ESL One Germany announced with 16 teams from Europe and CIS
CMD368 – ESL One Germany will be the next big online tournament in the Dota 2 scene. With a total of 16 teams from Europe and CIS to battle it out for a share of $400,000. ESL One Germany will be played throughout the month of October till the first of November and with only four slots available for grabs via the regional qualifiers, it’ll definitely be one worth fighting for. The organizers have already confirmed the 11 teams that has been directly invited and have one more name to be announced at a sooner date.
These are the eleven teams that are directly invited to ESL One Germany:
- Team Secret
- Team Nigma
- Team Liquid
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Natus Vincere
We’re excited to announce #ESLOne Germany 2020 Online!
16 fantastic teams from EU and CIS will compete over four weeks for a prize pool of US$400,000 🤩
Join us from October 5th to find out who our champion will be!👑
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) September 15, 2020
ESL One Germany will begin on October 5th to November 1st and we will see the comeback for the rarely used group stage format in Dota 2 competitions. The 16 teams will start the battle in a Swiss format, 5 rounds of best-of-three matches, where 3 wins will grant a spot to the playoffs. However, only half of the participants will make the cut to the next stage as the playoff bracket will feature just eight squads. The playoff stage will be played in the traditional double elimination bracket format, best-of-three series and best-of-five grand finals.
The prize pool distribution for the ESL One Germany is as below:
-1st place: $150,000
-2nd place: $80,000
-3rd place: $45,000
-4th place: $25,000
-5th/6th place: $15,500
-7th/8th place: $12,000
-9th/11th place: $7,500
-12th/14th place: $5,500
-15th/16th place: $3,500
Meanwhile, the closed regional qualifiers will commence on September 25 – 27 with a total of eight teams competing for one of the four spots into the tournament. A total of four teams will receive invites for the closed regionals, while four more will join them via open brackets. The open qualifier will take place in two legs with unlimited slots for those who want to give it a shot.