ESL One is going to debut in India with ESL One Mumbai in April 2019. This will be the biggest Dota 2 tournament to be hosted in India. ESL has teamed up with NODWIN Gaming to bring this event to the NSCI Dome in Mumbai. Twelve Dota 2 teams will compete for a prize-pool of $300,000.
Seven teams will be directly invited to the tournament and there will be 4 online qualifiers in Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia regions. There will also be a local qualifier in India which will decide the final team that will compete in the event. This is a great opportunity for Indian teams to compete against the best teams in the world. 8 of the 12 teams will get to play in the main event after the group stages. The group stages will take place from April 16-18th and the main event is scheduled to take place from April 19-21st.
“We can’t wait to bring ESL One to a completely new location – especially since this will mark the first big Dota 2 tournament in India. We see great potential in the Indian esports market and are looking forward to further foster the growth of the local scene together with our partner NODWIN Gaming.” – Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL.
“ESL One commands global reverence in the world of esports and for India to play host to this event is indeed a landmark for the country’s esports history. NODWIN Gaming has firsthand experience of the passion of the Indian Dota 2 community over multiple years and this is our gift to them – to come and meet the best Dota 2 gamers of the world at ESL One Mumbai 2019.” – Akshat Rathee, Managing Director of NODWIN Gaming.
“As the technology leader for esports and gaming and ESL’s Global Technical Partner, Intel is looking forward to delivering a world-class gaming experience to Dota 2 fans in India and around the world, at the inaugural ESL One Mumbai 2019,” – Prakash Mallya, Managing Director – Sales & Marketing Group at Intel India.
ESL One Mumbai 2019 will also feature an array of activities including ESL One’s famous Dota 2 cosplay competition and opportunities to interact with teams and pro players.
Tickets for ESL One Mumbai 2019 will go on sale on Thursday, January 17 at 3pm (IST), and will range from 499 INR for Single Day tickets up to 2,499 INR for Premium tickets. Further details on each available ticket type can be found here. Visit ESL’s official website for more information about the event