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Original article by : AFK Gaming

  • ESL is back with another Dota 2 event, ESLOne Summer 2021 starting on 16 June 2021 and lasting until 20 June 2021.
  • There will be a total of twelve teams participating of which ten teams are from the EU region and one team each, from NA and SEA.
  • As is it not a Valve DPC event, ESL One Summer 2021 will not have a DPC point prize pool.

ESL is back with another Dota 2 event, the ESLOne Summer 2021. However, unlike AniMajor, ESL One Summer 2021 will not take place on a LAN, but will instead take place online like many previous tournaments and regional DPC leagues. There will be a four-day ESL One Summer starting on 16 June 2021 and lasting until 20 June 2021. Teams will not be awarded DPC points for participating in the tournament since it’s not a Valve event. Below are the details you need to know about ESL One Summer 2021

Qualified teams for ESL One Summer 2021

There will be a total of twelve teams participating of which ten teams are from the EU region and one team each, from NA and SEA. Eleven teams were, originally, directly invited to ESL One Summer and one team qualified through a closed qualifier. However, due to certain teams withdrawing due to the TI10 Qualifiers, the number of closed qualifier invitees has increased.

Europe

  • Direct Invite – Alliance
  • Direct Invite – Team Secret
  • Direct Invite – Team Nigma
  • Direct Invite – OG
  • Direct Invite  – Team Liquid
  • Direct Invite  – Virtus.pro
  • Direct Invite – AS Monaco Gambit
  • Closed Qualifier – Tundra Esports
  • Closed Qualifier – Vikin.gg
  • Closed Qualifier – Team Unique

North America

  • Direct Invite – Quincy Crew

Southeast Asia

  • Direct Invite – T1
ESL One Summer 2021: Prize pool

ESLOne Summer 2021 has a total prize pool of RM1,646,800 ($400,000 USD) which will be spread among the teams as follows:

  • 1st Place: RM720,500 ($175,000)
  • 2nd Place: RM349,900 ($85,000)
  • 3rd Place: RM185,300 ($45,000)
  • 4th Place: RM102,900 ($25,000)
  • 5-6th Place: RM61,800 ($15,000)
  • 7-8th Place: RM41,200 ($10,000)
  • 9-12th Place: RM20,600 ($5,000)

As mentioned, ESL One Summer 2021 is not a Valve DPC event and hence will not have any DPC point prize pool.

ESL One Summer 2021: Format and Schedule

ESL One Summer 2021 will not have a Group Stage. The teams will immediately start in the playoffs where they will be seeded by DPC points and Qualifier rankings with the top four seeds starting in the Upper Bracket quarter-finals.

The playoffs will feature a Bo3 Double Elimination bracket with the Grand Finals in a Bo5. 

ESL One Summer 2021: Where to watch

You can watch the ESLOne Summer 2021 on ESL’s Dota 2 Twitch and YouTube channels.

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