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ESL One Birmingham receives backing and funding from the UK government

A portion of the Commonwealth Games legacy funding has been allocated to the esports event.

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The UK government and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has announced that it will be allocating a portion of the Commonwealth Games legacy funding to the upcoming ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 tournament. Set to be held in April, between the 22nd and the 28th, and at the Resorts World Arena, the tournament is being supported with a further £145,000.

The money comes from a funding initiative that totalled £3 million, and will even see funding distributed to a SuperDome esports tournament that will be held in Solihull between September 5-8. That event will receive £250,000 to ensure its success.

Speaking about the fund and how it will help support events in the region, Andy Street, mayor of the West Midlands and WMCA chair, said, "Collectively, this backing will bring in hundreds of thousands of people to our region, give a welcome boost to local businesses and provide valuable jobs and volunteering opportunities for local people. I look forward to seeing the difference this support makes on the ground and celebrating all that is great about the West Midlands in the months and years ahead."

ESL One Birmingham will see 12 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world competing for a share of a $1 million prize pool, when it takes place in a few months.

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