ESL One Birmingham 2018

  • Prize pool US$1,000,000
  • Start date 23 May 2018
  • End date 27 May 2018

Prize pool - $1,000,000

1. $500,000 USD 5. $34,000 USD
2. $200,000 USD 6. $34,000 USD
3. $100,000 USD 7-9. $16,000 USD
4. $60,000 USD 10-12. $8,000 USD


Participating teams

North America Virtus.pro   Team Liquid
North America Evil Geniuses   Newbee
  Vici Gaming SEA Mineski
  OG SEA Fnatic
  LGD.Forever Young   OpTic Gaming
  paiN Gaming CIS Team Spirit

Main event

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.
  • Status: Completed
  • 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
  • Status: Completed

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom  

Regional qualifiers

Europe, North America, South America, CIS, SEA, China
  • 6 teams directly invited
  • 2 teams qualify through open qualifiers
  • Single Elimination
  • All matches are Bo3
  • Grand Final is Bo5


ESL One Birmingham 2018 - Main Event

23 May 2018
Playoffs Bracket - Playoffs
First Place Decider - First Place Decider
Group A - Group Stage
Group B - Group Stage
Group C - Group Stage

ESL One Birmingham 2018 China Open Qualifier - 3rd place

17 Apr 2018

ESL One Birmingham 2018 Closed Qualifiers

17 Apr 2018
CIS - Playoffs
Europe - Playoffs
North America - Playoffs
South America - Playoffs
Southeast Asia - Playoffs
China - Playoffs

ESL One Birmingham 2018 Open Qualifiers

15 Apr 2018
China - Brackets
CIS - Brackets
Europe - Brackets
North America - Brackets
SEA - Brackets
South America - Brackets

News & Features

ESL One Birmingham: A Tale of Three Groups

ESL One Birmingham is the second-to-last Major on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit. From May 23-27, fans can enjoy (and presumably complain about) the tournament’s unique format and stacked team line-up.

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Fnatic vs EG to open ESL One Birmingham Major

ESL One Birmingham is getting ready to unleash a major event next week, marking one of the last chances for teams to gain DPC points for the season. The groups have been drawn and the stakes have been set high with an unforgiving format. 

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