The ESL One Major in Hamburg is happening at the end of October and is one of the first tournaments to happen after the big The International 2017 in Dota 2. After being held in Frankfurt for three years, organizer ESL have decided to move the tournament for the first time to the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg. Not much can be said about the participating teams at this point in time, only the number is known: 8 teams will be participating. It is very likely that there will be a few directly invited as well as a qualfication for the tournament. With a prizepool of $1,000,000 it may not be as big as the largest tournaments have but nonetheless the winner team will take half of that prizemoney home. There will be livestreams, as is customary in Dota 2 tournaments, and the big esport betting sites will release their bets and odds beforehand. This is the first tournament in Valve's new competetive season which will feature Pro Circuit Points. These determine which teams will get invited to The International 2018.
Update: 08/03: The ESL One in Hamburg has received Major status! It will be the first Major after The International 2017 and the second one in Germany.
Facts – ESL One Hamburg Major 2017 Dota 2
- Date: 10/26/2017 – 10/29/2017
- Location: Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
- Prizepool: $1,000,000
- Teams: 8
- Invited: 2
- Qualified: 6
- Online Qualifiers
- Offline Playoffs
- Organizer: ESL, Valve
- Pro Circuit Points: 1500
- Livestreams available
- Betting Odds available
Prize Pool Distribution
|Place||Prize USD||DPC Points||Team|
| Runner Up
||$ 200,000||450||Team Secret|
|5th-6th||$ 40,000||–||Evil Geniuses|
Format & Schedule
The 8 participating teams will be seperated into two groups at the ESL One in Hamburg and play against each other. The two best teams from each group will advance into the playoffs, while the bottom two teams will not be able to play in this tournament. In addition there will be online qualifier for the teams and the actual tournament will be played offline in the Barclaycard Arena. Two teams are directly invited, the teams from the grand finale of TI7: Team Liquid and Newbee. The remaining spots are for the teams from qualifiers. 8 teams will be participating in the ESL One Hamburg Major 2017.
Playoffs – ESL One Hamburgo 2017
Semifinals #1: Virtus.pro vs. Newbee 2 : 1
Start Time: October 29th, 04:00 AM PDT / 07:00 AM EDT / 12:00 CET
Semifinal #2: Team Secret vs. Team Liquid 2 : 1
Start Time: October 29th, 07:30 AM PDT / 10:30 AM EDT / 15:30 CET
Grand Final: Virtus.pro vs. Team Secret 2 : 0
Start Time: October 29th, 11:30 AM PDT / 02:30 PM EDT / 19:30 CET
ESL One Hamburg – Group Stage
As mentioned the teams will be seperated into two groups at the ESL One Major in Hamburg 2017. The two best teams from each group will advance into the playoffs, where they will face the other teams that had a good group stage.
|GROUP A | Standings
|GROUP B | Standings
|2.|| Team Liquid
Now that all spots are filled and the remaining teams have qualified themselves we know the full lineup for the ESL One Hamburg Major 2017. Almost simultaneously the big sites for betting on esports. above all bet365, have released their first bets and odds. As the tournament is still quite a ways away we only have access to two Dota 2 bets: to win outright and to reach the final. But that will change once the start of the tournament draws closer. In addition any odds are subject to change still and will be until the book closes.
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Invited Teams & Players
- Team Liquid: MATUMBAMAN, Miracle-, MinD_ContRoL, GH, KuroKy
- Newbee: Moogy, Sccc, Kpii, Faith, Kaka
Qualified Teams & Players
- Team Secret: Ace, MidOne, Fata, YapzOr, Puppey
- Virtus.pro: RAMZES666, No[o]ne, 9pasha, Lil, Solo
- Keen Gaming: zhizhizhi, 荧, dark, 佞, rong
- Fnatic: EternaLEnVy, Xcalibur, Ohaiyo, DJ, pieliedie.
- Evil Geniuses: Arteezy, Suma1L, UNiVeRsE, Cr1t-, Fear
- SG e-sports: FuckinEh, 4dr, Liposa, Bardo, Thiolicor