Viime viikolla raportoitiin, että Britannia saa suuren mittaluokan Dota 2 -turnauksen nimeltä ESL One Birmingham tulevana toukokuuna. Gamereactor jutteli taannoin ESL UK:n Chief Operating Officerin Rob Blackin kanssa turnauksen merkityksestä. Hänen mukaansa merkitys on suuri, ja se saattaa toimia "inspiraationa" myös jatkoa ajatellen.
"I think in the last couple of years, or maybe four, five years, we've been building in the industry [...] to create a platform for players and teams to excel and become world stars, and we're just starting to see the fruits of the labour there with a few players," he said. "We had a couple of guys who won the ESL UK Premiership for League of Legends a couple of years ago that just went to Worlds last October, and I think, you know, from the UK esports point of view, having a huge, tentpole, mega event like ESL One come to Birmingham is... really it's like an inspirational piece. And really we want to be able to show gamers in the UK that this is where you can be, at the top of the game right now, and if you put in hard work then you can be a star."