ESL One Birmingham 2019
ESL One returns to Birmingham for ESL One Birmingham 2019, after the first edition in May 2018 was their fastest selling Dota 2 tournament ever. At the end of May 2019, twelve teams from around the world will once again fight it out in the Arena Birmingham for a part of the $300,000 USD prize pool.
- Qualifier and invites
- Twelve Teams:
- Eight invites
- One team each from the four regional qualifiers
- Twelve Teams:
- Group Stage
- Will be played from May 28-30
- Two groups, six teams each
- Bo2 round robin
- Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs
- 3rd and 4th placed teams advance to the Lower Bracket
- Bottom two teams from either group are eliminated
- Tiebreaker rules apply in order:
- Direct points between tied teams
- Neustadtl Score (Explanation)
- Number of wins overall
- Number of wins between tied teams
- Time coefficient
- Coin toss
- First round of the Upper Bracket will be played on May 30th
- The rest of the playoffs will be held at the Barclaycard Arena from May 31 to June 2 in front of a live audience
- Double Elimination
- Except grand finals, All games are played in Bo3 Series
- Grand finals is played in a Bo5 Series
The talent for the English broadcast was announced on May 9, 2019.
- Desk Host:
- Redeye (Paul Chaloner)
- Stage Host:
- Eri (Eri Neeman)
The prize pool for this tournament is $300,000 USD.
- 1 Virtus.pro withdrew from the event on April 26th. They are replaced by Gambit Esports.
- 2 miCKe returns to the playing roster. Madara will continue standing in for the team, this time for qojqva, who will be undergoing a routine surgery.
- Main Stream | B (Twitch)
- Main Stream | B | C (Twitch)
- ESL One multi-POV
- Main Stream | B (Huya)
- Main Stream (Huomao)
- "DOTA 2 Is Coming Home: ESL One Birmingham 2019 Confirmed!". esl-one.com. 2018-11-08.
- ESLDota2 (2019-05-09). "We're excited to announce our talents for #ESLOne Birmingham!". twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
- KillerPigeon (2019-05-26). "Flying out to @joinDOTA in Germany tomorrow to do the @ESLDota2 C stream". twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-05-26.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-03-27). "Welcome @VICI! 👏". twitter.com.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-03-30). "We're excited to welcome @NiPGaming to #ESLOne Birmingham!". twitter.com.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-04-01). "We're super excited to welcome @LGDgaming to #ESLOne Birmingham!". twitter.com.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-04-02). "Hype!! @OGesports is coming to #ESLOne Birmingham! Time to see them back in action!". twitter.com.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-04-03). "Another incredible team joins us for #ESLOne Birmingham Welcome @TeamLiquid!". twitter.com.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-04-04). "The top teams just keep on coming! @EvilGeniuses will be attending #ESLOne Birmingham!". twitter.com.
- ESL Dota 2 (2019-04-05). "They won at Katowice, and now they're after the #ESLOne Birmingham trophy! @teamsecret is our last direct invite! 👏". twitter.com.
- virtuspro (2019-04-26). "Unfortunately, our Dota 2 squad will miss ESL One Birmingham 2019.". twitter.com.
- ESLDota2 (2019-04-26). "@GambitEsports will take @virtuspro's spot.". twitter.com.
- The Alliance (2019-05-03). "GUESS WHO’S B[ACK…"]. facebook.com.