Dota 2 ESL One Fall 2023: Tournament, Teams, Prizes

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Dota 2 is probably one of the most popular PC games out there. Dota 2 holds every player’s attention, and it is fun to play. Thanks to the increasing popularity of esports competitions, we now have a chance to enjoy battles of the best Dota 2 players!

Not a long while ago, Dota 2 players and fans had a chance to enjoy Dota 2 ESL Summer 2023, and now a new tournament is coming! Fans are awaiting real battles of Dota 2 strategies among the best groups of players around the world. Check out the details of the Dota 2 tournament that will take place from 21st to 29th of August.

What Do We Know About Dota 2 ESL One Fall 2023 Tournament?

The official Twitter account ESL Dota 2 has announced a tournament back on July 21st. The message announced a Dota 2 tournament that is going to take place from 21st to 29th of August. Only the best 12 groups of gamers will take part in the Dota 2 tournament.

To participate in the competition, gamers had to sign up and then qualify for the Dota 2 tournament. The best of the best are going to compete among each other for an amazing prize pool. Check out more details about the Dota 2 tournament below.

Dota 2 ESL One Fall 2023

Dota 2 Tournament Details

Open qualifiers for the Dota 2 competition took place on August 7-8. The next stage of the competition features 8 teams participating in closed qualifiers. This stage takes place 9-11 of August. Only 8 teams participate in this stage in a double-elimination game format. Meaning, 2 top teams from each bracket go further in the competition and get a chance to fight for an amazing prize pool.

Some teams get the chance to participate in the tournament thanks to a direct invite. The official Twitter account keeps announcing the team names of those lucky players who will be participating in the tournament. Other teams get through, thanks to closed qualifier games.

When all the 12 teams will be announced, fans can enjoy the live streams of fascinating games starting from 21st to 29th of August. The prize pool will be distributed among all 12 teams, the biggest prize will be enjoyed only by the winning team.

Prize Pool

It is known that the prize pool is $400,000, and it will be shared between all 12 groups of players. Considering the previous Dota 2 ESL Summer 2023 competition, you can assume that the Dota 2 groups of gamers will get the following rewards:

  • 1st place – $175,000
  • 2nd place – $85,000
  • 3rd place – $45,000
  • 4th place – $25,000

The ones that take 5th and 6th get 15k each, 7-8 get 10k, and the last 4 groups of gamers share 5k. In the previous competition, T1 took first place, and the players were able to share $175,000 and enjoy their victory.


So far, the ESL Dota 2 account on Twitter has announced 5 invited groups of gamers. These are:

  1. Alliance
  2. Team Liquid
  3. Team Spirit
  4. T1
  5. Thunder Predator

T1 is the winner of the previous Summer ESL Dota2 competition. Another well-known name is Alliance, gamers took third place in the previous competition. Team Liquid also managed to participate in the previous tournament and took 12th place.

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Qualifiers And Elimination

On August 11th, fans will find out the names of 2 more groups of gamers that are going to take part in the closed qualifier round. So far 8 names were announced for the so-called Bootcamp, and these are:

  1. Spider Pigz
  3. Team Empire
  4. Team Unique
  5. It’S Coming Rome
  6. V-Gaming
  7. Nemiga Gaming

These 8 groups of players participate in a double-elimination closed qualifiers round. They are divided into 2 brackets consisting of 4. The top 2 from each bracket go further. Other names are TBA (to be announced).

In the previous Dota 2 competition, Team Unique has managed to take 9th place. It’s also known that this group has replaced Team Spirit due to the latter withdrawing to participate in TI10 qualifiers.


It seems that one organization is allowed to present only one team. It should consist of at least five players but not more than 8. Each group is allowed to present 2 substitute players and 1 manager, so 5 participants can play in each game.

It’s also known that groups with the majority players based in EU or CIS regions are allowed to play. As long as they have at least 3 players from these regions in each match, they are allowed to participate.

Other Details

Every fan of Dota 2 tournaments can watch exciting matches and learn the details from the official Twitter account. So far, several streamers cover the tournaments so everyone can enjoy the action and support their favorite gamers.

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