Despite five teams withdrawing their participation, ESL One shows no sign of stopping as the magic eight is finally completed to compete in the ESL One Mumbai 2019 from April 16-21 at the NSCI Dome, India.
After five teams left the tournament due to DPC and schedule conflicts, only Na’Vi, Mineski, and Complexity are the ones who have been directly invited. On the other hand, The Pango emerged from the Europe qualifiers; Keen Gaming proved their experience as they represent the China region; TNC Pro Team showing their ESL expertise as they survive the SEA qualifiers; while the Minor underdogs Team Team will demonstrate their strength as the NA represent; and lastly, local team Signify will fight for the pride of India.
On April 16-19, the group stage will be played wherein top two from each group will advance to the playoffs’ upper bracket and each bottom two will play in the lower bracket. In a jampacked group, TNC, Na’Vi, Complexity, and Team Team will battle for the two slots in Group A, while Signify will be placed with much more experienced The Pango, Keen Gaming, and Mineski in Group B.
For the playoffs in April 19-21, Bo3 double elimination series will be played with the exception of the Grand Finals being a Bo5 series to give much more intense games for the live audience.
Even if it’s not part of the DPC, the announced prize pool will be $300k USD. Aside from that, the panel is star-studded with hosts Redeye, Eri Neeman, and SirActionSlacks; analysts and commentators such as TobiWan, Blitz, Capitalist, Kyle, Danog, and Purge.
Who do you think will win ESL One Mumbai 2019? Tell us in the comments and be on the look out for intense games from your favorite teams in this tournament.