The ESL One Mumbai is one of the biggest LAN events in Dota 2 for India. The tournament is an ESL One Event and will feature a prize pool of $300,000. It is a big step forward for esports in the country.
ESL One Mumbai takes place to form the 19th to 21st on the Main Stage at NSCI Dome in Mumbai. It will feature a total of sixteen teams in attendance at the event.
Seven of these teams will receive direct invites to the tournament. With the closed qualifiers coming closer, we expect more information to come regarding this event. He first team to be invited to ESL One Mumbai is the Ninjas in Pyjamas. The Swedish organization is a recent entry [ re-entry ] into Dota 2 when they picked up the PPD led team.
— Ninjas in Pyjamas (@NIP) February 16, 2019
NIP is currently placed 5th in the Dota Pro Circuit and has a realistic chance of qualifying for TI9 in Shanghai.
🇮🇳 We promised, and now we'll deliver! The first team to be invited to #ESLOne Mumbai 2019 is @NiPGaming! We can't wait to see what they'll achieve at Mumbai's first ever Dota 2 event! https://t.co/Kf6gkpr7ep pic.twitter.com/cmMOkuCxl9
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) February 16, 2019
We can’t wait to bring ESL One to a completely new location – especially since this will mark the first big Dota 2 tournament in India. We see great potential in the Indian esports market and are looking forward to further foster the growth of the local scene together with our partner NODWIN Gaming.
Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL.
The Ninjas in Pyjamas recently finished second in the WePlay! Dota 2 Valentine Madness taking home $20,000. They lost 1-3 to Gambit Gaming in the Grand finals. ESL One Mumbai tickets are currently on sale here. The tickets are priced in various tiers. There will be signing sessions, cosplay competitions as well as food stalls at the venue.