ESL One Birmingham is the second Dota 2 major tournament held in the UK. The event tickets sold fast last year and so the upcoming ESL One matches will be held once again at the Arena Birmingham. An International tournament that will take place between 30th May until 2nd June. Many Dota fans will witness the best twelve esports teams from around the world who will face off each other for their winning share from a total prize pool of $300K. Overall, the second dota 2 major in the UK will definitely be an amazing tournament, even bigger than the previous event.\
The UK esports fans are some of the best crowds in the gaming world celebrating all that is dota 2 at the ESL One Birmingham. The esports festival will feature gaming matches, signing sessions with top teams as well as cosplay among other fun activities — a whole weekend of fun intense games and competition at its best.
What Happened at the ESL One Birmingham 2018?
The first edition of the dota 2 major, ESL One Birmingham 2018, featured Virtus. Pro and Optic face off in the Grand Finals. The decider match revealed how VP outplayed Optic in all three games with an unbeatable score of 3-0, taking home the highest prize of $500K. Better yet, they earned 750 points and won second place in the following event, the China Dota 2 Supermajor. These results led Virtus.Pro ranking in first in the Dota Pro Circuit on the road to The International 2018.
After an unforgettable dota 2 major in 2018 in the UK last year, many dota fans around the world cannot wait to watch their favourites teams compete in the Dota 2 Major this year. You can follow the ESL One Birmingham on this page, which will give you a glimpse into how esports teams fare in tournaments.
Top Dota 2 Teams at ESL One Birmingham 2019
Unlike last year, the tournament is not part of the Dota Pro Circuit schedule that contributes to The International. However, top teams will still take this competition seriously on their way to the International 2019. For more of the latest dota news, you can read more information about the ESL One Birmingham 2019 Predictions.
Below are a few of the favourite dota teams:
The European dota players that makeup Team Liquid have quite a few great strides over the past few years. There were no roster changes since 2017, so their performance in tournaments will not reflect poor rankings in future competitions. Some of the recent achievements accomplished by Liquid include the Premier MDL Disneyland Paris Major, MDL Macau, Megafon Winter Clash, China Dota 2 Supermajor among many other events. Liquid has dominated over teams like Alliance, OG, Evil Geniuses, Vega Squadron and Navi. Will Liquid go through to the SemiFinals at the ESL One Birmingham 2019?
Ninja in Pyjamas
The European Dota Ninjas have been together since September 2018 competing together in several majors and premier tournaments. NiP have recently participated at the qualifiers of the EPICENTER Major 2019, OGA Dota PIT Minor 2019 defeating Ehome, DreamLeague Season 11, ESL One Katowice 2019 among many others. Do you think that the Ninjas have what it takes to go through the quarterfinals?
The Russian team have stepped in to participate instead of Virtus.Pro. Their gaming potential has shone through raking second in majors like the StarLadder Imba TV Dota 2 Minor Season 1, ESL One Katowice 2019, add to these is The Bucharest Major. Aside from Minor and Qualifiers, Gambit has gained the competitive experience competing against the likes of top teams like Ehome, Navi, Vici, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Secret and OG. Will gambit surprise and show the world their capabilities in battle?
The top dota squad in the world are Team Secret, who has had a fantastic season so far. So what led Secret to rise above the rest? The unit has ranked a god fourth place at the DreamLeague Season 11. Earlier this year, Secret won against Gambit at the ESL One Katowice taking home $125K. Other significant achievements are The Chongqing Major beating VP and at The Kuala Lumpur beating VPonce again. Team Secret may a strong team that could reach the Semifinals but will they be finalists of the upcoming ESL One Event?