ESL One Katowice 2018 – Dota 2

The organizers, ESL will be hosting the first ever Dota 2 tournament in Poland, the ESL One Katowice 2018 which will be held between 20th […]

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ESL One Katowice 2018 – Dota 2

From: 2018-02-20
To: 2018-02-25
$885,000.00

Teams

16
CS:GO

Tournament Betting Odds

Match brackets

12:00, 20 February

Team Liquid
1
VS
0
Effect

12:00, 20 February

OG
0
VS
1
Vici Gaming

13:15, 20 February

Mineski
1
VS
0
Complexity

13:15, 20 February

OpTic
0
VS
1
Virtus.Pro

14:30, 20 February

PSG.LGD
1
VS
0
Evil Geniuses

14:30, 20 February

Team Secret
1
VS
0
Infamous

15:30, 20 February

Team Kinguin
1
VS
0
Newbee

15:30, 20 February

Navi
0
VS
1
Fnatic

10:00, 20 February

Team Liquid
1
VS
2
Vici Gaming

12:00, 20 February

Mineski
0
VS
2
Virtus.Pro

13:00, 20 February

Effect
0
VS
2
OG

15:00, 20 February

Complexity
1
VS
2
OpTic

15:30, 21 February

Mineski
1
VS
2
OG

19:00, 21 February

Team Liquid
2
VS
0
OpTic

15:30, 21 February

Team Secret
0
VS
0
PSG.LGD

19:00, 21 February

Fnatic
0
VS
0
Team Kinguin

12:00, 21 February

Infamous
0
VS
2
Evil Geniuses

12:00, 21 February

Navi
0
VS
2
Newbee

15:30, 22 February

Vici Gaming
0
VS
0
Virtus.Pro

12:00, 22 February

Team Kinguin
0
VS
0
Evil Geniuses

12:00, 22 February

PSG.LGD
0
VS
0
Newbee

15:00, 22 February

Team Secret
1
VS
2
Fnatic

15:00, 23 February

Evil Geniuses
0
VS
0
Newbee

19:00, 23 February

Team Liquid
2
VS
1
Team Secret

12:00, 24 February

Virtus.Pro
2
VS
1
Evil Geniuses

12:00, 25 February

Vici Gaming
2
VS
1
Team Liquid

15:00, 25 February

Fnatic
0
VS
2
Virtus.Pro

18:00, 25 February

Vici Gaming
1
VS
3
Virtus.Pro

16:00, 25 February

Team Liquid
2
VS
1
Fnatic

Teams

Complexity

Complexity Gaming

Team Page
Evil Geniuses

EGEvil Geniuses

Team Page
Fnatic
Team Page
Infamous

INGinf

Team Page
PSG.LGD

LGD GamingLGD.FYPSG.LGD

Team Page
Mineski

Mineski

Team Page
Navi

Natus VincereNa'Vina'vinaviNAVINa`Vi

Team Page
Newbee

NB

Team Page
OpTic

optic gamingOptic

Team Page
Team Kinguin

Kinguin

Team Page
Team Liquid

LiquidTL

Team Page
Team Secret
Team Page
Vici Gaming

ViciVGViCi Gaming

Team Page
Virtus.Pro

VirtusProVPVirtus Pro

Team Page
Effect
Team Page

Groups

Prize Pool

Grand total: $885,000.00

ESL One Katowice 2018 – Dota 2

The organizers, ESL will be hosting the first ever Dota 2 tournament in Poland, the ESL One Katowice 2018 which will be held between 20th till 25 February 2018. The esports event will be held at the Spodek Arena, featuring the best 16 teams that come from all over the world to battle for their share from a prize pool of $1 million.

Apart from a prize, there are also 1,500 qualifying points that will be distributed among the top Dota 2 teams. These points will help boost competition among squads so as to help pave the way to securing their spot in the upcoming esports tournament, The International 2018. Better yet, you will get to see the best entertaining gameplay which will definitely be an indicator of which units to place your dota 2 betting option.

Sixteen squads will be competing in the ESL event, eight will be invited while the other eight from regional qualifiers. The top ranking dota 2 teams that received a direct invitation for the ESL One Katowice 2018 include Virtus.Pro, Team Liquid, Newbee, Vici Gaming, Evil Geniuses and Natus Vincere. These units definitely need no introduction as they have participated in the previous esports tournament, ESL One Genting 2018, classified as the best dota 2 teams at the moment.

ESL One Katowice Teams

Meanwhile, the regional qualifiers include one team from each region, LGD Gaming for China, Fnatic for Southeast Asia, Effect representing CIS and South American unit, Infamous. While two squads from Europe will be OG and Kinguin, two more North American squads, Optic Gaming and Complexity. The tournament format of ESL One Katowice 2018 has yet to be announced.

Top 10 Dota 2 teams to watch out for at ESL One Katowice 2018

secret dota

Team Secret has started 2018 with a great win at the Captains Draft 4.0, winning over Vici Gaming to take the major title and claim a prize of $108K. The dota squad, Secret was also at ESL One Genting 2018, where they reached the semifinals, only to lose against Newbee, finishing in third place. Another accomplishment was beating Team Liquid at the DreamLeague Season 8 back in December 2017 with an unbeatable record 3-0, taking home half a million dollars. They are a pro team who know a few secret tricks up their sleeve. What surprises are in store at the ESL One Katowice 2018?

mineski dota

Mineski is a Phillippine gaming team that has recently won the tournament, PGL Open Bucharest, beating LGD in the finals. They may be a top unit among Asian countries and have made quite a presence in the esports scene lately, where they took part in Perfect World Masters and Captains Draft 4.0 to rank in top four. At times, Mineski struggle against European and American squads but with gaming experience they possess, will the dota team come up with better game strategies in time for the ESL Dota 2 event?

Kinguin dota team

Team Kinguin have acquired the European qualifier spot in the main event, ESL One Katowice, after the squad defeated Team Doggie and Penta Sports. Kinguin seems to do well in the qualifying matches and manage to reach the Semi-finals of the main competitions. Having been created last September 2017, the dota squad have also taken part in the Perfect World Masters and Dota Summit 8. Will Kinguin go through the ESL Group Stages in Katowice?

og dota

OG is another European qualified team that will participate in the ESL One Katowice. The last major dota 2 tournament that Team OG has won was the MDL Macau. Generally, over the past two months, the unit managed to advance to the Semifinals ranking in third or fourth place in the main event. Will they step up their game up to the Finals of the ESL One Event?

Now that you have a brief overview of some of the top dota 2 teams and their capabilities, stay tuned following your favourite squads, giving you an idea on which unit to place your best dota 2 betting options.