Dota 2 Elite League Overview – Teams, Date,Prize Pool & More

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Dota 2 Elite League Overview – Teams, Date,Prize Pool & More

Elite League is a Dota 2 tournament that will be worth watching, so let’s learn more about it We will go over everything.

The Dota 2 eSports scene in 2024 seems very interesting because there is yet another big tournament we will have the chance to follow. Elite League is an event that will feature 24 teams from every region around the world. With a prize pool of $960,000, this is one of the biggest tournaments we have seen in a while.

The Dota 2 Elite League is definitely an event worth watching, so let’s go over everything you need to know about it.

Elite League Dota 2  Format and Date

Starting with the dates, this will be an online tournament that will begin on March 31 and will end on April 15. Organized by FiSSURE and ESB, the league will be played on European servers. 

In terms of the format, we have a lot to cover. Starting with the participants, 10 of them received a s lot from the closed qualifiers, whereas 6 of them received invitations. The other 8 also received an invitation, but they are placed in Group Stage 2.

Speaking of the devil, we will have two group stages. The first one begins on March 31 and will last until April 4. We will have one modified swiss-system of sixteen teams, where all matches are Bo3. In the end, the top 8 will advance to the second group stage, whereas the remaining teams will be eliminated.

When it is time for Group Stage 2, the matches here will be Bo2, and there will be two single round-robin groups of 8 teams. The top two from each group will go to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs, whereas the 3rd and 4th teams will advance to the Lower Bracket. The rest are out of the event.

Finally, we have the Playoffs, which will begin on April 13 and last until April 15. There will be a double-elimination bracket with Bo3 matches and a Bo5 Grand Final.

Elite League Prize Pool

When it comes down to the Dota 2 Elite League prize pool, the total amount is $960,000, which is really impressive. In fact, this will be one of the Dota 2 tournaments with the biggest prize pools in 2024. Here is its distribution:

  • 1st – $300,000
  • 2nd – $150,000
  • 3rd – $80,000
  • 4th – $50,000
  • 5th-6th – $40,000
  • 7th-8th – $30,000
  • 9th-10th – $20,000
  • 11th-12th – $20,000
  • 13th-14th -$20,000
  • 15th-16th – $20,000
  • 17th-19th – $10,000
  • 20th-22th – $10,000
  • 23rd-24th – $10,000

Elite League Teams & Groups

Considering the jaw-dropping Dota 2 Elite League prize pool, it’s no surprise that some of the best Dota 2 teams will be at this event. As mentioned, there are 24 teams in total, but these 8 received a direct invitation:

  • Team Falcons
  • Xtreme Gaming
  • Azure Ray
  • LGD Gaming
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • BetBoom Team
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Spirit

Aside from these 8, we had the chance to watch some of the other best squads in the Elite League qualifiers. Now that all of them are over, here are the remaining squads that will be a part of the tournament:

  • OG
  • Aurora
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • Tundra Esports
  • PSG Quest
  • Entity
  • Virtus.Pro
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • KEV
  • 9Pandas
  • Rest Farmers
  • BOOM Esports
  • Talon Esports
  • Nouns
  • Blacklist International

Elite League Dota 2 Predictions

Before sharing some information about the Elite League Dota 2 predictions, it is worth pointing out that we expect to see a massive patch really soon. If you have taken a look at our Dota 2 Crownfall Wishlist, the new pact will definitely bring a lot of changes to some of the heroes and items we are used to seeing now. This may cause a change in the balance of power, but we believe that the teams you are about to see will continue to dominate.

Team Falcons

No one expected Team Falcons to be so dominant, but it is safe to say that the team is one of the best in the world right now. Team Falcons dominated at DreamLeague Season 22 and won the tournament, but that’s not all. The squad also won the last 2 big events before that, which means that it is on an excellent streak and will try to continue its dominance. 

By the looks of it, Team Falcons know how to adapt to the new changes and make the most of them. They are among the teams that received a direct invitation, so people will definitely pay attention to it.

Team Spirit

Even though 2024 has not been that good for Team Spirit so far, there is no arguing Yatoro and the rest are among the best in the world. Team Spirit is the current TI winner, and it has a lot more experience than other names, including Team Falcons. Consequently, Dota 2 fans believe that this squad can win the Elite League Dota 2 and get the big prize.

At DreamLeague Season 22, Team Spirit survived both Group Stages, but it was unable to defeat Xtreme Gaming. Hopefully, the squad will step up its game and show that Eastern Europe is one of the best regions right now.

BetBoom Team

Judging by BetBoom Team’s performance at DreamLeague Season 22 and its overall results, there is no arguing it is one of the names that deserves more attention. This team has been really good recently and reached the finals of the last big event. Even though it was unable to win, BB Team proved it can cope with the pressure, so we expect it to shine at the Dota 2 Elite League.


Elite League will be one of the events worth following, so make sure to check our site regularly. We will provide you with more information about the tournament once it becomes available. 

Dota 2 Elite League Overview – Teams, Date,Prize Pool & More
Zlosterr has been a fan of esports for many years and mainly focuses on Dota 2. He has more than five years of experience writing Dota 2 content for numerous platforms. Besides being a passionate fan of the game, he's also played for various amateur teams.