The ESL One Tournament will pit the best Dota 2 teams up against each other next year.
Held in the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt once again, it is set to be one of the biggest eSports festivals.
Along with the finals offering a staggering pot of $250,000, there will be additional events, mini tournaments and other eSports activities for every guests of the event.
Last year, ESL One had attracted a huge attendance of over 30,000 loyal fans and become one of the most-spectated independent Dota 2 tournaments in Europe.
Visitors from 55 countries made the trip to Frankfurt, some coming from as far as New Zealand and South Africa for the two-day eSports festival.
These were not the only spectators of the event; online viewership records of the tournament were broken – and had reached a peak concurrent viewership of over one million.
This number is projected to grow yearly too.
ESL pro gaming VP Ulrich Schulze believe that the event will give visitors an “unforgettable experience”.