ESL One Katowice – Grand Final

Grand-Final | Virtus.pro Vs. Vici Gaming

Greetings! Today I will tell you about the Grand final of ESL One Katowice Major. Two teams will participate for 400 thousand dollars and 750 Dota Pro Circuit points. These teams are:

  • Virtus.pro
  • Vici Gaming

In this tournament, these teams are already meet on the battlefield and Chinese team crushed Russian Bears. Could famous “China Slayers” and “The last hope of the CIS region” win against Vici Gaming and claim the reward for the 1st place? I want to remind that the champions of the last Major from ESL in Hamburg were Virtus.pro.


There were 4 beautiful games where Russian bears – Virtus.pro showed a great team play and their perfect knowledge of the game. The “Chinese Slayers” protected their title and overcome Vici Gaming with the 3-1 score.


Results of the ESL One Katowice Major:

  • 1. Virtus.pro – $400.000 and 750 DPC points;
  • 2. Vici Gaming – $200.000 and 450 DPC points;
  • 3. Team Liquid – $120.000 and 225 DPC points;
  • 4. Fnatic – $80.000 and 75 DPC points;
  • 5-6. Team Secret and Evil Geniuses – $50.000;
  • 7-8. OG and Newbee – $20.000;
  • 9-12. Mineski / Optic Gaming / Team Kinguin / LGD gaming – $10.000;
  • 13-16. Effect / compLexite Gaming / Infamous / Natus Vincere – $5.000.


ESL summer 2016

ESL HotS Regional

ESL Heroes of the Storm Global Championship, Summer 2016 season.

ESL summer 2016

North American Regional taking place this week and the composition of Tempo Storm (HotS team) got the right to participate. 1 June 2016, players flew to Burbank, California, to take part in competitions.

After arriving at the international airport of Los Angeles, ESL has provided to players a private transportation to the hotel. Unfortunately, many arrived in the evening, so the players had to meet with the infamous traffic of Los Angeles.

The next day, the whole team woke up early in the morning to go to the area that was set aside for ESL practice.

Make-up players at ESL

After the first game, the participants went to the photo session to ESL could choose players pictures for broadcast. This time they hired a make-up artists, probably wanted to make sure that the players look in the best way.

Finally Friday

The first day of competitive games. In previous tournaments, ESL was trying to fit everything into two days. It was uncomfortable for both players and personal, as the game went too long, and the work day was about 14 hours. To avoid this, they divided the tournament for 3 days and had planned to start the group stage on Friday.

ESL work place

Due to the fact that the game has no built-in draft mode, players have to use third-party sites. Unfortunately, this site does not work too well. Tournament administrators sent to the teams a various references to the drafts, both teams pressed it quickly, and began to wait.

ESL tach issue

After the timer counted a few hundred seconds, administrator became suspicious and went to the Naventic room , to check his guesses. What have he seen? They were sitting and waiting for another team, and their opponents do the same.


In general, the championship was exciting, if we forget all the technical flaws in the beginning. All teams played at a decent level and showed the beautiful game.

One of the brightiest matches of this championship:

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