ESL One KL: Schedule, results, teams, streams

Looks like Dota’s back on the menu, boys — and it’s coming back to Kuala Lumpur.

ESL One KL, running from December 11 to 17, features 12 of the world’s best teams after a gruelling series of qualifiers. We’ll get to see three of the top four teams at The International 2023 as well — though there will be some massive personnel changes.

Here’s everything you need to know about ESL One Kuala Lumpur.

What is ESL One Kuala Lumpur?

ESL One Kuala Lumpur is officially the second event of the ESL Pro Tour 2024, and the first major LAN event after The International 2023.

Featuring a US$1 million prize pool and EPT points — a sort-of replacement for the now-abolished Dota Pro Circuit — 12 of the best teams in the world are fighting for direct invites to ESL’s new events, as well as a potential showdown tournament in July.

Teams competing in ESL One KL

Credit: ESL

These are all the teams attending ESL One Kuala Lumpur.

TEAMQUALIFIED VIAGaimin GladiatorsInvitedLGD GamingInvitedAzure RayInvitedTeam LiquidWestern EuropeTeam SecretWestern EuropeBetBoom TeamEastern Europe9PandasEastern EuropeTeam FalconsMENAInvictus GamingChinaBlacklist InternationalSoutheast AsiaTSMNorth AmericaWawitas SagazesSouth America

TI12 winner Team Spirit was originally invited, but instead withdrew from the tournament due to health issues, according to tournament organizers ESL. The tournament slot instead went to the Western Europe closed qualifiers, which allowed Team Secret to qualify.

ESL One KL format

Credit: ESL

The group stage sees 12 teams split into two single round-robin groups. Each series is two games.

The top two teams advance to the upper bracket in the playoffs, while the bottom two teams are eliminated. The remaining two teams are seeded into the lower bracket.

The playoffs are double-elimination. All matches will be best-of-three, save for the best-of-five grand final.

ESL One KL schedule and results

ESL One KL group stage schedule and results

The ESL One KL group stage runs from December 11 to 13.

Group A

STANDINGTEAMGAME RECORDMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)1st—0 – 00 — 0 — 02nd—0 – 00 — 0 — 03rd—0 – 00 — 0 — 04th—0 – 00 — 0 — 05th—0 – 00 — 0 — 06th—0 – 00 — 0 — 0

Group B

STANDINGTEAMGAME RECORDMATCH RECORD (W-D-L)1st—0 – 00 — 0 — 02nd—0 – 00 — 0 — 03rd—0 – 00 — 0 — 04th—0 – 00 — 0 — 05th—0 – 00 — 0 — 06th—0 – 00 — 0 — 0

(To be updated)

ESL One KL playoffs schedule and results

The ESL One KL playoffs will run from December 15 to 17.

Upper bracket semifinals


Lower bracket round 1


Lower bracket quarterfinals


Upper bracket final


Lower bracket semifinal


Lower bracket finals


Grand finals


(To be updated)

ESL One KL prize pool

ESL One KL has a US$1 million prize pool.

STANDINGTEAMSPRIZE MONEYEPT POINTS1st——4,8002nd——3,6003rd——3,0004th——2,4005th-6th——1,6807th-8th——7809th-10th——42011th-12th——210

(To be updated)

ESL One KL streams

You can watch the Berlin Major on ESL’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.