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ESL One Thailand 2020 Dota 2 Tournament Announced

Vignesh Raghuram
15th Jul, 2020

Just weeks after the conclusion of ESL One Birmingham 2020, yet another ESL One tournament has been announced. This time the tournament will exclusively take place for the Asian and Americas region. The ESL One Thailand 2020 Dota 2 tournament features a $200,000 prize pool and is being organized by ESL in association with Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism & Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand.

Both SEA and Chinese teams will compete in the Asian tournament while South American and North American teams will compete in the Americas tournament.

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ESL One Thailand 2020 - Online Asia Dota 2 Tournament Details

Prize Pool Distribution

The tournament features a $200,000 prize pool in total.

Prize Pool for ESL One Thailand 2020 - Asia: $135,000 USD

  • 1st place - $50,000
  • 2nd place - $25,000
  • 3rd place - $15,000
  • 4th place - $10,000
  • 5th - 6th place - $7,500
  • 7th - 8th place - $5,000
  • 9th - 10th place - $3,000
  • 11th - 12th place - $2,000

Prize Pool for ESL One Thailand 2020 - Americas: $65,000 USD

  • 1st place - $28,000
  • 2nd place - $14,000
  • 3rd place - $7,000
  • 4th place - $5,000
  • 5th place - $3,500
  • 6th place - $3,000
  • 7th place - $2,500
  • 8th place - $2,000

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Format and Schedule

The tournament will be held entirely online from August 8 to September 6th.

There will be 3 phases for this tournament

  • Regional Qualifiers
  • Group Stages
  • Playoffs

ESL One Thailand 2020 - Asia

Regional Qualifiers: 17th-19th August 2020

  • Four teams will compete for two slots in ESL One Thailand 2020.
  • Of these four, two teams will be directly invited to the regional qualifiers while one team each can qualify through the Chinese and SEA Open Qualifiers. You can register for the qualifiers through the links below.

Group Stages: 20th - 31st August 2020

  • A total of 12 teams will compete in the Group Stages of the Asia tournament. 
    • Eight teams will be directly invited to it.
    • Two top teams from ESL Thailand Championship
    • Two teams from the Asian Regional Qualifiers.
  • Two Groups of Six teams will compete in a BO3 Round Robin format.
  • The top 4 teams from each group will move on to the playoffs

Playoffs: 1st to 6th September 2020

  • The playoffs will be a full BO3 double elimination bracket
  • The Grand Finals will be a BO5 match.

ESL One Thailand 2020 - Americas will also follow a similar format but with 8 teams and a different schedule.

  • Regional Qualifiers: 31st July - 2nd August 2020
  • Group Stages: 8th- 24th August 2020
  • Playoffs: 25th - 30th August 2020

You can find more information about this on ESL One Thailand 2020’s official website.


(Also Read: Four in a row! Fnatic Win ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online: SEA to Add to Their Tally.)


ESL One Thailand 2020 Online will be the first tournament to be officially endorsed by the Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism & Sports and the Sports Authority of Thailand.


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.