ESL One Kuala Lumpur Dota 2: Where to Watch, Schedule, Results

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The last Tier 1 Dota 2 event of the year is heading our way, with ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 taking place in December. 12 of the world’s best will be battling it out at the event, including at least one team from each Major region. 

Let’s take a look at all the details. 

Dota 2 ESL ONE Kuala Lumpur Schedule, Teams, Prize Pool

ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 is set to take place from December 11-17 and will feature a total of 12 teams. The event is split up into two stages, first, it kicks off with two round-robin groups of six teams – the top two advance to the upper bracket of the playoffs, 3rd & 4th to the lower bracket, and the remaining teams are eliminated.

The teams playing as ESL One KL are: 

  • Gaimin Gladiators (WEU)
  • Team Liquid (WEU)
  • Team Secret (WEU)
  • 9Pandas (EEU)
  • BetBoom Team (EEU)
  • Team Falcons (MENA)
  • TSM (NA)
  • Wawitas Sagazes (SA)
  • LGD Gaming (CN)
  • Azure Ray (CN)
  • Invictus Gaming (CN)
  • Blacklist International (SEA)

These teams will be competing in the week-long tournament for a total prize pool of $1 Million – not a bad way to close out the year! 

Where to Watch ESL One Kuala Lumpur Dota 2

With the event being hosted by ESL, you can catch all the action on ESL Dota 2 channels. Currently, this includes their Twitch page as well as their YouTube channel

The above links only include the English-language broadcast. This event will be broadcast in multiple languages, including English, Russian, Portuguese, and Malay. You can find more information about those broadcasts here

ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 Favorites

If you’re looking to get some insight into the action ahead of time, you’ve come to the right place. Despite this being the last event of the year, teams will no doubt still be trying their hardest for the lion’s share of the $1 Million prize pool.

As such, there are two key favorites for this event – Gaimin Gladiators and Team Liquid. Both teams have been at the top of the Dota 2 world this year, with all three Major finals this year featuring these teams. Especially with other squads going for a rebuild, we should see Gaimin and Liquid as the frontrunners for this event.