ESL is returning to Hamburg, but unlike last season, ESL One Hamburg 2018 will not be part of the Dota Pro Circuit. Twelve of the best DotA 2 teams in the world will be in attendance competing for a $ 300,000 prize pool.
Two round robin groups featuring Best-of-Two series.
Double elimination bracket. Series are Best-of-Three, leading up to a Best-of-Five grand finals.