ESL teams up with Mercedes Benz once again to find the Dota 2’s MVP at the upcoming Major – ESL One Birmingham 2018.
Twice before have ESL and Mercedes Benz teamed up to present a Dota 2 player with an MVP award for their performance in a tournament. Previously it was Alexei ‘Solo’ Berezin at ESL One Hamburg 2017, followed by Valimir ‘RodjeR’ Nikogosyan at ESL One Katowice 2018 who claimed the heart and votes of the fans to secure themselves a brand-new Mercedes Benz. With the Dota 2 Pro Circuit’s first season almost at its end, ESL One Birmingham 2018 is just around the corner and is the penultimate Major and event before The International 2018. Mercedes Benz and ESL have announced that they will, once again, give the MVP of the event a car – and of course, Virtus.pro will be attending the event. Will we see another MVP victory for the CIS squad or will another team and player claim the magnificent reward?
The #MBMVP returns for the third straight #ESLOne Major!
Vote for your MVP during ESL One Birmingham and decide who drives home in a brand new @MercedesBenz!https://t.co/5AvGXNItG7 pic.twitter.com/jqD5RvWNHX
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) May 15, 2018
We will find out between June 23rd and 27th which are the dates for the Major, the first of its kind to take place in the United Kingdoms. 12 teams from around the world will compete in the event, vying for a prize pool of $1,000,000 and 1500 DPC points. While the full list of teams is currently in the air after Natus Vincere withdrew, all other teams are set and ready to fight for the MVP, the trophy, the spoils and most importantly; DPC points to secure an invite to TI8.
The teams currently in the running for ESL One Birmingham 2018 are:
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Liquid
- Vici Gaming
- LGD Forever Young
- OpTic Gaming
- paiN Gaming
- TBA – *team to replace Na’Vi
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We’re looking forward to the Major and to see who can claim the MVP this time round. Voting opens in 8 days and can be done via Twitter. More information on the voting process can be found on ESL One’s website here.