EG accept invite to ESL One Birmingham 2019
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Evil Geniuses are the latest to accept the invitation to compete at ESL One Birmingham 2019.
The list of top teams keeps growing at ESL One Birmingham 2019. The North American giants are the latest to confirm their participation at the event next month, making this a very star-studded non-DPC tournament.
Evil Geniuses have had an outstanding season, taking podium finishes at two Majors and already securing their place at TI9. The team is sitting in the fourth place ranking and primed to rise even higher before the end of the DPC 2018-2019 season.
Last year the TI5 championship team took a disappointing 10-12th place finish in Birmingham. In hindsight, it wasn't much surprise as almost immediately after the event concluded, the now infamous, huge roster changes between EG and OG took place.
There is little to no doubt in everyone's mind that EG will be able to turn things around this year and finish with a much-improved result.
ESL One Birmingham 2019
TeamLiquid, PSG.LGD, OG, ViCi Gaming, Virtus.pro, and NiP are already on the list. Two more teams will still be directly invited. Closed qualifiers for the four designated regions will begin next week.
Twelve teams will be on hand in Birmingham to fight for a slice of the prize pool of $300.000 between May 28th - June 2nd, 2019. Eight teams will be directly invited and four teams will qualify from NA, SEA, China, and EU.
ESL One Birmingham 2019 Format:
- Group stage matches will be played from May 28 - May 30
- Two groups of six teams
- Round Robin bo2 format
- The top two teams in each group will be seeded into the Upper Bracket Semi-Finals
- 3rd and 4th will play in the Lower Bracket
- 5th and 6th will be eliminated
- Playoffs will feature eight teams
- The Arena Days, on May 31 - June 2
- Playoffs will be bo3 matchups
- bo5 Grand Final