Dota 2 | ESL One Katowice 2019

Series: ESL One
Location: Katowice, Poland
Format: Group stage + playoffs
Prize amount: $ 300,000
Date: February 19, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019


Group stage: February 19 – 21, 2019

  • Two groups of six teams each
  • Round-robin (everyone plays with everyone)
  • Matches will be held in the best-of-2 format.
  • The top two teams from each group go to the top of the playoffs.
  • Teams that took 3-4 place in the group fall into the lower grid playoffs
  • The two worst teams from each group leave the tournament.

Playoffs: February 22 – 24, 2019

  • Double-elimination grid
  • All matches best-of-3
  • The grand final will be held in the best-of-5 format.


Team Compositions:

paiN Gaming

MISERY (Rasmus Philipsen)
Kingrd (Danilo Nascimento)
Tavo (Otavio Gabriel)
w33 (alivi lobster)
hFn (William Medeiros)


Jabz (Anucha Jiravong)
DJ (Jardel Jiko Mampusi)
iceiceice (Daryl Koh Pei Xiang)
Abed (Abad Azel Jusop)
MP (Pio Noi)


n0tail (Johan Sundstein)
JerAx (Esse Vainikka)
Ceb (Sebastian Debs)
Topson (Topias Taavitsaynen)
Pajkatt (Per Anders Olsen Lille)

Ninjas in pajamas

ppd (Peter Dager)
Saksa (Martin Sazdov)
33 (Neta Shapira)
Fata (Adrian Trinks)
Ace (Marcus Hollgard)

Team secret

Puppey (Clement Ivanov)
YapzOr (Yazid Jaradat)
zai (Ludwig Wahlberg)
MidOne (Zheng Yek Nye)
Nisha (Michal Jankowski)


ESL issued the last invite for ESL One Katowice 2019 to the team of Roman Resolut1on Fomink – Forward Gaming. Earlier, the organizers called for Team Secret, OG, Ninjas in Pajamas, Fnatic, paiN Gaming, Alliance and Team Aster.

The remaining quotas will go to qualifying winners in four regions. Closed qualifications for Europe, America, and Southeast Asia will be held December 8–9, and for China – December 19–20.

The ESL One Katowice 2019 LAN Final is scheduled for February 22-24. Twelve teams will compete for $ 300 thousand. The tournament is not included in the Dota Pro Circuit.

In the grand final of the closed North American qualifiers at ESL One Katowice 2019, compLexity Gaming beat J.Storm and earned a slot in the main stage of the tournament. The match ended with the score 3:1.

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