ESL One Germany 2020 kicks off today

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

ESL One Germany 2020, featuring 16 teams competing for the lion's share of the $400,000 prize pool, begins the group stage. 

The first day of the big EU/CIS event from ESL begins the group stage later today. As expected, the lineup of teams is top-notch and the competition is expected to be fierce with $400,000 on the line. 

The event is expected to fill the hunger of high-level gameplay but most are waiting to see if Team Secret will be able to pull out yet another 3:0 sweep in the grand finals. 


  • Participants
    • Eleven invited teams
      • Team Secret
      • OG
      • Team Nigma
      • Team Liquid
      • Alliance
      • NiP
      • Cyber Legacy
      • Na'Vi
      • Vikin.gg
      • Hellraisers
      • 5men
    • Five teams from a closed qualifier
      • Mudgolems
      • Winstrike
      • YeS
      • Extremum
      • Tempo Esports
  • Group Stage - October 5th - October 20th, 2020
    • One pool of 16 teams
    • Modified Swiss-system format (teams will stop playing after 3 wins or 3 losses)
    • Five round of matches
    • Teams never play an opponent twice
    • Three wins to proceed to playoffs (a total of eight teams)
  • Playoffs - October 23rd - November 1st, 2020
    • Double-elimination bracket
    • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo5

Prize Pool

The $400,000 prize pool is expected to be distributed as indicated below:

Place $ USD Team
1st $150,000  TBD
2nd $80,000  TBD
3rd $45,000  TBD
4th $25,000  TBD
5th-6th $15,500  TBD
7th-8th $12,000  TBD
9th-11th $7,500  TBD
12th-14th $5,500  TBD
15th-16th $3,500  TBD


If you are interested in streaming the event, make sure you are up to date with the guidelines now set for streamers!



Will Team Secret take the trophy with a 3:0 sweep?

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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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