Dota 2 ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition Starts Tomorrow

The final fight before TI10.
The final fight before TI10. ESL One

Good news fellow Dota 2 fans! We'll have one more tournament to enjoy before the big event arrives. ESL One Fall: Bootcamp Edition starts tomorrow with 12 teams battling for the $400,000 prize pool.

Considering that this could be the last showdown before The International 10, expect some pretty good matches. This is also a good opportunity for those already in TI10 to try out the new meta, especially with the recently released Patch 7.30.

As mentioned, a total of 12 teams is participating in this tournament, and these are:

  • Group A
    • Creepwave (Closed Qualifier)
    • T1 (Direct Invite)
    • Team Spirit (Direct Invite)
    • Thunder Predator (Direct Invite)
    • (Direct Invite)
    • Tundra Esports (Direct Invite)
  • Group B
    • Alliance (Direct Invite)
    • Beastcoast (Direct Invite)
    • PSG.LGD (Direct Invite)
    • SG esports (Direct Invite)
    • Team Empire (Closed Qualifier)
    • Team Liquid (Direct Invite)

The tournament is divided into two phases:

  • Group Stage
    • Period: August 21 to August 24
    • Two groups of six teams.
    • Single round-robin with all matches in Bo2.
    • Top two teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket.
    • The 3rd and 4th placed teams in each group advance to the Lower Bracket.
    • The remaining teams in each group are eliminated.
  • Playoffs
    • Period: August 26 to August 29
    • Double-elimination bracket.
    • All matches are Bo3 with the exception of the Grand Final which is Bo5.

Playoff Predictions

Note that of the 12 teams, eight have qualified for TI10. This means we’re likely going to be a bit biased.

For Group A, we’re giving the first spot for the Upper Bracket to VP has had a strong presence throughout the entire DPC period and they’re likely to once again show their dominance in this tournament. The second spot would likely be T1, who as many fans remember took home the crown during the ESL One Summer 2021. Who did they beat? None other than VP.

For Group B, we’re going with PSG.LGD to get the Upper Bracket placement. This team has been showing a strong performance as well in winning the WePlay AniMajor and the recently concluded OGA Dota PIT Season 5: China. The second spot is a bit difficult. Alliance has been somewhat consistent in their performance but Beastcoast has a tendency to surprise. That said, we’re going with Beastcoast on this one.

What about you? Who are you rooting for in this tournament?

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