All ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition Teams Have Been Finalized
The 12 teams competing in the ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition, which is scheduled to run from 21st-29th Aug 2021, have been finalized. The tournament will be featuring teams from five major regions - Europe (EU), Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), South America (SA), China, and Southeast Asia (SEA). Two of these 12 teams made it through the open and closed qualifiers, while 10 have been directly invited. Several of the invited teams are contenders for the upcoming The International 10 (TI10). As the name suggests, most of the teams playing in the ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition are expected to compete from bootcamps in the EU or CIS.
ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition: All that we know so far
10 teams that received a direct invite are as follows:
The two teams that made it through the qualifiers are:
Unlike Team Empire who entered the closed qualifier as a direct invite and then proceeded to qualify for the main competition, Creepwave initially won the open qualifier followed by the close qualifier to qualify.
Twelve teams will compete in a round-robin group stage followed by a double-elimination playoffs. The total prize pool for the event is $400,000 USD. The prize pool distribution is as follows:
2nd - $85,000
3rd - $45,000
4th - $25,000
5th - 6th - $15,000
7th-8th - $10,000
9th-10th - $5,000
11th-12th - $5,000
The group stage, which runs from 21st August - 24th August, will commence at 7:00 PM SGT with four series lasting until the early hours of the morning. The match schedule for ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition is yet to be announced.
It is expected that five teams, namely T1, PSG.LGD, SG esports, Thunder Predator, and beastcoast, will bootcamp out of the EU and CIS regions for the ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition event. This event might be the last opportunity for these teams to face off against each other before TI10. The 10th edition of the annual International will be held from 7th-17th Oct 2021, in Bucharest, Romania.
Additionally, as announced by Valve in a recent blog post, a new patch, patch 7.30, will be released following the conclusion of the 2021 Nemestice Battle Pass on 17th Aug 2021. ESL One Fall 2021: Bootcamp Edition will be the first event where Dota 2 teams from around the world will experiment with strategies and come up with the best ones for patch 7.30.
It will be exciting to see if PSG.LGD, who outclassed most of its competitors at the WePlay AniMajor will be just as dominant in the new patch.