23 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018

ESL One Hamburg 2018

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Prize Pool

  1. 1. $300,000

Electronic Sports League will be organising a Dota 2 tournament, ESL One Hamburg 2018. The match will take place between 23rd till 28th October at the Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg in Germany. Twelve professional teams will get to participate in this event, playing their best strategies in the hopes of winning their share from a total prize pool of $300K.

ESL One Hamburg will  be a celebration of all that is Dota 2, where you will get to see talented pro players compete against each other on the big stage. Fans like you from around the world will get to support your favourite teams sharing the emotions. A whole weekend dedicated to great battles, cosplay activities, signing sessions and so much more.    


Another excellent opportunity for all gamers would be the You vs Pro tournaments at ESL One Hamburg 2018. This time around gaming enthusiasts could have the chance of a lifetime to compete against the pro player Matumbaman from Team Liquid which will be streamed live on Facebook.


Last year’s ESL One Hamburg 2017, the grand final featured Virtus. Pro who dominated the match over Team Secret to win a score of 2-0. VP walked out with their heads held high claiming their fantastic reward of $500K while Secret take home $200K as the second runner-up.  

ESL one Hamburg 17

The eight professional teams that received direct invitations to participate include Evil Geniuses, Forward Gaming, Mineski, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Pain Gaming, Team Secret, Virtus. Pro and Vici Gaming. While four remaining units had to go through the regional qualifiers in Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia to acquire their place at the ESL One Hamburg 2018.


All twelve teams will kick off the esports event in the Group Stage, divided into two groups of six. The two squads that rank the lowest will face elimination. However, the best eight dota 2 teams will advance to the Playoffs, entertaining esports fans with breathtaking moments while also making memories.  


Some Dota 2 teams you should watch at ESL One Hamburg 2018.



Representing Southeast Asia is the Dota team Mineski who was the fourth to receive a direct invitation. Their great accomplishment this year was winning the Dota 2 Asia Championships, beating PSG.LGD with a score of 3-2.  After The International 8 took place, Mineski signed on three players, former Newbee player Damien 'kpii' Chok, Kim 'Febby' Yong-Min and Thiay 'JT-' Jun Wen who will help their squad their gaming levels to new heights. Will Mineski pick up their game to beat some of the top teams?


Team Secret

Team Secret dota

Competing with a new roster, Team Secret have the chance to show the world their gaming strengths and so much more. Two players, Ludwig 'Zai' Wåhlberg and Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov won their last win together at ESL One Frankfurt back in 2015 defeating Evil Geniuses in the Grand Finals. With promising new superstar players that form Team Secret is one of the squads you should follow at ESL One Hamburg 2018.


Ninjas in Pyjamas

Peter ‘ppd’ Dager and his teammates have recently joined Ninjas in Pyjamas after Optic Gaming announced that their dota 2 lineup would disband. With the new acquisition of skilled gamers, NiP acquired their spot at the ESL One Hamburg 2018.  Their remarkable recent win was the minor event, GG. Bet Invitational Season 1, where the newly formed squad beat Gambit Esports 2-0. After such great results, the Ninjas are excited to be one of the top teams that you should watch in this dota tournament.


Evil Geniuses

Evil geniuses Dota 2018

The great dota performances of Evil Geniuses at The International 2018 saw them finish in third place. The squad showed the world that they still have the potential, outplaying Team Secret, Virtus. Pro and Liquid. Through the TI result, EG acquired their direct invitation to participate at the ESL One event in Germany. How will the Geniuses of Evil fare on the World stage?


Forward Gaming

The North American team Forward Gaming is made up of the former VGJ.Storm players. The active roster consists of professional gamers, Avery ‘SVG’ Silverman as the team coach, Arif ‘MSS’ Anwar, Saahil ‘UNiVeRsE’ Arora, Roman ‘Resolut1on’ Fominok and Yawar ‘ YaWaR’ Hassan. The dota squad have no experience playing together except for one tournament the North American qualifiers of The Kuala Lumpur Major. NiP will be participating in the first major competition to make a name for themselves in the dota scene. Competing amongst the top squads, Forward Gaming is a team that you should watch. Does NiP have what it takes to advance through to the Group Stage?



VirtusPro dota 2 2018

The recent remarkable winners of the Maincast Autumn Brawl are Virtus. Pro who defeated NoPangolier in the Finals. During The International 8, VP was the top favourite to win the tournament, finishing in fifth place. Virtus. Pro hold four major titles, the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, ESL One Birmingham, ESL One Katowice, and ESL One Hamburg 2017. This Russian team was the first to be invited to take part in this esports event, will they defend their title for the second time? 


ESL One Hamburg 2018 will be an excellent event with all fans around the world with all dota hype in Germany. You cannot miss out on the legendary battles, by supporting your favourite team online through esports betting sites or this tournament page.