ESL One Fall: Qualifiers Starts Today

The International 10 is prolonged until October this year so there are 2 months vacant. Because of this, the Dota 2 community is asking for a tournament to fill in the void. Luckily for us, Electronic Sports League (ESL) will hold an online tournament this coming August 21-29, 2021, Dirk from ESL announced in the Dota 2 subreddit. Ten teams will be invited directly to the main tournament and two will be from the closed qualifiers.

Playoffs will start on August 26-29 with a double-elimination bracket. All matches will be best of 3 except the grand finals which will be best of 5. The prize pool will be $400,000.

The majority of talent will be present on-site in the studio in Stockholm. Invites have been sent and they will be announcing them soon!

Invited Teams so far are:

  • Alliance
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Spirit
  • T1
  • Thunder Predator
  • TBD (Direct Invited)
  • TBD (Direct Invited)
  • TBD (Direct Invited)
  • TBD (Direct Invited)
  • TBD (Direct Invited)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifiers)
  • TBD (Closed Qualifiers)

Coverage of Qualifiers

Day 1 Closed Qualifier:

Day 2 Closed Qualifier:

Day 3 Closed Qualifier:


Who do you think will win the tournament? Please comment down below.

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