ESL One Dota 2 Is Back In Kuala Lumpur This December With A $1 Mil Prize Pool

Mark your calendars, Dota 2 fans! The much-anticipated ESL One powered by Intelยฎ is making a triumphant return to Malaysia, setting the stage for an exhilarating showdown among the world’s finest Dota 2 teams.

Scheduled to take place from December 11th to 17th, 2023, this prestigious event is all set to dazzle the gaming community with its grandeur and thrilling competition.

World-Class Dota 2 Teams Converge In MITEC KL

Previously held in Genting, this time Kuala Lumpur will play host to twelve of the planet’s top Dota 2 teams, who will converge in the bustling city to vie for supremacy in this epic tournament. With a jaw-dropping prize pool of US$1,000,000 (over 4.6 million Ringgit Malaysia), the stakes have never been higher.

For the first time in ESL One’s history, the tournament’s playoffs will be brought to life at the prestigious Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) from December 15th to 17th. This state-of-the-art venue promises to provide the perfect backdrop for intense Dota 2 action and thrilling live matches.

An Exciting Tournament Format

The tournament will kick off with a three-day Group Stage running from December 11th to 13th. Twelve teams will be divided into two groups, where they’ll face off in a single round-robin format. The top six teams emerging from the Group Stage will advance to the live Playoffs, which will unfold in a double-elimination format from December 15th to 17th.

Stay tuned for further announcements as the participating teams are revealed at a later date.

How To Get Tickets To ESL One Kuala Lumpur

Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 live! Wave 1 tickets will be available for purchase starting September 21st at 15:00 MYT (09:00 CEST).

Prices start at RM149, ensuring accessibility for fans of all budgets. Ticket options include Premium 3-Day, Plus 3-Day, and 3-Day General Admission, each offering unique perks.

To secure your spot at the event, visit

Watch Live & Stay Informed

ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 will be broadcast live on the ESL Dota 2 Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as through dedicated broadcast partners.

  • For the latest updates and information, be sure to visit the ESL One official website.

Images provided by ESL FACEIT Group/Stephanie Lindgren