Things are starting to heat up as the ESL One Germany 2020 Dota 2 Championships rolls into the second round. The eliminations of Team Nigma and OG from the first round of the lower bracket have certainly spiced things up.
These two best-of-three series from the first round of the lower bracket concluded on 25th October. The matches from this round saw Miracle and Co losing out to their former team, Liquid. On the other hand, Alliance whitewashed OG in the first two matches of the series to send the two-time TI winners packing.
ESL One Germany Dota 2 C'ship: Recap of first round of bracket stages
The results from the first round of the lower bracket matches from the ESL One Germany 2020 Dota 2 Championships are:
- Team Liquid: 2-1 win against Team Nigma
- Alliance: 2-0 win against OG
Team Nigma has been without captain and position 5 "Kuroky" for a long time, owing to health issues. However, OG were playing with their full roster.
And after the end of the first round of the lower bracket, we have both the finalists of the previous edition of The International (TI 9) eliminated from the ESL One Germany 2020 Dota 2 Championship.
Team Secret, Mudgolems, Natus Vincere, and Vikin.GG will play each other in the second round of the upper bracket on 28th October. The victors will proceed to the upper bracket finals, and the losers will fall back down to the second round of the lower bracket to face either Team Liquid or Alliance.
The two matches from the second round of the upper bracket are:
- Team Secret taking on Mudgolems
- Natus Vincere taking on Vikin.GG
In the case of a Vikin.GG victory, the fans are in for a treat as the second round of the lower bracket will then see Alliance take on Natus Vincere in what is termed as the 'El Clasico' of Dota 2.
The possible matches from the second round of the lower bracket are:
- Team Liquid taking on the loser from the series between Team Secret and Mudgolems
- Alliance taking on the loser from the series between Natus Vincere and Vikin.GG
The final of the ESL One Germany Dota 2 Championship will take place on 1st November. The entire tournament boasts of an overall prize pool of $400,000.Published 27 Oct 2020, 16:46 IST