Rounak "FL45H666" Roy
ESL One is entering the west coast with Valve next year. ESL One Los Angeles 2020 is bringing a Dota Pro Circuit Major back to North America for the first time since the format’s inception in 2017. Even though Los Angeles is home to Blizzard Entertainment and Riot Games, the city that never sleeps has not hosted many high-profile esports events or championships for the Big Four (DOTA 2, CS: GO, Overwatch, League of Legends) esports games. The last championship in the Los Angeles area was Activision's Call of Duty League World Championship which took place at the Forum in Inglewood, California, in 2016.
"Los Angeles is known for world-class entertainment and that is exactly what we aim to deliver with the L.A. Major,” said Ulrich Schulze, senior vice president of product at ESL. “We are finally bringing our ESL Dota 2 flagship competition to the US West Coast for the first time and we are proud to deliver world-class Dota 2 action to the local community. With ESL One Los Angeles, we will put a stake in the ground to engage the US-based Dota 2 community and introduce one of our most iconic tournaments to a new location: the Shrine Auditorium conveying an absolute unique feel.”