ESL India Premiership 2018 - Winter Season - Survival Guide

Vignesh Raghuram

31st, Oct, 2018

The Winter Season of the ESL India Premiership 2018 is all set to kick off later today. But who are the teams competing? What’s the format? What’s at stake? Where is all this being broadcasted? To answer those questions and to get you up to speed on things, here’s a short survival guide.


The Format


As always, there’ll be 3 tiers in the Winter Season: The Master League, The Challenger League and The Starter Cup.

Master League: One long round-robin featuring 12 teams, where the Top 4 teams will qualify for the Winter LAN Finale while the bottom 4 will be relegated to the Challenger League.

Challenger League: 3 Phases will take place, with the Bottom 2 teams getting relegated to the starter division. The top 4 teams in the 3rd Phase of the Challenger League will be promoted to the Master League in the 2019 season.

Starter Cup: 3 Phases will take place, where the Top 2 teams get promoted to the Challenger League.

(See Also: ESL India Premiership 2018 - Is there any incentive to register for the Winter Season?)



The Teams


The Dota 2 teams competing in the Master League of the ESL India Premiership 2018 are:

  • Signify

  • Veteran

  • ROG TiTans

  • LXG Esports

  • WipeouT

  • Reckoning Esports

  • Reckoning Infinity

  • Pebyl Gaming

  • NCGC

  • My Revenge

  • Unknowns Cartel

  • The Council


The CS:GO teams competing in the Master League of the ESL India Premiership 2018 are:

  • Entity Gaming

  • 2ez Gaming

  • Invictus

  • Brutality

  • JHS

  • God Particles

  • VAC Banned

  • Iyati

  • GoFigure

  • Kal Aana 5

  • ATE Gaming

  • Team Malhars


Broadcast and Schedule Info

Games from Dota 2 and CS:GO will be broadcasted on Hotstar everyday at 6:15 PM.

You can find the Schedule for

Dota 2: HERE



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