ESL One Genting 2018 format and schedule released

ESL has released the format and schedule for ESL One Genting 2018. In about two weeks, 16 of the world’s strongest Dota 2 teams will clash at ESL One Genting powered by Intel.

ESL One Genting 2018 will be held January 23-28 at the Arena of Stars in Genting’s Highlands Resort with a $400,000 prize pool, and 400 qualifying points counting towards the The International 2018 direct invites up for grabs.


Group stage

  • Tuesday to Thursday, January 23-25
  • 16 teams
  • Double Elimination
  • Two groups of eight teams
  • Opening matches Bo1 – all other matches Bo3


  • Friday to Sunday, January 26-28
  • Six team – top three from each group
  • Group winners are seeded directly into the semifinals
  • 2nd/3rd placed teams seeded into quarterfinals
  • Quarter- and semifinals Bo3 – grand final Bo5


Direct Invites:

  • Newbee
  • Mineski
  • Team Liquid
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Team Secret
  • Vici Gaming
  • Fnatic

Qualified Teams:

  • Planet Dog
  • PENTA Sports
  • Natus Vincere
  • TNC Pro Team
  • LGD Forever Young
  • VGJ. Thunder
  • compLexity Gaming
  • SG e-sports

Source: ESL One official site.