The biggest Dota 2 tournament in the East coast has announced its qualifiers. Trying to stay true to the word that they are bringing the best Dota 2 teams in the world, ESL has partnered with joinDota to bring the best possible qualification process for ESL One.
The main event, which will be held at Madison Square Garden, will feature 8 of the top Dota 2 teams. 4 of the teams will from the North American bracket, 3 from the European bracket and 1 from the Chinese bracket. In order for every possible team to have a chance to get to New York, ESL One will have two qualifying stages.
Stage one is the open bracket stage, in which every Dota 2 team can sign up and compete against the best in the world. There is no limit on the teams that can qualify, so who knows how large the bracket is going to be. The four best teams will be able to move on to stage 2
Stage two is the invitational stage. ESL One has invited the top Dota 2 teams in each of the regions to join the qualifiers from stage one. As stated above, the top 4 teams from the North American bracket and the top 3 teams from the European bracket will have a slot in New York
The invited teams are:
- Natus Vincere
- Cloud 9
- Virtuos Pro
- Team Tinker
and another team to be announced
North American Bracket
- Evil Geniuses
- Natus Vincere NA
- Sneaky Nyx Assassins