ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 Launches with $15 Million Prize Pool Riyadh Masters Tournament – ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, has today revealed details of the brand new ESL Pro Tour (EPT) for Dota 2 that debuts in April 2023. The ESL Pro Tour combines EFG tournaments in a specific game title into a dedicated open circuit where teams battle their way up to ultimately compete at a Championship event. The exciting circuit for Dota 2 gives players, fans, and partners the opportunity to enjoy more cross-regional competitions between the best Dota 2 teams in the world.
🔥 DREAMLEAGUE IS BACK 🔥
We are SO excited to share our new ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2! TONNES of Dota is coming your way this year, starting with DreamLeague Season 19 on April 9th ⚔️
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) March 13, 2023
ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 Launches with $15 Million Prize Pool Riyadh Masters Tournament
The EPT for Dota 2 features seasons of DreamLeague powered by Intel®, during which 16 of the world’s best teams will compete online for a total of two weeks. While the DreamLeague will be produced from EFG’s Stockholm Studios in Sweden, the participating teams will face off remotely from all around Europe.
Teams will qualify for a DreamLeague Season via the EPT Ranking System and will each season battle for a share of the $1,000,000 total prize pool. Furthermore, the best-performing teams will directly qualify for the Group Stage of the EPT Championship event – Riyadh Masters.
The first season of the ESL Pro Tour for Dota 2 includes two DreamLeague Seasons:
- Season 19: April 9-23, 2023
- The winning team will qualify directly for the Group Stage of Riyadh Masters.
- Season 20: June 7-25, 2023
- The winner and runner-up will both qualify directly for the Riyadh Masters Group Stage.
“Over the past couple of years, we’ve already seen the success of the ESL Pro Tour and the structure it brings to a game’s esports ecosystem,” said Shane Clarke, Director Game Ecosystems – Dota 2 at EFG. “Now, we are thrilled to expand it into the wonderful world of Dota 2 and thereby give players, fans, and partners – both existing and new – the opportunity to enjoy the best of the best that Dota 2 esports offers. Moreover, with the valuable Riyadh Masters competition functioning as the EPT Championship event, the circuit promises lots of electrifying moments and tier 1 action.”