ESL One Birmingham Returns For Its Third Year In May
Posted 23rd January 2020 By: Derpina    81 Views
Esports News – ESL has been busy with its upcoming CS:GO international tournaments and forming new partnerships to deliver bigger and better events, but the organization is now ready to keep the flame alive in the Dota 2 competitive scene. ESL recently announced that they will bring back the Dota 2 Pro Circuit (DPC) in the UK this May. ESL One Birmingham is set to return for its third year.
ESL One Birmingham is one of the biggest and most-viewed Dota 2 events sponsored by ESL. It garnered a total of 24,000 live attendees and over 306,000 online viewers in 2019, so the organizer is keen to bring it back for another year.
The announcement was spearheaded by ESL UK Ceo, James Dean: “We’re extremely proud of what ESL One Birmingham means to the Dota 2 community. With the support of players, partners and fans, Birmingham is a truly unique tournament and atmosphere which will no doubt deliver yet more unforgettable moments again this year. We’re hugely thankful to each and everyone involved and would like to show our gratitude not only by providing a world-class final at the highest production level, but also by bringing even more excitement, features, and catchy chants to the Birmingham Arena.”
12 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world will compete for the title, as well as the lion’s share of the $300,000 USD prize pool and 1,500 DPC points. Four of the participating teams will come from the regional qualifiers for Europe, CIS, North America, China, and Southeast Asia, while the 8 slots are given to invitees. ESL announces the winners and the invitees in April.
The tournament features a round-robin group stage and a double-elimination playoff. The group stage runs from May 26 to 28, while the main tournament takes place on May 29 to 31 in front of a live audience.
Aside from the main tournament, ESL also prepared a set of new surprises for fans and amateur players. ESL One Birmingham hosts the grand finale of ESL Academy, a new tournament system that offers Dota 2 amateur talents from North America and Europe a chance to elevate their careers in the professional scene. Four of the best teams from both regions will compete at the Birmingham Arena for the lion’s share of the $240,000 USD prize pool.