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ESL One Germany 2020 Announced

Vignesh Raghuram
15/Sep/2020 04:06 pm

16 Teams will be competing for the Lion's Share of the $400,000 Prize Pool
Invites include Team Secret, OG , Nigma, Team Liquid, Virtus.Pro and more.
The tournament will take place from October 5th- November 1st 2020.

Just weeks after the conclusion of ESL One Thailand 2020, yet another ESL One tournament has been announced. This time the tournament will exclusively take place for the Europe and CIS region. The ESL One Germany 2020 Dota 2 tournament features a $400,000 prize pool and will see 16 teams compete in this event.

ESL One GermanyImage via ESL

The tournament will take place from October 5 - November 1.

RELATED:  TNC Predator Wins ESL One Thailand 2020: Asia


ESL One Germany 2020 - Online Tournament Details

Tournament Invites

12 teams have been directly invited to this tournament. 

Invited Teams:

  • Team Secret
  • OG
  • Nigma
  • Team Liquid
  • Alliance
  • Ninjas In Pyjamas
  • Virtus.Pro
  • Na’Vi
  • Vikin.GG
  • HellRaisers
  • FlyToMoon
  • To Be Announced

Prize Pool Distribution

The tournament features a $400,000 prize pool in total.

  • 1st Place - $150,000
  • 2nd Place - $80,000
  • 3rd Place - $45,000
  • 4th Place - $25,000
  • 5th - 6th Place - $15,500
  • 7th - 8th Place - $12,000
  • 9th - 11th Place - $7,500
  • 12th - 14th Place - $5,500
  • 15th - 16th Place - $3,500

Format and Schedule

The tournament will be held entirely online from October 5 to November 1.

There will be 3 phases for this tournament

  • Regional Qualifiers
  • Group Stages
  • Playoffs

Regional Qualifiers: 25 - 27 September (Friday - Sunday)

  • Eight teams will compete for four slots in ESL One Thailand 2020.
  • Of these eight, four teams will be directly invited to the regional qualifiers while two teams will make it through the Open Qualifiers. You can register for the qualifiers through the links below.

ESL One Thailand 2020 Europe Open Qualifier #1 Registration

ESL One Thailand 2020 Europe Open Qualifier #2 Registration


Group Stages: 5th - 20th October 2020

  • One pool of 16 teams
  • Swiss format
  • Five round of matches
  • Three wins to proceed to playoffs (a total of eight teams)

Playoffs: 23rd October - 1st November

  • Double-elimination bracket
  • All matches except Grand Final are Bo3
  • Grand Final is Bo5

RELATED:  It’s a Stomp! Team Secret Annihilate Alliance to Win ESL One Birmingham 2020 Online - Europe & CIS

Team Secret won the last ESL One tournament hosted in the European servers (ESL One Birmingham). The team has since not lost a single tournament they've taken part in. It will be interesting to see whether this tournament will witness their downfall. 


ESL One Germany 2020 might very well be one of the tournaments that Valve was referring to when it posted an update on the current competitive scene and the DPC.


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.