ESL One Birmingham 2018 is just a few days away and fans from all over the world are getting ready for the UK's first Dota 2 Major this weekend. To make your stay at the event perfect, we highly recommend the official ESL One Birmingham 2018 Event Guide.
Arena Birmingham, King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AA
Friday, May 25th - Sunday, May 27th
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The arena closes after the end of the last match on each day.
friday, may 25th
saturday, May 26th
sunday, may 26th
getting to the arena
Being right the city centre so just a short walk from Birmingham New Street, Moor Street, Snow Hill and Five Ways train stations. Alternatively, each station is only few minutes away by Taxi.
Buses run past the Arena all day long, in fact two often come along at once. Visit networkwestmidlands for details. If you’ve travelled by coach to Digbeth coach station, the Arena is a 30min walk or a short taxi ride.
As the arena is in the heart of the city centre means lots of traffic can come along. We suggest to leave plenty of time for your journey as the traffic can get really crowded. Live traffic updates can be found here.
The closest distance to the arena by car: Birmingham Airport (BHX) 24km. The airport is located right next to Birmingham International Station, which operates a frequent service to New Street Station.
arriving at the venue
Arena Birmingham has over 1,500 on-site car park spaces across four car parks. The closest other option being in Brindleyplace, which you can access via Sheepcote St. or Cambridge St., just a quick walk away.
The arena doesn’t allow big bags inside the venue that exceed A3 format (42cm x 30cm x 15cm) and all bags need to be searched at the entrance, which could cause delays getting people into the Arena.
Ditch the dosh and pay by contactless or with chip and pin card! As backup, a roaming ‘cash only’ till will be at each catering point if needed.
Signing Sessions always depend on tournament and match results. Check back here once the first participants are locked in!
Every attendee can take part. Signing sessions lasts for ~45 minutes and are limited to ~200 people per signing session. First come first serve.
Only Premium guests can take part. Every session lasts for ~45 minutes and is limited to ~200 people per signing session. First come first serve.
ALL TIMES ARE LOCAL
FRIDAY, may 25th
12:00 - evil geniuses
13:00 - vici gaming
14:00 - (premium) newbee
15:00 - team spirit
SATURDAY, may 26th
14:30 - loser qf #1
15:30 - loser QF #2
~17:30 - (premium) winner sf #1
~21:00 - Winner SF #2
SUNDAY, may 27th
12:00 - (premium) Team Liquid
13:00 - LGD.Forever young
16:00 - 3rd place winner
17:00 - 3rd place loser
Awesome team merchandise and brand-new ESL apparel will be available for purchase ESL One Birmingham 2018 this weekend. What will you get?
The cosplay contest will conclude during the main broadcast on Saturday, 26th with the the top 10 being presented live on stage.