The third major of Dota Pro Circuit 2019/20 – ESL One Los Angeles 2020 – begins this Sunday, March 15th, so its’ organizers have revealed the first matchups for the groups stage.
The group stage, which will be played on March 15-17th, will feature four GSL groups with best-of-three series. The teams have been split among the groups as follows:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Natus Vincere||Chaos EC||EHOME||beastcoast|
|RNG||Evil Geniuses||Fnatic||Team Adroit|
|Team Secret||Geek Fam||Invictus Gaming||Team Aster|
|Thunder Predator||OG||Ninjas in Pyjamas||Virtus.pro|
The opening matches of Group A and B will be played simultaneously on March 15 at 7:00 PM UK Time, while the first series of Group C and Group D will be played next day at the same hour. The pairs look as follows:
The group stage will determine eight teams that will play in the double-elimination playoffs stage scheduled for March 17th-23rd, where the first round of the lower bracket will be best-of-one, the grand final will be best-of-five, and the rest of the series will be best-of-three.