ESL Academy - Changing The Game For Aspiring Pro Dota 2 Players

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Dotabuff and ESL have teamed up to build a path for aspiring Dota 2 players.
Dotabuff and ESL have teamed up to build a path for aspiring Dota 2 players. Dotabuff

For those who had the opportunity to watch the nerve-wrecking end of the three-game elimination series at ESL One Hamburg 2019 – a battle that saw beastcoast and WaR fighting it out – there is no doubt that the event was heart racing. After all, being in an event like ESL means going under intense kinds of pressure.

Interestingly, Dotabuff and ESL have decided to partner up in an attempt to create Reach. Reach is basically a new platform specifically designed to help all aspiring Dota 2 players to reach their dreams of becoming professionals. Even more so, it will give them the much-needed tools and resources to turn this dream into a reality.

For the past year, the people at Dotabuff and ESL have been working closely together in order to create and bring “a new way to compete and gain recognition” in the competitive world of Dota 2. According to the official blog post from Dotabuff, Reach is where players can “experience the highest level of play, win big prizes and get noticed by organizations to further their career.”

Reach will be opened to players of all skills. Its primary goal is to veer away from all the headaches and issues that people often face in a typical matchmaking scenario. "Reach is a role-based and strictly solo queue to promote fair competition and also features an extensive behavior score system," the post said.

Moreover, the ladder system will be responsible for creating a path that will help players climb to higher levels. It will even provide financial incentives with $1,500 up for grabs on a weekly basis, with a total of about $240,000 available.

What is even more interesting is that drafted teams will be given access to professional Dota 2 coaching. This even includes bootcamps and onstage action at an ESL One event in March. So, for those who have been wanting to experience what it is like to play on the big stage, this is definitely the best way to go.

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