ESL One Germany 2020 brings the long-anticipated return of Dota 2 to the calendar, with the schedule set to get under way on October 5.
Sixteen teams are in action to contest the $400,000 prize pool with the tournament being played online. With the absence of The International and no Dota Pro Circuit because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Dota 2 calendar has been sparse during most of 2020.
But ESL One Germany brings the barren spell to an end, with the likes of Team Secret, OG, Nigma and Team Liquid in action.
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ESL One Germany 2020 schedule
The ESL One Germany schedule runs from Monday, October 5, to Sunday, November 1.
The group stage ends on October 20, when eight teams proceed to the playoffs.
The group stage is a modified Swiss format, where teams cannot meet more than once. A team needs three wins to progress to the playoffs.
The ESL One Germany playoff bracket is double-elimination format.All matches are best of three, except for the grand final, which is best of five.
The full ESL One Germany schedule is as follows:
ESL One Germany predictions - who's favourite?
Team Secret are the strong favourites to win ESL One Germany Dota 2. Puppey's boys are 1.41, with second-favourites OG as long as 6.50. That means a winning €10 bet on OG would return €65.
ESL One Germany winner odds at time of publishing:
- Team Secret 1.41
- OG 6.50
- Nigma 7.50
- Alliance 9.50
- Team Liquid 11.00
- Na'Vi 11.00
- ViKin.gg 31.00
- Cyber Legacy 46.00
- NIP 46.00
- 5men 56.00
- HellRaisers 81.00
- Mudgolems 96.00
- Yellow Submarine 176.00
- EXTREMUM 226.00
- Tempo 226.00
ESL One Germany teams
The expected rosters for the ESL One Germany teams are as follows
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