ESL announced the talent crew for the first Dota 2 Major of the season: ESL One Hamburg 2017.
ESL One Hamburg 2017 will take place at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany from October 26 to 29. Eight teams will clash for a $1,000,000 prize pool and 1,500 Pro Circuit Points.
Team Liquid and Newbee received a direct invite, while the others had to earn their slot via the six regional qualifiers
Teams at ESL One Hamburg 2017
- Team Liquid
- Team Secret (EU)
- Virtus.pro (CIS)
- Keen Gaming (China)
- HappyFeet (SEA)
- Evil Geniuses (NA)
- SG esports (SA)
The participants will fight the group stage split into two groups, and only the best four will advance to the best-of-three single-elimination playoffs. The full schedule of the event is available here.
Talent at ESL One Hamburg 2017
The broadcast team is composed of 13 veterans of the esports scene. The legendary Paul “Redeye” Chaloner will act as desk host. Paul did a great job during The Kiev Major, and we will observe his performance also at the second Minor of the season, PGL Open Bucharest
The event will have also a dedicated statsman, Benjamin "noxville" Steenhuisen; while on the desk we wil enjoy the analysis of Ben “Merlini” Wu, Alan “Nahaz” Bester, and Troels “syndereN” Nielsen.
- Paul “Redeye” Chaloner - Desk host
- Oliver James Borg "OJ Borg" D'Anastasi - Host
- Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden - Reporter
- Troels “syndereN” Nielsen - Analyst
- Ben “Merlini” Wu - Analyst
- Alan “Nahaz” Bester - Analyst
- Owen “ODPixel” Davies - Commentator
- Toby “TobiWan” Dawson - Commentator
- Austin “Capitalist” Walsh - Commentator
- William “Blitz” Lee - Commentator
- Jonathan “PimpmuckL” Liebig - Observer
- Aleksandar “bukka” Bukurecki - Observer
- Benjamin "noxville" Steenhuisen - Statistics
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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.