The organizers of ESL One Birmingham 2018 have told about new details of the qualifiers to their tournament - the open qualifiers start on April 14 in each of the main Dota 2 regions and the top 2 teams, according to their results, will advance to the closed qualifiers.
See also: 5 Anchors No Captain disbanded.
Eight teams will play in the closed qualifiers, six of which will be invited directly. The dates of the closed qualifying round and the distribution of slots (Time is listed as CEST):
- April 19, 06:00 - China (1 slot)
- April 19, 11:00 - Southeast Asia (1 slot)
- April 19, 16:00 - CIS (1 slot)
- April 19, 17:00 - Europe (1 slot)
- April 19, 22:00 - South America (1 slot)
- April 20, 02:00 - North America (1 slot)