Timings, teams, food, drink, entrances and everything in between - here's everything you need to ahead of ESL One Dota 2!

Joining us for ESL One Dota 2 here at Arena Birmingham this weekend? Then feast your eyes on this. We've got everything from latest show timings to the food and drink available, entrances you need to use to teams competing - we've got everything you NEED to know! 

Birmingham will be the 15th ESL One Dota 2 event - that being said, do you think it is coincidence that we will have 15 TI winners competing this year (OG 5x, Liquid 5x, Sumail, ppd, s4, Puppey and Loda as Coach)? I’m not sure...anyway, here’s the confirmed teams for this year’s ESL One Dota 2 here in Birmingham!



If you're joining us over the weekend, you can view and download the official ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 event guide here.



The lineup for ESL One Birmingham 2019 consists of: Gambit Esports, ViCi Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, PSG.LGD, OG, Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, The Alliance, Forward Gaming, Keen Gaming, and TNC Predator. IT'S GONNA BE HUGE!



As for when things will kick off, you can check out all the approximate timings for ESL One Birmingham right here.



Right then, let's talk grub! We know you lot are going to be spending all weekend with us here with us at Arena Birmingham, so we've tailoring our treats to keep you lot full and watered throughout the whole event. Check this lot out...

Breakfast from 10am – 12noon
Breakfast Rolls - bacon, sausage or veggie sausage option, porridge, yogurts and fruit

Lunch/Evening menu from 12noon
Fish and chips, A selection of burgers in a brioche style bun burger,  A selection of  Neo's Pizza, Theo's street food to include chicken Shawarma, chicken wings and Falafal wrap.

For something a little lighter from 10.00am,  a Variety boxed Salads, sandwiches, sushi, muffins, fruit, yogurts, crisps, crudites snacks pot with hummus.

We offer a full bar with Stowfords press cider, Peaky blinders pale ale, Amstel larger and wine to name a few, a range of soft drinks and Tea and Coffee are available. All bars offer crisps and bagged sweets.

Kingdom of Sweets Pick and Mix

We are happy to offer a range of gluten free and vegan, please speak to one of the catering managers to discuss your requirements.



We advise that you do not bring a bag at all, however if you do, please only bring essentials with you: NOT PERMITTED: Any bag larger than 42cm x 30cm x 15cm – that’s the size of an A3 sheet of paper If you are unable to return an over-size bag to a vehicle/hotel then a £10 charge will be applicable for storage in an off-site facility



If you arrive at the venue with a Facial or partial facial covering, it will be requested that this is removed at point of entry for security purposes.



Smoking and vaping is not permitted in the Arena Bowl nor pre-show areas. Vaping only is permitted around the concourse. Dedicated external smoking areas can be found at the end of the concourse.



Finally, we want to make sure you lot know exactly where you're going when you arrive, so ahead of your journey to the venue, take a look at this so you can swiftly go straight to the correct entrance...


Entrance A – ESL Guests
Entrance E – Weekend Premium / Plus Ticket Holders
Entrance F – Weekend three day Ticket Holders
Entrance D – Single Day Ticket Holders


The event will take place from May 31 - June 2, 2019, at Arena Birmingham, for three days of intense Dota 2 action in front of one of the best crowds in esports history, battling it out for a share of the $300,000 prize pool.


The UK community shocked the world by making ESL One Birmingham ESL’s fastest-selling Dota 2 event to date and illustrated the strength of the burgeoning UK scene. ESL has since been busy preparing an event that is not only a world-class Dota 2 tournament but also a festival of esports. The scene’s most passionate fans are invited yet again to fill the arena.