The road to Birmingham starts in less than a month!
Do you think, you and your team have what it takes to compete at a Dota 2 Major? Then show off your skills in the ESL One Birmingham 2018 powered by Intel open qualifiers from April 14-15! The Open Qualifiers are the first stage towards the second-to-last Major of the DPC season. The top teams of each regional Open Qualifier will be rewarded with the chance to compete in the Closed Qualifiers against well known, seeded teams as the final stage of qualification.
The open qualifiers are set to take place between April 14th -15th. There will be open qualifiers for each major region: Europe, CIS, China, SEA, North America, South America. The top two Open Qualifier teams of each region will move on to their respective regional Closed Qualifiers.
You can find the detailed starting times for each region’s open qualifiers on the ESL One Birmingham qualifier hub. The Chinese open qualifier sign-ups aren’t fully finalized yet, but we will be providing the link for those in the near future.
Following the Open Qualifiers, the Closed Qualifiers will take place just a few days later, from April 19-22. Each regional Closed Qualifier will consist of eight teams: two Open Qualifiers teams and six directly invited teams. We are aware that the ESL One Birmingham qualifiers clash with other Major Qualifiers, but due to the congested DPC schedule, it was not possible to avoid certain overlap.
Closed Qualifier Starting Times:
- China: Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 06:00 CEST
- SEA: Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 11:00 CEST
- CIS:Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 16:00 CEST
- EU: Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 17:00 CEST
- SA: Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 22:00 CEST
- NA: Friday, 20 Apr 2018 02:00 CEST
Be sure to sign up for your regional open qualifiers before the deadline!
We wish all participating teams the best of luck and maybe we’ll get to see on the big stage in Birmingham. For more information regarding the ESL One Birmingham Major, visit the official website and follow ESL Dota 2 on both Twitter and Facebook.