ESL One Los Angeles will be the 3rd Dota Pro Circuit Major of the 2019 / 2020 competitive season.
The Dota 2 Major if finally returning to US soil after four years, since the Boston Major in 2016!
ESL One Los Angeles Location, Dates and Sponsors
ESL One Los Angeles is scheduled to take place next year, at the Shrine Auditorium venue, between March 15th – 22nd.
Its main sponsors are Intel Mercedes-Benz, AT&T and GAME FUEL. As usual, Valve will pay for half of the tournament’s prize pool of one million dollars while the sponsors and ESL One will pay for the rest.
ESL One Los Angeles Significance
Being a Dota Pro Circuit Major, ESL One Los Angeles will be one of the six important Dota 2 events of the season, the other five being the remaining four Majors and The International 2020.
As a result, it’s a great chance for ESL One to consolidate their position as one of Dota 2’s most important tournament organizers. It’s also a well-deserved prize for them, as they’ve been organizing Dota 2 events for quite a few years.
ESL One Los Angeles Competitive Format
ESL One Los Angeles will have the standard Major format that all DPC Majors are required to have. The participants will need to go through qualifiers and they will come from the six big regions of the Dota 2 world: Europe, CIS, North America, South America, China and Southeast Asia. Each region will receive between two and three tickets and will send their best teams to compete in the tournament, which will take place in two stages.
For this stage, the 16 teams will be divided into four groups. Each group will be played in a GSL format (double-elimination). The top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs while the bottom two teams advance to the Lower Bracket. Every match is Bo3.
This stage will also be played in a GSL format. Eight teams start in the Lower Bracket while the other eight start in the Upper Bracket. The first round of Lower Bracket matches will be Bo1s. The remaining matches will be Bo3s, apart from the Grand Final (Bo5).
ESL One Los Angeles Prizes
ESL One Los Angeles offers a total of one million dollars in prizes and 15.000 qualification points for The International 2020. These rewards will be distributed among the 16 teams in the following way.
- 1st place: $300.000; 4.850 pts.
- 2nd place: $160.000; 3.000 pts.
- 3rd place: $110.000; 2.100 pts.
- 4th place: $80.000; 1.350 pts.
- 5th – 6th place: $60.000; 900 pts.
- 7th – 8th place: $40.000; 450 pts.
- 9th – 12th place: $25.000; 150 pts.
- 13th – 16th place: $12.500; 100 pts.
ESL One Los Angeles Betting Opportunities
ESL One Los Angeles will provide numerous esports betting opportunities for those whose interests include Dota 2 betting. The tournament itself will feature a total of 42 matches. In addition to that, the qualifiers for the tournament will provide many other matches as well. As the competition approaches, the top esports betting sites will provide full coverage for the event and excellent Dota 2 betting odds.
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