The third DPC Major of the season was confirmed just as the competition really began to heat up in Chengdu. ESL will be bringing the Dota 2 action to Hollywood as Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium.
In many ways, this announcement marks a return to form: no Major was hosted under the ESL One umbrella in the previous DPC season and it’s been three years since the last such event on North American soil. The last ESL-hosted DPC event was ESL One Katowice 2018, Poland’s first-ever Dota Major, which was won by Virtus.pro.
Once again, ESL aims to break new ground with this endeavor. The official press release touts Los Angeles’ role in the global entertainment industry and the unique nature of the event, quoting Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President of Product at ESL.
"We are finally bringing our ESL Dota 2 flagship competition to the US West Coast for the first time and we are proud to deliver world-class Dota 2 action to the local community. With ESL One Los Angeles, we will put a stake in the ground to engage the US-based Dota 2 community and introduce one of our most iconic tournaments to a new location: the Shrine Auditorium conveying an absolute unique feel.”
The event is scheduled to take place between March 15 and 22.