EG, VP and Secret Invited to ESL One Hamburg 2018
ESL revealed the first three teams that have accepted direct invites to their event in Hamburg. This October Evil Geniuses, Virtus.pro and Team Secret will travel to Germany to compete for their share of a $300,000 prize pool.
ESL One Hamburg 2018 will take place on October 23-28, with three last days being played at Barclaycard Arena. The event is not part of Dota Pro Circuit, so the participants will not be able to receive qualification points by visiting it. Overall the event’s line-up will include twelve teams, with one team qualifying from each Europe, North America, China and Southeast Asia, and other teams receiving direct invites.
The event will be split into two stages. The group stage will be played from October 23 to October 25, with twelve teams being split into two round-robin groups, bottom two teams will be eliminated. The playoffs stage will take place on October 25-28, the teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket with best-of-three regular matches and best-of-five grand finals.