Great britain is the first Dota 2 tournament wants to “provide inspiration” for the fans of the united kingdom, organizers say.
The event, which takes place in Birmingham this weekend, to see teams from around the world compete for a $1 million (£750,000) prize pool.
There are only a few top-level British players of the game, but the tickets for the event sold out in 24 hours.
James Dean, event organizer of ESL, said: “we are waiting for the great deal of inspiration to the uk community.”
He hopes that seeing the best players in the world up close and personal will help lead to more uk-based players to compete at the top level.
He told Newsbeat: “If there’s a full uk team in the list, the event would have more of a significant impact and that is exciting.
“On the international scene there are very few PC teams of e-sports that are British, but that is slowly changing.
“We’re finding that the uk-based players are getting there, but not a full British team yet.”
Based on console games such as Call of Duty, FIFA and Halo has more British representation at the top level of esports events.
British team Splyce came to the end of the Call of Duty World League in 2016, for example.
James says that ESL is working to grow the uk scene of esports for console and PC gamers.
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James says: “This really means a great achievement for the united kingdom.
“We finally purchased an ESL One of the most important events that the ESL armies all over the world, here.”
He says that the event will have a “significant impact in all the world” because it is a major tournament supported by Valve – the creators of the game.
“We have also launched in the central region, in place of the usual location, which is London.”
This major is a qualifying tournament for Dota 2, the biggest event in a call to The International community.
That is often called the largest e-sports event in the world, with a prize of $24m (about £18.5 m).
The online battle arena game is one of the most popular in the world, with millions of players from all over the world.
It is considered one of the big three esports next to the League of Legends and CS:GO.
Some of the tournaments of the action, which began on Friday, is shown on the BBC Three channel on the iPlayer.
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