ESL One DPC CIS Overview
ESL One CIS is one of the six official Dota Pro Circuit Leagues in 2021. The tournament covers the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region.
The tournament will be held between 18th January and 26 February with a prize pool of $280,000 divided unequal for the two divisions: $205,000 for the Upper Division and $75,000 for the Lower Division.
The event will be held between 18th January and 26 February for the Lower Division and between 20th January and 26th February for Upper Division.
ESL One DPC CIS Format
The Upper Division
From the 8 teams that are participating in the ESL One CIS Online Season 1 Upper Division, 4 of them are invited and the other 4 come from the Decider Tournament.
The matches are Bo3 and they are played as a single round-robin.
First place team is qualified to the Major Playoffs and the 2nd place team is qualified to the Major Group Stage. 3rd and 4th place teams are qualified to the Major Wild Card
Bottom two teams get relegated to the Lower Division of Season 2 and the remaining teams are maintained in the current division for Season 2.
The Lower Division
From the 8 teams that are participating in the ESL One CIS Lower Division, 4 of them come from the open qualifiers and 4 come from the Decider Tournament.
All of the matches are Bo3 and are played as a single round-robin.
First two teams get qualified to the Upper Division of Season 2. Bottom two teams are eliminated and the remaining teams are maintained in the current division for Season 2.
Upper and Lowe Division Prize Pools
The prize pool for this event is $280,000 divided as seen below:
The total prize pool for the Upper Division is $205,000 US dollars. Teams participating in the Upper division will also share 1,150 Dota Pro Circuit Points.
- 1st place – $30,000
- 2nd place -$28,000
- 3rd place – $27,000
- 4th place – $26,000
- 5th place – $25,000
- 6th place – $24,000
- 7th place – $23,000
- 8th place – $22,000
The Lower Division has a prize pool of $75,000
- 1st place – $17,000
- 2nd place – $16,000
- 3rd place – $15,000
- 4th place – $11,000
- 5th place – $9,000
- 6th place – $7,000
Teams participating in ESL One DPC CIS Online Season 1
The teams from Upper Division that were directly invited are: Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, Team Spirit, Live to Win, and Team Empire, NoTechies, EXTREMUM and Team Unique qualified from the Decider Tournament.
For the Lower Division B8, Winstrike Team, HellRaisers, Gambit Esports are the teams qualified from the Decider Tournament and PuckChamp , Imperial Pro Gaming, VP.Prodigy and XactJlepbl are the 4 teams from the Open Qualifiers.