ELITE League SEA Closed Qualifiers: Schedule, Results, and Other Details


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ELITE League SEA Closed Qualifiers 2024: Schedule, Results, and Other Details

Dorjee Palzang
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ELITE League is a newly introduced tournament organized by FISSURE Studio, ESB, and backed by BetBoom.
24 teams will fight for the $1,000,000 Prize pool in this online tournament.
Here is all you need to know about the Southeast Asian regional closed qualifiers.

A brand new Dota 2 tournament is kicking off on 12th March with the regional qualifiers thanks to a significant collaboration between FISSURE Studio, tournament organizer ESB, and BetBoom. Called the Elite League 2024, this tournament is scheduled to run from 31st March to 14th April.

With a staggering prize pool of $1,000,000 USD up for grabs, the Elite League 2024 promises fierce competition as teams vie for the prestigious championship title.

The tournament will feature twenty-four teams representing seven regions worldwide, including Eastern Europe (EEU), Western Europe (WEU), China (CN), Southeast Asia (SEA), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America (SA), and North America (NA).

While some big teams like Gaimin Gladiators, Team Liquid, Xtreme Gaming, and BetBoom Team have made it safely to the main tournament through Direct Invitations, other teams have to go through rigorous regional qualifiers.

The SEA region is one of the most innovative regions, with a gameplay thats native to no other, SEA doto is a delight to watch. In the SEA region, Carlo "Kuku" Palad's Team Darleng, that made waves during the ESL One Birmingham 2024 SEA Closed Qualifiers, is making a return and vying for one of the two spots. Eight teams are fighting from the region for a crack at the lion's share of $1 Million prize pool of ELITE League

Here is all you need to know about it.

ELITE League SEA Closed Qualifiers: All You Need to Know

Featuring eight teams, the Southeast Asian (SEA) closed qualifiers have four teams joining the qualifiers through direct invitations, two teams coming from the open qualifiers #1 and two more teams from the open qualifiers #2


Invited Team

  • GeekFam

  • Talon Esports

  • Blacklist International

  • Bleed Esports

Open Qualifiers #1

  • Execration

  • IHC Esports

Open Qualifiers #2

  • Salvation Gaming

  • Team Darleng 2.0

Schedule and Results (All times and dates mentioned in the tables are in SGT)

Elite League: SEA Closed Qualifier Schedule and Results

Upper Bracket Quarterfinal (14th March)

Lower Bracket Round 1 (14th March)

Upper Bracket Semifinals (15th March)

Lower Bracket Round 2 (15th March)

Lower Bracket Semifinal (16th March)

Upper Bracket Final (16th March)

Lower Bracket Final (16th March)



  • Ten teams from closed qualifiers will be seeded into the Swiss stage (group stage 1)

  • Six teams invited are seeded into the Swiss stage (group stage 1)

  • Eight teams invited are seeded into the round-robin stage (group stage 2)

Swiss Stage (Group Stage 1) - 31st March - 4th April

  • One modified swiss-system of sixteen teams

  • All matches are Best of 3

  • The top eight teams advance to the round-robin stage (group stage 2)

  • The remaining teams are eliminated

Round-Robin Stage (Group Stage 2) - 5th April 5 - 11th April

  • Two single round-robin groups of eight teams each

  • All matches are Best of 2

  • The top two teams from each group advance to the upper bracket of playoffs

  • 3rd-4th place teams from each group advance to the lower bracket of playoffs

  • The remaining teams are eliminated

Playoffs - 13th April - 15th April 

  • Double-elimination bracket

  • All matches except the Grand Final are Best of 3

  • Grand Final is Best of 5

Where To Watch

Due to the sheer number of games, not all the games will be streamed live. However, readers may catch some of the games being streamed live on ESB's official Twitch channel. Here is the link to the Twitch channel:

Twitch Channel

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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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