16 Jun 2021 2:51 PM +00:00

DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021: Everything You Need To Know

The DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021 will begin today, and fans are now excited to see again some of the top teams in the world competing against each other just before the qualifiers for The International 10 begin next week.

Keep reading and we will give you everything you need to know about the DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021.

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DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021 Format

The tournament will begin with the first eight teams who will be divided into four matches to kick off the upper bracket round 1. The winners of these matches will advance to the upper bracket round 2 where the four remaining teams with the highest DPC points amongst all the teams in ESL One Summer are already in.

The losers of the upper bracket round 1 and 2 will complete the lower bracket, where every match will be a do-or-die.

All matches will be a best of three, while the grand final will be the only best of five matches.

DOTA 2 ESL One Summer 2021 Teams

These are the teams who received a direct invite to compete in the ESL One Summer:

  • Alliance
  • AS Monaco Gambit
  • Team Secret
  • OG
  • T1
  • Team Nigma
  • Quincy Crew
  • Team Liquid
  • Virtus.pro
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Meanwhile, three more teams qualified through the closed qualifiers that were held prior to the tournament, and these are:

  1. Tundra Esports
  2. Vikin.gg
  3. Team Unique (replacing Team Spirit)

DOTA 2 ESL One Summer Prize Pool

The DOTA 2 ESL One Summer will have a total prize pool of $400,000 (£283,286). You may want to take a look below for the official prize pool distribution:

  • 1st Place: $175,000
  • 2nd Place: $85,000
  • 3rd Place: $45,000
  • 4th Place: $25,000
  • 5-6th Place: $15,000
  • 7-8th Place: $10,000
  • 9-12th Place: $5,000
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READ MORE: DOTA 2 The International 10: Prize Pool, Schedule, Participating Teams, And More