ESL One Hamburg - groups and first matchups

ESL One Hamburg - groups and first matchups

ESL revealed the groups and first matchups for ESL One Hamburg 2017. The Dota 2 Major is the last tournament to be played under the current 7.06f patch.

ESL One Hamburg 2017 will occur from October 26th to 29th at Barclaycard Arena, in Hamburg, Germany. A total of eight teams will fight for a share of the $1,000,000 prize and 1,500 Pro Circuit Points.

Team Liquid and Newbee received a direct invite, while the remaining ones had to earn a ticket to Germany via the regional qualifier. Unfortunately, HappyFeet had to withdraw due Visa issues, and have been replaced by Fnatic.

A representant of ESL explained on Reddit how they selected the substitute:

Keep in mind this replacement situation happens on very short notice so we understand that it is difficult for teams. In the end Fnatic was the team that could make it on time, with the lineup from the qualifier intact.


Image: ESL

Image: ESL

Group A

  • Newbee

  • Team Secret

  • Evil Geniuses

  • Fnatic

Group B

  • Team Liquid

  • Keen Gaming


  • SG esports

All teams have been split in groups of four. The invites have been placed in different groups - teams from the same region can’t be in the same group.

First matchups

Image: ESL

Image: ESL

The group stage will start on October 26th. All times are in CEST.

Group A

  • 16:00 - Newbee vs Fnatic

  • 17:10 - Evil Geniuses vs Team Secret

Group B

  • 18:20 - Team Liquid vs SG esports

  • 19:30 - vs Keen Gaming

The list of talents for ESL One Hamburg is available here.


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