ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: All Invited & Confirmed Teams
In September 2023, Dota fans across Southeast Asia (SEA) were treated to exciting news as ESL One announced it would be returning to Malaysia at the end of the year.
The highly anticipated Dota 2 tournament is slated to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 11th and 17th December 2023. With a total prize pool of $1,000,000 USD on the line, twelve elite Dota 2 teams from around the world will assemble in Malaysia, marking the start of the event. These squads will vie for one of the eight available spots in the playoffs, which will be held live at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) from 15th to 17th December.
At a point when the esports community is abuzz following Team Spirit's victory at The International 2023 (TI12), the ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) announced the first set of teams set to participate in ESL One Kuala Lumpur powered by Intel.
List of Confirmed Teams for ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023
Four teams have been invited and confirmed their positions in ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. They are as follows:
1. Team Spirit (Withdrew from the tournament due to health reasons)
2. Gamin Gladiators
3. LGD Gaming
4. Azure Ray
The remaining eight contenders will emerge from the crucible of the open and closed qualifiers, scheduled to take place between 12th and 18th November. The format of the event is simple and straightforward. Firstly, the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 will kick off on 11th December with a three-day Group Stage featuring two groups of six teams each. The teams will compete in a single round-robin format. The top six teams from the Group Stage will advance to the live Playoffs, which will be a double elimination bracket.
Where to Watch ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023?
Esports enthusiasts can catch all the heart-pounding action of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 through various channels. The event will be streamed on the ESL Dota 2 and channels, and fans can also tune in through dedicated broadcast partners. For those eager to experience the competition firsthand, with regular 3-day and single-day options still available.
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