ESL One Birmingham 2018

ESL One Birmingham 2018

General Information

Prize pool - $1,000,000 + DPC Points
1. $500,000 USD
2. $500,000 USD
3. $100,000 USD
4. $60,000 USD
5-6. $34,000 USD
7-9. $16,000 USD
10-12. $8,000 USD
Participating teams:
China.gif Vici Gaming Russia.gif
Europe.gif Team Liquid China.gif Newbee
SouthEastAsia.gif Mineski Europe.gif OG
CIS.gif Team Spirit* China.gif LGD.Forever Young
Malaysia.gif fnatic United States.gif OpTic Gaming
Brazil.gif paiN Gaming United States.gif Evil Geniuses

* - Natus Vincere withdrew following a change in their active roster 

Main Event May 23 - 27

- 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 additional Bo1 matches 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

- Playoffs

- 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

- Qualifiers

- Regions: Europe, North America, South America, Asia, SouthEast Asia, CIS

-- Format for Qualifiers:

- One from each region Europe, South America, CIS, Southeast Asia, North America

-- 6 teams directly invited
-- 2 teams qualify through open qualifiers1

Location: Birmingham, United KingdomUnited Kingdom.gif

ESL One Birmingham 2018 Live Streams


Round 1


Round 2


Round 3


Main Event - Group A (Completed)

Main Event - Group B (Completed)

Main Event - Group C (Completed)

First Place Decider (Completed)

News for ESL One Birmingham 2018 are 3 time champs as they take ESL One Birmingham Major by storm prove to be completely unstoppable with an undefeated journey through ESL One Birmingham Major to clinch another Major title and ultimately become the TI8 favorite contenders. and OpTic Gaming headed to the finals at ESL One Birmingham Major

On the penultimate day of ESL One Birmingham Major, continued their clean streak against paiN Gaming, while Optic Gaming denied Fnatic their chance at a direct invite to TI8.

Bring on the pain; paiN gaming and Fnatic head to ESL One Birmingham semi finals

With the odds stacked against them, paiN Gaming has made a compelling run at ESL One Birmingham to advance to the semifinals along with Fnatic. 

The curtain closes for Team Spirit, LFY and Team Liquid at ESL Birmingham Major Day 2

The second day of ESL One Birmingham Major produced even more eliminations, as three more teams bid farewell to the event - Team Spirit, Team Liquid, and LFY  - making it a total of six teams to drop from the group stage.

Harsh first day at ESL One Birmingham as EG, VG and Newbee eliminated

The opening day of ESL One Birmingham Major was a brutal one, sending home three teams - Evil Geniuses, ViCi Gaming and Newbee already. Three more teams will be eliminated tomorrow before the main event even kicks off. 

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CIS Closed Qualifiers

SA Closed Qualifiers

Europe Closed Qualifiers

SEA Closed Qualifiers

NA Closed Qualifiers

China Closed Qualifiers

China Open Qualifiers 3rd Place

SEA Open Qualifiers

China Open Qualifiers

NA Open Qualifiers

SA Open Qualifiers

Europe Open Qualifiers

CIS Open Qualifiers

Upcoming matches - ESL One Birmingham 2018


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