ESL Academy

Dota 2

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Over $240,000 USD Prize Pool

For tier 2 dota 2

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Play your way up

Join the Academy, develop your talent and accelerate your career into professional esport. In cooperation with Dotabuff Reach ESL is presenting a brand new ecosystem that enables you to prove your skill, get recognized and start your own Dota 2 career. All that matters is your skill.

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The ESL Academy system’s goal is to develop, promote, and elevate undiscovered Dota 2 talent on the verge of going pro. The leaderboard will be derived from the Dotabuff Reach platform, functioning as the grassroot platform in North America and Europe. Gathering talent from both regions, four former Dota 2 veterans will draft teams from the Top 40 players of each region. Each coach will draft their own team from qualifying competitors, selecting the most promising top players to train them on- and offline to compete in a professional esports environment. ESL Academy final matches will be held in conjunction with ESL One tournaments to provide players a chance to display their expertise in front of the largest Dota 2 community live and online. 

Register on Dotabuff Reach and play your way up the leaderboards for a chance to be drafted by veteran Dota 2 Pros and play on the world stages of esport. Register on reach.gg and start playing”

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Coach #1

Coach #2

Coach #3

Coach #4

About

ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size events, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. 

Reach.gg is a brand new platform, providing Dota 2 players of all skill levels the ability to play competitive ranked matchmaking with weekly prize-pools, detailed data analytics, and career development. Subscribers to Reach.gg gain access to the exclusive mechanism to quality for ESL Academy.

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