Once again, we see another event that moves to the online format. The ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 was scheduled to start this week but has moved all their competitions online and they are currently being played out. This is a $300,000 Dota 2 major, that has been separated into four online regional competitions: Europe/CIS, North America/South America, China, and Southeast Asia.

The Europe/CIS event features two eight-team groups for round-robin play in best-of-three matches. The top two teams in each group advance to the upper bracket of the double-elimination playoffs and the third and fourth place teams move to the lower bracket. The bottom four teams in each group are eliminated. The playoffs are set to start on June 2. All playoff matches will be best-of-three until the best-of-five final.

Thursday, May 28th
PSG.LGD - Royal Never Give Up
Team Aster - Longinus
Invictus Gaming - EHOME
Sparking Arrow Gaming - CDEC Gaming
Nigma - CDEC Gaming
Natus Vincere - Aggressive Mode
VP.Prodigy - FlyToMoon
OG-HellRaisers
Ninjas in Pyjamas - Cyber Legacy
Team Secret - Vikin.gg
Evil Geniuses - CR4ZY
Business associates - Beastcoast
Friday, May 29th
Natus Vincere - Gambit Esports
Team Liquid - Team Unique
Ninjas in Pyjamas - HellRaisers
OG - Cyber Legacy
Nigma - Vikin.gg
Alliance - FlyToMoon
VP.Prodigy - Windstrike Team
Team Secret - Aggressive Mode
Quincy Crew - Thunder Predator
Evil Geniuses - Business Associates
Saturday, May 30th
Team Secret - Natus Vincere
Team Liquid - Nigma
Vikin.gg - Team Unique
Gambit Esports - Aggressive Mode
OG - Ninjas in Pyjamas
VP.Prodigy - Alliance
FlyToMoon - Winstrike Team
CR4ZY - Quincy Crew
Beastcoast - Thunder Predator
Sunday, May 31st
Team Secret - Nigma
Team Liquid - Natus Vincere
Vikin.gg - Aggressive Mode
Gambit Esports - Team Unique
OG - Alliance
VP.Prodigy - Ninjas in Pyjamas
HellRaisers - Winstrike Team
FlyToMoon - Cyber Legacy
Evil Geniuses - Thunder Predator
Business Associates - CR4ZY
Quincy Crew - Beastcoast


The $40,000, six-team Southeast Asia event began last week and runs through Sunday. The other three divisions — Europe/CIS (16 teams, $200,000), the Americas (six teams, $40,000), and China (eight teams, $55,000) — will conclude June 7. Make sure to look at our ODDS site before placing your bets to see the best information!