UPDATE FROM ESL
LA and Birmingham
ESL has announced the changes that will take place on LA and Birmingham competitions. In short:
Both tournaments will be played and broadcasted online starting with ESL One Los Angeles 2020 kicking off later this week on March 28 with five regional online leagues. Each region will feature top teams playing it out in a round-robin stage followed by playoffs.
For the EU/CIS regions, we have entered into a multi-year agreement with Maincast, and are teaming up to organize these regions, increasing both prize pools to $375.000 for ESL One Los Angeles and $335.000 for ESL One Birmingham in total.
We were also looking forward to bringing up and coming Dota 2 players to the main stages of both competitions as part of ESL Academy. To ensure the health and safety of coaches, players and fans, we will unfortunately be canceling ESL Academy events and activities going forward through 2020.
In the link above you can find additional information regarding refunds.