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Team Liquid take the ESL One Germany 2020 championship title

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Team Liquid bested Na'Vi in the grand finals of ESL One Germany 2020 to gain their first title under the Liquid banner. 

The shot heard around the world was when Team Liquid swept through Team Secret 2:0 in the lower brackets to eliminate the eight-time (consecutive, by the way) champions of all things EU. 

That feat was enough to go down in the Dota 2 2020 online history books, but it wasn't enough for Team Liquid. 

After taking down the EU giants, they continued to dominate the lower brackets and find their spot in the grand finals. There, they continued to overpower their opponents as they were able to outlast and outplay Natus Vincere 3:1. 

In addition, Aydin "iNSaNiA" Sarkohi, Team Liquid support player and captain, was voted as MVP and is now the proud owner of a new Mercedes. 

Just over one year ago, in time for the new DPC 2020 season, Team Liquid signed their new roster. They picked up the five-man squad that made up Alliance during the entire DPC 2018-2019 season and TI9. The former Alliance roster split ways with the organization just one week before citing the players had 'a desire to try a new environment'.

This is their first title together under the Team Liquid banner. 

Format

  • 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  Team Liquid
2nd $80,000  Natus Vincere
3rd $45,000  Mudgolems
4th $25,000  Team Secret
5th-6th $15,500  Vikin.gg
 Alliance
7th-8th $12,000  Team Nigma
 OG
9th-11th $7,500  Yellow Submarine
 Ninjas in Pyjamas
 5men
12th-14th $5,500  Winstrike
HellRaisers
 Cyber Legacy
15th-16th $3,500 EXTREMUM
 Tempo Esports

 

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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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