ESL One Birmingham 2018
ESL will host the United Kingdom's first ever Dota Major with ESL One Birmingham 2018. In May 2018, 12 of the best teams in the world will compete for the prize pool of $1,000,000 USD and the important 1500 DPC Points to earn their invite for The International 2018. The main event will be held from May 25th to 27th in the Arena Birmingham.
- Qualifier and invites
- Twelve Teams:
- Six invites
- One team each from the six regional qualifiers
- Twelve Teams:
- Group Stage
- The group stage will be played on May 23rd and 24th
- All games are played backstage
- Three GSL groups of four teams each
- Bottom two teams from each group are eliminated, Runner-ups advance to the quarterfinals
- The three first place teams play an additional Bo1 series against each other to determine which two teams advance to the semi-finals and which team joins the three runner-ups in the quarter-finals. If they tie in the first round of Bo1 matches, an additional round is played. If the tie persists, time rating of the last round is used to determine the seeding.
- The playoffs will be held between May 25th and the 27th in front of a live audience in the Arena Birmingham
- Single Elimination
- All games will be Bo3
- Bo5 Grand Finals
- A 3rd place decider match will be played on the last day of the tournament before the Grand Finals
The broadcast team was revealed on April 26th, 2018:
- Stage Host:
- Machine (Alex Richardson)
- Desk Host:
- Redeye (Paul Chaloner)
- Content Creator:
- PyrionFlax (Ted Forsyth)
- PimpmuckL (Jonathan Liebig)
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- 1 Natus Vincere withdrew following a change in their active roster. They were replaced by Team Spirit.
- 2 Newbee's coach SanSheng would be absent for having no time to get a visa.
- 3 Adam left Fnatic on 22nd May 2018. Aui_2000 will be coaching for the duration of the tournament.
First Place Decider
- ESL One multi-POV
- ESL One on Facebook.com
- RuHub on Twitch.tv
- RuHub on Twitch.tv
- ESL One Dota on Huomao.com
- ESL Poland on Twitch.tv
- ESL Thailand on Twitch.tv
- ESL Thailand on Facebook.com
- ESL Thailand on Mixer.com
- ESL Brasil on Facebook.com
- ESL Vietnam on Twitch.tv
- ESL Spain on Twitch.tv
- Mineskitv on twitch.tv
- ESL SupremeLeague on Twitch.tv
- ESL Indonesia on Mixer.com
Videos and Content
- 2018-03-13 | ESL One Birmingham 2018 - the first Dota 2 Major in the UK by ESL
- 2018-05-03 | ESL One Hamburg 2018 by ESL
- 2018-05-22 | T'was the Night Before Birmingham by ESL
- 2018-05-23 | Ask The Pros: How will you perform at ESL One Birmingham 2018? by ESL
- 2018-05-23 | Groupstage Area Tour by SirActionSlacks by ESL
- 2018-05-24 | Can EE & PieLieDie guess all the words? by ESL
- 2018-05-26 | What's the fans' favorite Dota2 moment? by ESL
- 2018-05-26 | Best Friends Challenge with Matumbaman & GH from Team Liquid by ESL
- "Announcing ESL One Birmingham – The First DOTA 2 Major In The UK". ESL. 2018-03-13.
- Arena Birmingham (2018-03-13). "BREAKING! This is absolutely huge! We're buzzing to announce that ESL One Dota 2 Major will take place right here at Arena Birmingham on 25-27 May! It's going to be incredible!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (26 April 2018). "Time to reveal the faces and voices that will guide you through the first ever UK Major!". Twitter. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
- ESLDota2 (2018-03-23). "Revealing the first direct invite to #ESLOne Birmingham - @virtuspro!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-03-27). "The ESL One Genting champions are coming to the UK!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-03-30). "The third direct ESL One Birmingham invite goes to @EvilGeniuses!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-04-05). "And then there were four!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-04-07). "Revealing the fifth direct ESL One Birmingham 2018 invite - Vici Gaming! Welcome to the UK!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-04-10). "None other than @MineskiProTeam complete the #ESLOne Birmingham direct invites - welcome to the UK!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-05-14). "We're sad to announce that @natusvincere have undergone a roster change.". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2018-05-21). "The team to replace Natus Vincere at #ESLOne Birmingham will be none other than Team Spirit - 3rd/4th place finishers of the CIS qualifiers!". Twitter.
- 王兆辉SanSheng (2018-05-21). "I can't go to Birmingham this time.". Weibo.com.
- Fnatic Dota (2018-05-22). "We would like to thank 343Dota for everything he has done whilst Fnatic coach.". Facebook.com.