from each region, China, Southeast Asia, CIS, two from Europe and NA. The tournament starts with the group stage with a double-elimination format, of which the top teams from each group advance directly to the semifinals of the playoffs and the 2nd and 3rd place teams advance directly to the quarterfinals of the playoffs. Lastly, the playoffs will be played on February 23 up to February 25.

Betting and Odds Outlook

Betting for the tournament is open and NitrogenSports offers competitive odds fit for your betting pleasures. Moreover, with the 5-day long tournament, placing predictions and wagers on ESL One Katowice is an event that you wouldn’t want to miss. Here are the opening day matches:

Group A Matches:

Group B Matches:



Kyle-Tipify Staff

Written by Kyle-Tipify Staff