The first invite to ESL One Birmingham 2019 has been granted to the champions of the previous major tournament – Vici Gaming. This May they will travel to the United Kingdom to compete for the prize pool of $300,000.
Vici Gaming are one of the leaders of the current season – currently they are sitting at the third place of the Dota Pro Circuit rankings with 5850 points, meaning that they have already secured their spot at The International 2019. Most of these points were earned last week, when they emerged victorious at DreamLeague Season 11 after defeating Virtus.pro in the major’s finals. Earlier in the season they also placed 1st at StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor and 7-8th at both The Chongqing Major and The Kuala Lumpur Major.
ESL One Birmingham 2019 will be held on May 28th – June 2nd, the playoffs will be played at Arena Birmingham. The tournament’s line-up will include 12 teams, eight of which will receive direct invites while the rest of them will make it through the regional qualifiers in Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia. The winner of the event will receive $125,000 in prize money. The tournament is not part of Dota Pro Circuit.