If you are looking for teams that have been performing astronomically on the big stage, then this event should be a part of your list. Below are the events hosted by ESL ONE this year.

ESL ONE Genting 2017

The event took place at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Malaysia, last January 6-8, 2017. The prize pool for the event reached $250,000 and the champions of the Dota 2 event was Digital Chaos which brought home $125,000! Below are the teams that qualified for the event.

  • Fnatic
  • Digital Chaos
  • Wings Gaming
  • Team NP
  • Pro
  • Execration
  • Newbee
  • WarriorsGaming Unity

ESL ONE Cologne 2017

The most recent event that just finished this month was held in Cologne, Germany. The Grand Finals was held at Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany last July 7-9, 2017. The event area was packed with CS:GO fans and players. The winning team SK Gaming went home with the championship trophy. Here are the teams that qualified for the event.

  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Team Liquid
  • Natus Vincere
  • OpTic Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • Cloud9
  • SK Gaming
  • FaZe Clan
  • North
  • Mousesports
  • Fnatic
  • Space Soldiers
  • Immortals
  • Heroic
  • TyLoo
  • Pro

ESL ONE New York 2017

The next big event for ESL ONE would be held in New York for our CS:GO fans out there. The event will take place at the legendary Barclays Center, New York City, USA on September 16-18 2017. Eight teams from around the world will compete in this awesome Arena! Below are the teams with direct invites.

  • Natus Vincere
  • Pro
  • FaZe Clan
  • SK Gaming
  • Astralis

Three additional teams will complete the magic eight which will come from the NA and EU qualifier as well as one lucky team which will be announced in a few weeks. Get updates on the latest through this link.

ESL ONE Hamburg 2017

Of course, the year wouldn’t be complete without the biggest Dota 2 Festival in Europe! Details of the event are yet to be posted on ESL ONE website. You can get direct information through this link for updates. The Dota 2 year-end event will be held at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg Germany where the best of the best will come and compete, meet fans and show the world how big eSports is today.

ESL One Katowice 2019

  • When & Where: 19 – 24 February 2018, Katowice (Poland)
  • Tournament format: 12 Teams – 2 Round-Robin Groups, Playoffs – Double-Elimination
  • Prize money: $300,000


  • 1st place – Team Secret – $125,000
  • 2nd place – Gambit Esports – $65,000
  • 3rd place – OG – $35,000
  • 4th place – Fnatic – $20,000

Last year the tournament was held as Dota Major with one million US dollars prize money, in 2019 the ESL One Katowice will take place as a normal event, which is not represented in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit. 12 teams compete in the Spodek Arena in Katowice to win the title. “Only” $300,000 is the 2019 prize pool, the format has been changed compared to last year. Instead of a Double Elimination Group Phase, a Round Robin will be played this year. The playoffs will then be changed from single to double elimination. At the same time one of the biggest CS:GO tournaments of the year, the IEM Major Katowice, will take place in the same city, whereby only the playoffs will be played in the Spodek Arena. We report for you about the ESL One Katowice 2019 – we have all odds for all matches.

Betting ESL One Katowice

You want to place a bet on the ESL One in Katowice and are still looking for the right bookmaker? We have serious betting providers for you. All bookies have a very good betting program for Dota, of course you can also place your bets on other eSport titles. We present you the odds for all matches of the tournament as well as the odds on the winner.

Winners Odds ESL One Katowice 2019

Team Secret goes as a very big favorit into the ESL One Katowice, the victory rate is at 1.55. Behind them follow Fnatic (7.75), Ninjas in Pyjamas (10.25) and OG (13.75). An outsider win could be good odds, but who will take the title?

Format + Teams

12 teams will compete at the ESL One Katowice 2019. The start will be with a group stage, where there will be two preliminary round pools of 6 teams each. There a Round-Robin will be played (Bo2), afterwards the last two teams per group will leave the tournament. The best 8 teams will be promoted to the Double-Elimination Playoffs (Bo3). The grand final on 24 February 2019 will then be decided in best-of-five mode.

8 teams were invited to the tournament by direct invitation, Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia each have a qualification place. With EHOME there is already a tournament winner from this year at the start, the team could win the Bucharest Minor (and thus qualify for the Dota 2 Chongqing Major). All participants for the Dota 2 tournament have already been determined:

  • Team Secret
  • Ninjas in pyjamas
  • Chaos Esports Club
  • Fnatic
  • alliance
  • Team Aster
  • forward gaming
  • Gambit Esports
  • compLexity Gaming
  • For The Dream
  • mineski

The participants have changed a bit shortly before the start of the tournament. PaiN Gaming now runs under the name Chaos Esports Club, EHOME is playing at the MDL Macau and can not play in Katowice. Mineski replaces TNC Predator, who cannot participate in the tournament due to time and visa reasons.

Prize money

The big prize money from last year’s Major unfortunately doesn’t exist in 2019. There is $300,000 for all participating teams, for the winner there is a check in the amount of $125,000. None of the 12 participants will go away empty-handed, even on the back seats there will be a consolation prize in the amount of $3,000. Since the ESL One Katowice is not part of the Dota Pro Circuit 2019, there are no DPC points for the teams. This is how the prize pool is distributed in detail:

  • 1st place – 125.000$
  • 2nd place – $65,000
  • 3rd place – $35,000
  • 4th place – $20,000
  • 5th & 6th place – $12,000
  • 7th & 8th place – $7,500
  • 9th & 10th place – $5,000
  • 11th & 12th place – $3,000

Review 2018

  • When & Where: 20-25 February 2018, Katowice (Poland)
  • Tournament format: 16 Teams – 2 Double-Elimination Groups, Playoffs – Single-Elimination


  • 1st place – – $400,000
  • 2nd place – Vici Gaming – $200,000
  • 3rd place – Team Liquid – $120,000
  • 4th place – Fnatic – $80,000

The ESL One in Katowice becomes the first Dota 2 Major in Poland. 16 teams will play in the Spodek Arena, in which about 11,500 spectators will find space to win the title as well as for prize money in the amount of 1 million U.S. dollars. In addition to the high prize pool, 1,500 qualifying points will be awarded for The International at the Major Event. We will inform you about the complete event and present you the best eSport odds and bookmakers.

Due to the major status the Dota 2 tournament in Poland will be a huge event to which the eSport bookmakers are looking forward to. Due to the high number of teams there will be many games and therefore a lot of odds. The best teams in the world will be there, which will result in exciting Dota bets. With us you won’t miss a match – we have bets on all matches from the group stage to the playoffs. Here we show you the winning odds as well as the current matches:


At the ESL One Katowice 2018 16 Dota 2 teams are at the start. They will fight from 20 to 23 February in 2 preliminary round groups (double elimination) for the promotion to the playoffs. The winners of the respective groups will advance directly to the semifinals. The second and third placed teams make it to the quarter finals. The playoffs will be played from 23 to 25 February in single elimination format.


9 of the 16 teams get a direct invitation for the ESL One in Katowice. The remaining organizations have secured their tickets for the Major through regional qualification events (2 teams from Europe and one team each from the CIS region, North America, South America, China and Southeast Asia). These teams will play for the title in Poland:

  • Secret Team
  • Team Liquid
  • newbee
  • Evil Genisues
  • mineski
  • Vici Gaming
  • Natus Vincere
  • Team Kinguin
  • effect
  • compLexity Gaming
  • infamous
  • LGD gaming
  • Fnatic
  • opTic Gaming

Prize money

The eSport prize money at ESL One in Katowice is $1,000,000. For a Dota 2 Major the event is highly remunerated, therefore also the best teams will go to the start. In addition, 1,500 qualifying points will be awarded for the TI ranking. Here is the exact distribution of the prize money and the points:

  • 1st place – $400,000 + 750 DPC Points
  • 2nd place – $200,000 + 450 DPC Points
  • 3rd place – $120,000 + 225 DPC Points
  • 4th place – $80,000 + 75 DPC Points
  • 5th & 6th place – $50,000
  • 7th & 8th place – $20,000
  • 9th-12th place – $10,000
  • 13th-16th place – $5,000