Alliance secures another podium finish at ESL One Hamburg 2019

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

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Alliance is already slated for a top 3 finish at ESL One Hamburg 2019 heading into the final day after they overpowered beastcoast 2:1.

Signing the new Adrian "Fata" Trinks stack at the start of the season has paid off in multiples for Alliance already. The new team is already two-for-two in top 3 finishes, having just come off a title win at DreamLeague Season 12 one week ago. Now they are guaranteed another top finish heading into the last day of ESL One Hamburg 2019. 

With Fata at the helm, making the in-game calls and putting all of his game sense and experience into leading the team, the squad typically seems to be in sync with clean rotations and fluid movements. Nikolay "Nikobaby" Nikolov has reached insta-stardom with his thrilling, and often flashy plays.  

The team is intense, bold and filled with sky-high potential. 

After being swept by TNC Predator in the upper brackets 2:0, Alliance started knocking out teams left and right. They overpowered Virtus.pro 2:1 and then did the same to beastcoast. 

Seeking to emulate their moment of glory just last week, Alliance will no doubt but on a show-stopping performance in the lower bracket finals against Gambit so that they seek revenge against the undisputed alpha of the event — TNC Predator in the grand finals. 

Regardless of the outcome later today, Alliance has a strong shot at securing some significant DPC points at MDL Chengdu Major next month. 

Upper Bracket

Round 3 - Best of 3

Lower Bracket


ESL One Hamburg 2019 Teams

Russia Virtus.pro
Philippines TNC Predator
China Vici Gaming
Sweden NiP
Europe Team Liquid
Peru beastcoast
United States Quincy Crew
CIS Gambit
Europe Vikin.gg
United States Fighting Pandas
Europe Wind and Rain 
Sweden Alliance

ESL One Hamburg 2019 Format

  • Group Stage
    • Will be played from October 22-24
    • Two groups, six teams each
    • Bo2 round robin
    • Top two teams advance to the Upper Bracket of the playoffs
    • 3rd and 4th placed teams advance to the Lower Bracket
    • Bottom two teams from either group are eliminated
    • Tiebreaker rules apply in order:
      1. Direct points between tied teams
      2. Neustadtl Score (Explanation)
      3. Number of wins overall
      4. Number of wins between tied teams
      5. Time coefficient
      6. Coin toss
  • Playoffs
    • First round of the Upper Bracket will be played on October 24th
    • The rest of the playoffs will be held at the Barclaycard Arena from October 25 to October 27 in front of a live audience
    • Double Elimination
    • Except grand finals, All games are played in Bo3 Series
    • Grand finals are played in a Bo5 Series

ESL One Hamburg 2019 Prize Pool

ESL One Hamburg 2019 boasts a $300,000 prize pool distributed between all 12 teams in the following way:

1st place - $125,000
2nd place - $65,000
3rd place - $35,000
4th place - $20,000 - beastcoast
5-6th place - $12,000 - ViCi Gaming/Virtus.pro
7-8th place - $7,500 - NiP/WaR
9-10th place - $5,000 - Fighting Pandas/Quincy Crew
11-12th place - $3,000 - Team Liquid/Vikin.gg

ESL One Hamburg 2019

ESL One Hamburg 2019 is taking place between October 22-27th, as12 teams battle each other for a $300,000 prize pool. 


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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2


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