ESL One events never fail to entertain. Perhaps because they’re not tied to the rest of the DPC season, teams often feel willing to take risks in picks and try out heroes they may not break out later in the year.
ESL One Hamburg 2019 Dota 2 organizers held the group stage draw
Alliance, beastcoast, Fighting Pandas, Vici Gaming, Vikin.gg and Virtus. Pro round out Group A.
Gambit Esports, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, TNC Predator, Wind and Rain and Quincy Crew came out of the dust-up that was Group B, and they’ll have the final say in who advances to the Upper Bracket.
Gambit Esports will start the tournament with a match against WaR. It is scheduled for October 22nd. Virtus.pro will play its first game on October 22 against Vici Gaming.
You can follow the schedule on our site
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Mercedes-Benz celebrates two years of partnership with ESL
When the partnership between Mercedes-Benz and the ESL started, the Stuttgart brand established the Mercedes-Benz Most Valuable Player (MVP), a format in which the fans and a jury of experts determine the best player in the tournament via an online poll. At ESL One Hamburg the prize will again be handed over to the MVP by a cosplayer. The best player of ESL One Hamburg 2019 Dota 2 will receive a certificate for the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz car in the amount of € 50,000.
The best player is chosen by viewers and analysts by voting. In the final vote count, fans and experts determine the MVP for 40 and 60%, respectively.
The first MVP of the series tournaments was the support of Virtus.pro – Alexey “Solo” Berezin. In addition to this, Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan, Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko, Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg, Yun Min “Febby” Kim and others received this title. The best player of the last championship was Team Secret captain – Clement “Puppey” Ivanov.
ESL One Hamburg 2019 will be held October 22–27 in Germany. The tournament will feature 12 teams and the prize pool of the competition will be $ 300,000.
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