ESL Pro Tour - Season 2

Updated Format

ESL Pro Tour in 2023/2024

Season 2

Expanding the EPT

The ESL Pro Tour DOTA 2 will see a significant expansion from season 1. A total of three DreamLeague events will be part of the EPT Season 2, as well as two ESL One events. DreamLeague S21 and its results are included in EPT Season 2, as well as the upcoming ESL One Kuala Lumpur. All events from here on out, including Riyadh Masters at Esports World Cup, will feature both open and closed qualifiers for all 7 of our qualifier regions (NA, SA, WEU, EEU, MENA, CN, SEA)

EPT Points

Season 2 will see the introduction of the leaderboard. In order to earn their spot at Riyadh Masters at Esports World Cup, teams will need to earn EPT Points to place among the top 8 on the leaderboard. EPT Points will be awarded to every team playing an EPT event. The amount of EPT Points awarded per event will increase the closer an event is to Riyadh Masters at EWC (e.g. DLS21 rewards fewer points than DLS23). Starting with DreamLeague Season 22, EPT Points will also be used to determine direct invites to EPT events, as well as invites to closed qualifiers.


Following the conclusion of ESL One Kuala Lumpur, the top four teams in the EPT leaderboard will be invited to the following EPT event. The remaining teams on the EPT leaderboard will receive an invite to the closed qualifier of their region, up until six slots have been filled. Any remaining slots may be filled in based on regional rankings.

Team Invites & Roster Locks

Each EPT event leading up to Riyadh Masters will feature up to four direct team invites based on World Cup Points. Should a team reject a direct invitation, a replacement team may be selected or, as is the case with ESL One Kuala Lumpur, the region with the highest regional elo will receive an additional qualifier slot. To encourage roster stability, teams will receive point deductions for competing in EPT events with a different roster than the one submitted ahead of our dedicated roster locks. Roster locks dates for each event can be found in the event list below.

Season 21

DreamLeague Season 21 was the unofficial kick-off to the season. Having taken place in September 2023, we bore witness to Team Spirit continuing their incredible run following the victory at Riyadh Masters 2023, as well as prepare for their eventual TI victory run.


Prize Money


EPT Points

Kuala Lumpur

ESL One Kuala Lumpur is the first ESL One event featured as part of the EPT. 12 of the strongest teams will head to Malaysia to fight for their share of an increased prize pool and more EPT Points in front of a roaring and intense SEA crowd.


Prize Money


EPT Points

Season 22

DreamLeague Season 22 will kick off 2024, with a familiar studio and faces, but all new DOTA 2 action and memes. We’re going back to our two week long format, so expect more content, more matches and more everything!


Prize Money


EPT Points


ESL One Birmingham will feature massive implications for the EPT leaderboard standings, with the winner receiving the largest single EPT Point payout throughout the season. A fantastic and thrilling DOTA 2 festival awaits!


Prize Money


EPT Points

Online Tournament

Season 23

Before we head to Riyadh Masters at Esports World Cup, we make one last stop in Stockholm for DreamLeague Season 23. 12 teams will battle it out for a week of non-stop and intense Dota. With a huge amount of EPT points up for grabs, a  miracle run is still possible for the best teams in the world to make their way to Riyadh Masters.


Prize Money


EPT Points



July, 2024

The culmination of the ESL Pro Tour DOTA2, the Riyadh Masters offers an opportunity for teams to cement their legacies. With a staggering $15,000,000 on the line, 20 of the world’s most elite teams will compete across three stages: The Play-Ins, Group Stages, and the Playoff Stage. A gauntlet of overcoming challenges and adapting to each game, only those who can hold their nerve will find success in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the calendar year.
Million prize Pool
Format Information



8 Teams Advance

Group Stage


12 Teams Advance




Every one of our 7 qualifier regions (NA, SA, WEU, EEU, MENA, CN, SEA) has open qualifiers leading into closed qualifiers for each EPT event. The top four teams of the Leaderboard will be invited to the following EPT event, and invites to the closed qualifiers for each region will be based on EPT Points as well.

Each region will always have at least one qualifier slot. Additional slot distribution is determined via the regional rankings. Regions can earn rating based on teams’ performances at both EPT and non-EPT events. A more detailed description is available from our EPT Rulebook here.

Each open qualifier, except for CN region, will be played on FACEIT. Sign-ups will be open days before the OQ begins. Links can be found on the website for the event, on our social media, or FACEIT directly.

Every team participating in an ESL One or DreamLeague event (not just in its qualifiers), will receive EPT Points based on their placement in the event.

In principle, EPT Points are tied to the competing, registered roster. Changes to the roster can impact EPT Points earned, from no deductions up to a complete EPT Point reset. For a more detailed breakdown, please refer to the official EPT Rulebook here.

The closer a tournament is to the end of the season, the more EPT Points it will distribute in total.

EPT Points do not decay throughout a season. Instead, the amount of EPT Points distributed per event will increase the closer we get to the end of a season.
EPT Points will however be reset after a season has ended.

The rulebook for EPT Season 2 can be found here.

All of our events have information on format available on their own page. You can find links to them here:
ESL One Kuala Lumpur
DreamLeague Season 22
ESL One Europe
DreamLeague Season 23


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