Luck shines for OG as they get to compete in the million dollar event.

OG will participate in the upcoming ESL One Birmingham, the tournament organizer has revealed today. The decision comes as 1Win was unable to secure visas to attend the event. Meanwhile, the next best team in the qualifiers was also unable to secure their visa, thereby paving the way for OG to attend.

Despite extending the visa deadline to 12:00 CEST yesterday for all teams, 1WIN were unable to field an eligible roster in time for ESL One Birmingham 2024 due to visa issues. The next EEU team in the qualifiers for the slot are also unable to attend for similar reasons. The next eligible team to be invited will be OG which came in second at the WEU qualifiers and have already confirmed their ability to enter the UK.

OG finished second in the ESL One Birmingham Closed qualifiers losing 1-3 to Tundra Esports in the Grand Finals. The team had a near-flawless performance through most of the bracket until they dropped a game to Entity. However, they won the series, before finally falling to Tundra Esports in the finals.

1win had qualified for the event through the Eastern Europe Closed qualifier. They had an early loss to Team Klee in the tournament, but the commendable lower bracket run saw them go through to qualification.

Which teams are participating in ESL One Birmingham 2024?

There are twelve teams taking part in ESL One Birmingham 2024. The teams are as follows:

  • Gaimin Gladiators [ESL Pro Tour Leaderbaroad]
  • BetBoom Team [ESL Pro Tour Leaderbaroad]
  • Xtreme Gaming [ESL Pro Tour Leaderbaroad]
  • Team Liquid [ESL Pro Tour Leaderbaroad]
  • Tundra Esports [Western Europe]
  • Team Spirit [Eastern Europe]
  • 1Win [Eastern Europe]
  • Team Falcons [MENA]
  • G2.ig [China]
  • Talon esports [Southeast Asia]
  • Shopify Rebellion [North America]
  • HEROIC [South America]

ESL One Birmingham kicks off on April 22 and will continue for seven days ending on the 28th. The tournament brings some of the best teams in competition fighting for a million-dollar prize pool. The winner receives $300,000 in prize money while the runners-up gets $175,000. The tournament's format involves a Group Stage followed by Playoffs, with the teams being whittled down through a double-elimination bracket.

For the fans who can't make it in person, the tournament will be broadcast live on various channels, including ESL Dota 2's Twitch and YouTube channels.

For those attending, the Resorts World Arena has specific policies in place, including bag size restrictions for security purposes and a cashless system for food and beverage purchases for convenience.

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