ESL One Katowice 2018
Single Elimination Playoffs
ESL One will be hosting Poland's first ever Dota 2 Major: Sixteen teams from across the globe will fight for a part of the $1,000,000 USD prize pool and 1,500 qualifying points for The International 2018. The playoffs will be held on February 24-25, 2018 at the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland.
- Qualifiers and invites
- Groups were drawn on February 7th
- Group Stage will be held from February 20th to the 23rd:
- Two eight team, double-elimination groups
- Top teams from each group advance directly to the semifinals of the playoffs
- 2nd and 3rd placed teams advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs
- Playoffs will be played between February 23rd and 25th
The talent for the English broadcast was announced on February 15, 2018:
- Desk Host:
- Redeye (Paul Chaloner)
- Stage Host:
- OJ Borg (Oliver James Borg D'Anastasi)
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- ESL One multi-POV
- ESL One on Facebook.com
- ESL One Dota on Huomao.com
- ESL Poland on Twitch.tv
- ESL Thailand on Twitch.tv
- ESL One on Facebook.com
- ESL Brasil on Facebook.com
- ESL Vietnam on Twitch.tv
- ESL Spain on Twitch.tv
- 2018-02-28 | Matumbaman at Katowice Major: "I would like us to be the most dominant team in Dota 2 history" by Michael "Torte De Lini" Cohen of cybersport.com
- 2018-02-28 | Fly at Katowice Major: "Not doing so well, not beating these top teams like Liquid, is what motivates me the most." by Michael "Torte De Lini" Cohen of cybersport.com
- 2018-02-27 | Arteezy reflects on the past and talks the EG shuffle: "I think all of us were about to get kicked at some point." by Michael "Torte De Lini" Cohen of cybersport.com
- 2018-02-27 | YapzOr at Katowice Major : "It’s cocky to feel bad about a loss you didn’t even practice for." by Artyom "dfs" Kutateladze of cybersport.com
- 2018-02-26 | Resolut1on at Katowice Major: "I haven’t seen my girlfriend for a month and a half now." by Cybersport.ru
- 2018-02-26 | Puppey at Katowice Major: "Fata thought about switching his role for a while." by Cybersport.ru
- 2018-02-26 | EternaLEnVy at Katowice Major: "We definitely outdrafted Team Liquid pretty hard." by Cybersport.ru
- 2018-02-25 | Solo post-finals interview: "We've known that RodjER is a very good player for a long time, even before TI." by Michael "Torte De Lini" Cohen of cybersport.com
- 2018-02-25 | Everyone of my team mates deserves this trophy. by ESL
- 2018-02-25 | We asked LiquidGh_ about TeamLiquid's decision to switch roles in the middle of the 3rd place decider series. by ESL
- 2018-02-24 | "I feel disappointed with our results, but we have more time to improve": LeBron at Katowice Major by Artyom "dfs" Kutateladze of cybersport.com
- 2018-02-24 | "We got drunk and bashed our heads against the keyboards": Kyle reveals coL's prep for the Major by Cybersport.ru
- 2018-02-24 | Zai at Katowice Major: "NA used to be very strong because of cocky players" by Cybersport.ru
- 2018-02-24 | "We didn't learn how to properly use RodjER yet": 9pasha talks about VP games in Katowice by Cybersport.ru (trans. )
- 2018-02-24 | They are strong as a team, but we can win against them. by ESL
- 2018-02-24 | virtuspro win against EvilGeniuses means more to them than winning the entire tournament! by ESL
- 2018-02-24 | PieLieDieDota wants to face EvilGeniuses to take revenge for UniverseDota. Will he get his wish? by ESL
- 2018-02-24 | Matum likes Spiderssss... by ESL
- 2018-02-23 | Today we thought outside the box. They were definitely caught off guard. by ESL
- 2018-02-22 | Secret are a very good team, but we've learned from our games. by ESL
- 2018-02-22 | Looking at that team, it's always 50/50. by ESL
- 2018-02-22 | Here you go! JERAX by ESL
- 2018-02-21 | Post-match interview with none other than the GODLY KotL himself - GH! by ESL
- 2018-02-21 | PieLieDie believes that they can take down Team Secret by ESL
- 2018-02-21 | Resolut1on: I really want to beat Liquid by ESL
- 2018-02-21 | We can beat any team here - Ace with the confidence! by ESL
- 2018-02-21 | We are ready! - MidOne by ESL
- 2018-02-21 | Let's hear from Adam on his thoughts with regards to Fnatic's run here at ESL One Katowice by ESL
- 2018-02-20 | Noone said it! You simply can't let Virtus.pro get their last pick Brood by ESL
- 2018-02-20 | We hope to put up a good show - zai with his thoughts on their upcoming match against Team Liquid by ESL
- 2018-02-20 | If we get past that, we are going to win the tournament - mr0 by ESL
- 2018-02-20 | Natus Vincere are playing against Fnatic right now but let's hear what NAVI's manager Igor has to say before the match! by ESL
- 2018-02-26 | Unpleasant surprise for KuroKy - Team Liquid Pizza Party by ESL
- 2018-02-24 | A Spectacular Chase - ESL One Katowice Dota 2 Major 2018 (Cinematic Opener) by ESL
- "The ESL One Katowice 2018 Major brings Dota 2 to Poland in February". ESL. 2017-10-24.
- ESL One (2018-01-08). "Revealing the ESL One Katowice closed qualifier teams". ESL. Retrieved 2018-01-09.
- ESL Dota 2 (2018-01-19). "ESL One Katowice 2018 NA Last Chance Qualifier Announcement". ESL. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
- ESLDota2 (2018-02-07). "The group draw for the ESL One Katowice Major is complete!". Twitter.
- ESL One (2018-02-15). "Announcing the ESL One Katowice 2018 broadcast crew". ESL.
- @ESLDota2 (2018-02-16). "Shedding some light on the prize money and DPC Point distribution for ESLOne Katowice". Twitter.
- @ESLDota2 (2017-12-23). "First Dota 2 Major in Poland - first direct invite!". Twitter.
- @ESLDota2 (2017-12-27). "Happy belated Christmas to @teamsecret - our second direct invite to the #ESLOne Katowice Major this February!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (28 December 2017). "Another day, another invite! Welcome to #ESLOne Katowice - @TeamLiquid!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (29 December 2017). "#ESLOne Katowice invite week continues with invite #4 - @NewbeeCN!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (30 December 2017). "Before the year ends, let's welcome @EvilGeniuses to the #ESLOne Katowice Major!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (1 January 2018). "Happy new year @MineskiProTeam and welcome to the #ESLOne Katowice Major!". Twitter.
- ESLDota2 (2 January 2018). "We're already at the seventh out of eight direct invites". Twitter.
- @ESLDota2 (2018-01-03). "Rounding out our direct invites to #ESLOne Katowice are none other than @natusvincere!". Twitter.