ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: Dota 2 Returns to Malaysia with $1 Million Prize Pool


Moin Khot


Sep, 19.2023

ESL, a prominent brand within the ESL FACEIT Group, has officially announced the return of ESL One powered by Intel® to Malaysia, and it's set to be a spectacular event for Dota 2 enthusiasts. Scheduled to take place from December 11th to 17th, the tournament boasts an impressive prize pool of US$1,000,000, making it a must-watch event for esports fans across the globe.

ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023: Everything You Need to Know

After three successful editions of ESL One powered by Intel in Genting, the organizers have decided to switch locations. This year's competition will be held in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, offering fans a fresh and exciting atmosphere. The playoff matches are scheduled to be hosted at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) from December 15th to 17th.

The tournament will kick off with a three-day Group Stage, commencing on December 11th and concluding on December 13th. Twelve elite Dota 2 teams from around the world will be divided into two groups, competing in a single round-robin format. The top six teams from this stage will advance to the live Playoffs, where they will battle it out for supremacy. The Playoffs will feature a double elimination format, promising intense and thrilling matches.

While the article doesn't disclose the participating teams, ESL is expected to announce them at a later date. Dota 2 fans are eagerly awaiting this news, as the competition is sure to feature some of the best teams in the world.

Fans eager to witness the Dota 2 action live in Kuala Lumpur can purchase tickets starting from September 21st at 15:00 MYT (09:00 CEST). Tickets come in various categories:

Premium 3-Day: RM549, includes access to all Playoff matches, a Premium Bounty Bag, prime seating close to the players, access to Signing Sessions, and a Premium attendee badge.
Plus 3-Day: RM349, includes access to all Playoff matches, a Bounty Bag, and access to Signing Sessions.
3-Day General Admission: RM149, includes access to all Playoff matches and Signing Sessions.
These ticket options cater to a wide range of preferences, ensuring that every fan has the opportunity to enjoy the tournament.

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ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 introduces a captivating theme, "Rise Above Fate." Inspired by Kuala Lumpur's mystical charm and rich folklore, this theme promises to immerse players and fans in a transformative journey led by Nerif, the Oracle and great foreseer. The theme hints at the unpredictable nature of esports, where fate can be conquered or defied, adding an intriguing narrative element to the tournament.