Dota 2 ESL One Germany 2020: First Round Results Are Pretty Much What You’d Expect

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2013-07-09
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The fights are on! ESL

The Dota 2 ESL One Germany 2020 is in full swing, with the first set of matches already complete. The results, so far, are what you would expect from the teams participating. That said, there is one surprise result, but we’ll talk about that later.

ESL One Germany 2020 is a Tier 2 tournament consisting of the top Dota 2 teams of the Europe and CIS regions. A total of 16 teams are fighting it out to get a large share of the $400,000 prize pool. One thing that makes this tournament stand out from the ones that came before it is that it doesn’t use a round robin format. Instead, it has a modified Swiss-system format for the Group Stage.

The first eight matches were played over the course of three days from October 5 to October 7. There’s going to be four more sets of games, resulting in five rounds for the Group Stage.

Top Teams Make It

Of the eight games played, seven had 2-0 scores. Many of these were from teams that you would expect to get wins. Team Secret, for example, pretty much stomped Tempo. Two-time TI Champion OG, meanwhile, took on Winstrike and managed to grab the victory in the first game. However, by the second game it was OG all the way.

Team Liquid also dominated mudgolems to claim the victory in two games. Other teams that did the same include Ninjas in Pyjamas, Natus Vincere, and Alliance.

While Vikin.gg did win against HellRaisers, they had to go the distance. This was because HellRaisers managed to get the win for the first game. While it initially appeared that HellRaisers would sweep the match, a team fight went in the favor of Vikin.gg, and the team didn’t look back. By the third game it appeared that HellRaisers lost steam as it was all Vikin.gg.

Former Champ Falls

The surprise of the first round was Team Nigma falling to Yellow Submarine. Nigma had slowly managed to get a small lead in the first game, only for YeS to grab the lead and win the game. The second game was a bit closer, but in the end it was still YeS that claimed the victory.

To be fair, Nigma is playing without their Team Captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi, who is still recovering from an injury.

Round 2 Matches

Let’s look at the matches for the second round, which is scheduled for October 9-11:

  • October 9
    • mudgolems vs Cyber Legacy
    • Team Nigma vs Tempo Esports
  • October 10
    • EXTREMUM vs 5men
    • OG vs Vikin.gg
    • Team Secret vs Yellow Submarine
  • October 11
    • HellRaisers vs WInstrike
    • Natus Vincere vs Team Liquid
    • Ninjas in Pyjamas vs Alliance

So who are you rooting for in this tournament? Let us know in the comments section below.

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