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.

Tournament Format

Group Stage:

Two round robin groups featuring Best-of-Two series.

Playoffs:

Double elimination bracket.  Series are Best-of-Three, leading up to a Best-of-Five grand finals.