eSports route of ESL
Intel Extreme Masters Taipei
IEM Taipei will be the first ESL tournament, held on 29 January - 2 February. The prize pool of the event is $ 75 000, shared between the professional of Dota 2 and StarCraft II: LotV. As a reminder, the LAN-final of Minor CS:GO championship will also be held in Taipei. Eight best teams of Southeast Asia and Australia will take part in this event with $ 50 000 prize pool and two slots in LAN-qualifiers of MLG Columbus 2016 at stake.
Intel Extreme Masters World Championship Katowice
Will Katowice event break its previous records?
ESL One Manila
Next is the trio of tournaments each having similar prize pool of $ 250 000. One of the main events of the Spring is ESL One Manila, held exclusively for Dota 2. On 24-25 April, the capital city of The Philippines will become an epicenter of the combat between the first tier teams. The tournament is of significant importance, since it provides an opportunity to demonstrate the power of the team just before TI invites are sent.
ESL One Frankfurt
Commerzbank Arena got used to Dota 2 battles. For the third time, eight best Dota 2 teams will gather in Frankfurt to fight over a large prize pool and determine the most powerful line-up. On 18-19 June, Dota 2 fans will be watching the eternal fight of the Dire and the Radiant on the biggest screen in the history of eSports (500+ sq.m). Furthermore the organizers will arrange many exciting entertainments to the visitors of the event: tattoo-sessions, official Secret Shop, cosplay contest and much more.
ESL One Cologne