ESL One Hamburg schedule and prize distribution

ESL One Hamburg schedule and prize distribution

ESL announced the schedule and prize distribution for the first Major of the Dota 2 season: ESL One Hamburg 2017. 8 teams will fight on October 26-29.

$1,000,000 and 1,500 Pro Circuit Points will be up for grabs at ESL One Hamburg 2017. The event will take place at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany from October 26th to 29th.

Team Liquid and Newbee received a direct invite, while the remaining six had to go through the qualification process - one team from each region.


  • Team Liquid
  • Newbee
  • Team Secret
  • Keen Gaming
  • HappyFeet
  • Evil Geniuses
  • SG esports


The participants will be split in two groups of four teams each: they will fight each other in best-of-one matches - winners, elimination, and decider matches will feature a best-of-three format.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the playoffs, from October 28th to 29th, and clash in a best-of-three single elimination bracket.

 Group Stage schedule - Image: ESL

Group Stage schedule - Image: ESL

 Main Event schedule - Image: ESL

Main Event schedule - Image: ESL


The Grand Final won’t present a best-of-five battle. ESL explained that the event was planned, scheduled, and budgeted before Valve’s announcement of the Dota Pro Circuit.

Due to agreements with the venue, sponsors, and broadcasters it wasn’t possible to modify the format of the tournament.

Things will be different in their next Major in this season, planned for the end of February.

Scheduling and budget restrictions limit us to four days of play, which leaves us with not enough time and resources to accommodate 16 teams. Hence the first ever eight team Major with Bo3 finals.

While we have to make due with a Bo3 final for ESL One Hamburg, we can assure you that our other Majors later in the season will have a Bo5 grand final deserving of a Major.

Prize distribution

  1. $500,000 - 750 points
  2. $200,00 - 450 points
  3. $100,000 - 150 points
  4. $100,000 - 150 points


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Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.