After receiving backlash from the overwhelming majority of the Dota 2 group, ESL have regarded to appease everybody on the upcoming Katowice 2018 occasion.
It was barely per week in the past that ESL launched their schedule for the upcoming Katowice Main – and together with it, got here the response from each Dota 2 followers and personalities alike. The foremost of those complaints was about ticketing costs and basic price of a 2-day occasion when the viewers is barely attending to see a most of 4 Dota 2 collection from your entire event. Alongside this was the ESLs issues from a couple of weeks prior, linked to their cope with Fb as their new streaming platform – and their banning and elimination of any stream exterior of their very own. The complete story on ESL’s group backlash may be discovered right here.
However, while it might be a small effort, ESL have shown (via Reddit) that they’re trying to take heed to the group – and have added a Threerd and fourth place play-off collection to the Katowice Main major stage. The perfect-of-three collection will happen on Sunday February 25th previous to the grand finals – 11am CET. The groups collaborating within the play-off can even be preventing for a much bigger Share of the prizepool and considerably extra Dota 2 Professional Circuit Factors than the staff which they vanquish. For probably the most half, the group appear to be appreciative of ESL’s makes an attempt to offer us extra and their efforts aren’t going unnoticed.
ESL One Katowice Main
The ESL One Katowice Main will happen on February 20th-25th on the Spodek Enviornment in Katowice, Poland with a complete of 16 groups getting into the battle for the $1,000,000 prize pool and 1500ESL One Katowice 2018 format:
Qualifiers and invitations
-Sixteen groups: Eight invitations and eight groups from regional qualifiers:
-One from every area China, Southeast Asia, South America, and CIS
-Two from Europe and two spots from North America (one by way of the NA Final Probability Qualifier)
-Teams had been drawn on February 7th
-Group Stage can be held from February 20th to the 23rd:
-Two eight staff, double-elimination teams
-High groups from every group advance on to the semifinals of the playoffs
-2nd and third positioned groups advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs
-Playoffs can be performed between February 23rd and 25th
-Single Elimination brackets
-All collection are best-of-three
-Threerd and fourth place playoff can be held previous to the Grand Closing on the 25th
-Grand Finals are best-of-five TI8 qualifying factors.
ESL One Katowice Main groups:
pictures courtesy of ESL Dota 2 Twitter