ESLone Fall Preview guide

ESL One Fall 2021 preview guide

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

ESL One Fall 2021 is set to kick off Saturday, August 21st with 12 teams competing for the lion's share of the $400,000 prize pool. 

Filling up the space between the TI10 qualifiers and the big event, ESL One has brought together some of the top teams in the world for an international battle. 

ESL One Fall 2021 is called bootcamp edition as each of the teams will be participating from their own bootcamp locations through Europe. Some of these teams are already gathering in preperation for The International 10 scheduled to start in just over a month from now —October 7th in Bucharest, Romania. 

Teams will no doubt be testing the waters of the new patch 7.30 with all the buffs and nerfs, bells and whistles. 

The action kicks off on Saturday, August 21st at 13:00 CEST as Virtus.pro takes on Creepwave and T1 goes head-to-head with Team Spirit. 

ESL One Fall 2021 Teams

T1 (invited)
Team Spirit  (invited)
Thunder Predator (invited)
Tundra Esports (invited)
Virtus.pro (invited)
Alliance (invited)
Team Liquid (invited)
PSG.LGD (invited)
SG esports (invited)
beastcoast (invited)
Team Empire (qualified)
Creepwave (qualified)

ESL One Fall 2021 Groups

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ESL One Fall 2021 Format

  • Participants
    • Ten invited teams
    • Two teams from the closed qualifier
  • Group Stage – August 21st - August 24th, 2021
    • Two groups of six teams
    • Single round-robin, all matches are Bo2
    • Top two teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket
    • 3rd and 4th placed teams in each group advance to the Lower Bracket
    • Remaining teams in each group are eliminated
  • Playoffs – August 26th - August 29th, 2021
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • Grand Final is Bo5, all other matches are Bo3

ESL One Fall 2021 Broadcasts

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ESL One Fall 2021 Prize Pool

The $400,000 prize pool will be distributed among the teams as indicated below:

Place $ USD Team
1st place $175,000 TBD
2nd place $85,000 TBD
3rd place $45,000 TBD
4th place $25,000 TBD
5th-6th place $15,000 TBD
7th-8th place $10,000 TBD
9th-10th place $5,000 TBD
11th-12th place $5,000 TBD

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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