ESL One Birmingham 2020 Back in May

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020 By smartlaunch in Tournaments,

ESL has announced that its largest annual live event in the UK will return to Birmingham Arena for a third consecutive year. Promoted as “ESL One Birmingham powered by Intel,” the Dota 2 tournament will award a USD 300,000 prize pool between eight invitees and four regional qualifiers from Europe and CIS, North America, China, and Southeast Asia, with the main tournament taking place between the 29th and 31st of May.

The eight teams who get directly invited to ESL tournaments are usually among the top rosters competing in their regions. The last two victories went to Team Secret and Virtus Pro, who were both in that category. Meanwhile, there are four spots saved for regional qualifier tournaments in Europe, China, North America, and Southeast Asia. 

This is the second year in a row that ESL One Birmingham has used this format, which will split the teams up into two groups of six. The top two teams from each group will receive a bye in the playoffs while the bottom two teams in each will be eliminated before even making it to the main event. 

Tickets for the main event will be available starting on the 22nd of January on the official event website.

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