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.
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
- Livestreams available
Format & Schedule
Not much is known at this point about the format. What we know for sure is 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.
ESL One Hamburg Major 2017 – Bets and Odds
Invited Teams & Players
- Team Liquid: MATUMBAMAN, Miracle-, MinD_ContRoL, GH, KuroKy
- Newbee: Moogy, Sccc, Kpii, Faith, Kaka
Qualified Teams & Players