Updated on: December 18
Out with the old, in with the new! Gone are the days of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC Tour), replaced by the all-new ESL Pro Tour (EPT). On the horizon, another top-tier professional Dota 2 event approaches as the beloved esport returns to Southeast Asia on December 11 with ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, hosted in Malaysia.
Twelve of the best Dota 2 teams compete for the massive prize pool of $1 million and the title of the last champions of 2023, with big names like Gaimin Gladiators and Blacklist Rivalry showcasing their new star-studded lineups.
Read on for the complete schedule, tournament format, all twelve teams competing, and the current standings.
ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 consists of two main phases: the Group Stage and the Playoffs.
Hosted at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre
Twelve of the strongest Dota 2 teams will participate in ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. Three teams were pre-invited. There are two teams each from Western Europe and Eastern Europe Open Qualifier. There is also one team each from MENA, China, Southeast Asia, North American, and South American Open Qualifiers.
Without further ado, let's dive into each team and their player rosters by their in-game IDs.
Tensions are high as ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 draws closer. Which team will rise above fate to emerge the final champions of 2023? Only time will tell. All times listed below are in PHT and match winners will be in bold.
Like all S-Tier professional Dota 2 tournaments, several matches are happening simultaneously. As such, primary, secondary, and tertiary streams accommodate this, so you can keep an eye on all the action at all times.
We have embedded the official ESL Dota 2 YouTube channel below as the number one destination to watch all highlights and VODs.
Tickets are still available to attend and watch the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 action in person, hosted at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre! Follow this link to take a look at the prices on Ticketmelon.
Prices for a one-day ticket start at 1,293 Philippines Peso, while a regular 3-day ticket is 2,834. Tickets for the Grand Final on December 17 have already sold out. Please note, any children under twelve must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
5th - 6th
Team Flacons, G2.iG
7th - 8th
Team Secret, Tundra Esports
9th - 10th
Blacklist International, LGD Gaming
11th - 12th
Wawitas Sagazes, 9Pandas
That's our rundown of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023. If any additional information comes to light, including schedule changes, we'll update this page accordingly with more details!
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