We're excited to announce #ESLOne Germany 2020 Online!— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) September 15, 2020
16 fantastic teams from EU and CIS will compete over four weeks for a prize pool of US$400,000 🤩
Join us from October 5th to find out who our champion will be!👑
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The tournament is open to European and CIS teams and some of the top squads of the regions have been invited. Five slots are still open, one of them will be occupied by a pro team. The qualifiers for the remaining four squads will take place throughout late September.
After a swiss format group stage, eight of the teams advance to the playoffs of the ESL One. A best-of-three double-elimination bracket separates the good squads from the best ones until only two are left to challenge each other in the Grand Finals. The final series is in a best-of-five format which determines the ESL One Germany 2020 Online champion.
Usually, the ESL Germany takes place in a huge sports arena, such as the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt which is a soccer stadium, or the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg. This time, the event will be produced in a virtual studio. The organiser previously used this technique for their latest CS:GO-tournament ESL One: Cologne 2020.
Which team are you rooting for?
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