ESL has just announced their latest Dota 2 tournament, the ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition. The tournament will feature some of the best teams in the EU/CIS regions along with the teams who are bootcamping in Europe in preparation for The International.

The tournament will also include two Open Qualifiers, allowing any team in the region the chance to compete. If you want to take part yourself, be sure to register for the tournament here or here.



What is the ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition?

Described as practice for the teams attending the International as well as training to prepare other teams for the next DPC.

With multiple participants being International level teams along with the best of Europe, players will be able to test out their teamwork and strategies a month before the International begins.

The tournament will also provide viewers with a grand tournament featuring their favorite teams.


ESL One Fall schedule and results

ESL Open Qualifier schedule
Credit: ESL

The tournament will have Open Qualifiers on August 7-8. While the Closed Qualifier will start on August 9 and end on August 11.

The main event will have a Group Stage followed by Playoffs. The Group Stage will start on August 21. While the Playoffs begin on August 26.

ROUND ONE
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Virtus.Pro2 — 0Creepwave
Thunder Predator0 — 2Tundra Esports
Alliance2 — 0Empire
Liquid1 — 1SG.Esports
Virtus.Pro2 — 0Team Spirit
T10 — 2Tundra Esports
Thunder Predator1 — 1Creepwave
ROUND TWO
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Virtus.Pro2 — 0Thunder Predator
T12 — 0Creepwave
PSG.LGD0 — 2Beastcoast
Alliance1 — 1SG Esports
Team Spirit0 — 2Tundra Esports
T12 — 0Thunder Predator
Liquid1 — 1Beastcoast
PSG.LGD1 — 1Empire
ROUND THREE
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Alliance0 — 2PSG.LGD
Liquid1 — 1Empire
SG Esports0 — 2Beastcoast
Virtus.Pro2 — 0Tundra Esports
Team Spirit2 — 0Creepwave
Liquid0 — 2PSG.LGD
Alliance 1 — 1Beastcoast
SG Esports1 — 1Empire
ROUND FOUR
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Alliance1 — 1Liquid
PSG.LGD2 — 0SG Esports
Empire1 — 1Beastcoast
Virtus.Pro2 — 0T1
Thunder Predator0 — 2Team Spirit
Creepwave0 — 2Tundra Esports
PLAYOFFS ROUND ONE
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Team Spirit2 — 0Team Empire
Virtus.Pro2 — 0PSG.LGD
PLAYOFFS ROUND TWO
TEAM
SCORETEAM
T12 — 1Alliance
Tundra Esports2 — 0Beastcoast
PLAYOFFS ROUND THREE
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Beastcoast0 — 2T1
PSG.LGD2 — 1T1
Virtus.Pro0 — 2Tundra Esports
SEMI-FINALS
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Virtus.Pro1 — 2PSG.LGD
GRAND FINAL
TEAM
SCORETEAM
Tundra Esports3 — 2PSG.LGD

ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition Prize Pool

The total prize pool for ESL One Fall will be US$400,000. The tournament champions will be taking home US$175,000.


Format of the ESL One Fall

Esl One Fall Starting date
Credit: ESL

Due to having multiple stages to the tournament, each stage will follow its own format.

The Open Qualifiers will be a best-of-one single-elimination tournament until the final four teams. The last round of the tournament will be a best-of-three. Top two teams from each Open Qualifier advance to the Closed Qualifier.

In the Closed Qualifier, four invited teams and four teams from the Open Qualifier will compete in a double-elimination best-of-three tournament to determine the top two teams. The top two teams advance to the Group Stage

In the Group Stage, the 12 teams (10 Directly invited, two from Closed Qualifier) will be split into two groups of six teams each.

The top two teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs, while the third and fourth placing teams will go to the Lower Bracket. The bottom two teams of each group are eliminated. The Group Stage will be a best-of-two Round Robin.

Still with us? good, we’re at the home stretch now.

The Playoffs will be a best-of-three double-elimination tournament. The Grand Final will be a best-of-five.


Teams that are competing in the ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition

Current teams for ESL Fall
Credit: ESL

Five of the invited teams have been revealed for the tournament so far. The list of teams attending will be updated as they are announced.

Invited teams

  • Alliance
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Spirit
  • T1
  • Thunder Predator
  • PSG.LGD
  • beastcoast
  • Virtuous.Pro
  • Tundra Esports
  • SG esports

Teams from Closed Qualifier

  • Team Empire
  • Creepwave

Closed Qualifier teams

Four invited teams along with four teams from the Open Qualifier will compete for two spots in the playoffs.

Direct Invites for Closed Qualifier:

  • Spider Pigzs
  • PuckChamp
  • Team Empire
  • Team Unique

Open Qualifier teams

Four teams from the Open Qualifier will advance to the Closed Qualifier.

The Open Qualifier teams are:

  • V-Gaming
  • it’s coming rome
  • Nemiga Gaming
  • Creepwave

Where to watch the ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition?

The International 10, Arena Naţională, Bucharest, Romania
Credit: Arena Nationala

While the Open Qualifier will not be streamed, Dota 2 fans can tune in to every match of the Closed Qualifier and the rest of the tournament at the links below.

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