ESL One Birmingham 2018
|Team Spirit*||LGD.Forever Young|
|paiN Gaming||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
- 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
- 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 Kingdom
ESL One Birmingham 2018 Live Streams
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
Virtus.pro 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.
On the penultimate day of ESL One Birmingham Major, Virtus.pro continued their clean streak against paiN Gaming, while Optic Gaming denied Fnatic their chance at a direct invite to TI8.
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 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.
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.