Caster Vladimir Maelstorm Kuzminov talked about the new EPT rating system, which ESL will use to send invites to EPT Season 2 tournaments. Vladimir shared the information in his Telegram channel.
Maelstorm noted the importance of the new system, because it will directly affect which teams will receive direct invites to ESL tournaments. But for the nearest event of the organization, ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, invitations were sent out according to the place in the standings of The International 2023.
This is a very important ranking. It is on this ranking will be distributed invites to further tournaments, and only the top 4 teams will be invited directly to the next 3 tournaments. Naturally after each of which the rating will be updated. For this tournament, as an exception, due to the special importance of TI and the blurriness of the rating, invites were issued by playstyle at TI, which is also strange.
Vladimir also talked about the risk for Team Spirit not getting an invite to the first tournament of the season in 2024, DreamLeague Season 22. The team has points for exactly 4th place in the table, and ESL has not yet specified what it will do in such a case.
Team Spirit has questionable chances to get an invitation to DreamLeague S22 (the next EPT event), as they have exactly the same number of points as the 4th place and I didn't find in the rollbook what they will do in this case. I think they will look at some additional indicators.
In addition to the ranking table, teams will still have the opportunity to get to the tournament through closed qualification in their region, but there are changes here as well. Now before each tournament the "average strength of the region" will be calculated and based on this value a decision will be made to give an additional slot for the region.
One team from each region will be selected through the quals, but at each tournament the average strength of the region will be calculated and an extra slot will be given based on this value, so it is as important as possible for the teams in the region to perform well as other teams from the region.
The first three tournaments of the season in 2024 (DreamLeague Season 22, ESL One Europe and DreamLeague Season 23) will be of key importance, because according to their results will be selected participants for the Riyadh Masters 2024, summarized Kuzminov. Recall that in July 2024 will be held at the moment unannounced tournament, according to rumors it will be a new tournament series Riyadh Masters, which will be an event with the largest prize pool in the history of Dota.
And it is the next three tournaments, not counting this ESL will be of key importance, because after them, most likely, will go Riyadh masters with the largest prize pool in the history of Dota, if you believe the rumors. And it's before them that it's most important to get those points.
The next EPT Season 2 event, ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, will be held December 11-17 in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. 12 teams will compete for a prize pool of 1 million dollars. Gaimin Gladiators, LGD Gaming, and Azure Ray have received direct invites to the tournament.
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