Title image courtesy of Alliance
Alliance will be in attendance at ESL One Birmingham 2019 as the GG.Bet Birmingham Invitational winners.
After losing the first match to Old but Gold, Alliance pulled things together with a reverse sweep to claim the series victory. The last game was a walk in the park for the team, finishing in just 23 minutes with an overwhelming lead and advantage.
Alliance pulled out of their participation at ESL One Mumbai 2019 after they clinched the spot at OGA Dota PIT Minor. Unfortunately for the team and fans, the events are taking place back to back and the Minor has taken a high priority for the team to gain DPC points and a potential invite to TI9.
Omar ‘Madara‘ Dabachach has been filling in and will continue to do so, for Michael ‘miCKe‘ Nguyen as he continues his recovery. At this time Madara’s presence in the team will be extended for longer than the initial one-month bout that was expected. Madara will continue to play through ESL One Birmingham 2019 most likely.
ESL One Birmingham 2019
Twelve teams will be on hand in Birmingham to fight for a slice of the prize pool of $300.000 between May 28th – June 2nd, 2019. Eight teams will be directly invited and four teams will qualify from NA, SEA, China, and EU.
ESL One Birmingham 2019 Format:
- Group stage matches will be played from May 28 – May 30
- Two groups of six teams
- Round Robin bo2 format
- The top two teams in each group will be seeded into the Upper Bracket Semi-Finals
- 3rd and 4th will play in the Lower Bracket
- 5th and 6th will be eliminated
- Playoffs will feature eight teams
- The Arena Days, on May 31 – June 2
- Playoffs will be bo3 matchups
- bo5 Grand Final