ESL One Germany 2020 will provide some healing for the wounds that postponed TI has left to all Dota 2 fans. We are lacking the Asian and N/S American teams due to ping issues, but this tournament will host the best possible Dota 2 that we could ever hope for during these times. We have the biggest and best teams from EU and CIS regions, and some new young guns who are trying to shake the throne. ESL One Germany 2020 will offer a great amount of betting opportunities for both pre game and live betting. With that being said, here are our favorites and dark horse picks for the tournament with some betting tips:
Betting tips for Team Secret
We have had four somewhat bigger pro tournaments in Dota 2 since May 2020: ESL One Birmingham, Blast Bounty Hunt, BEYOND EPIC and OMEGA League. Team Secret has won all of them by a landslide. No team in EU nor CIS have even come close to beating Secret over the past half a year and due to that Team Secret is a no brainer pick to win ESL One Germany 2020 as well. The odds for Secret to win are obviously on the low side as they have been outperforming everyone, but betting on them to win could still be lucrative depending on the odds provided. Secret is simply strong enough right now to justify the low odds, even if it's to win the entire tournament.
- Our betting tip: Secret to win ESL One Germany 2020.
Betting tips for OG
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past two and a some years, it’s that you should never count OG out. Despite the roster shuffle that the team has gone through with the latest update on Ceb coming back and Suma1L_ continuing elsewhere OG is still as strong as ever. Topson is missing out on DotaPit due to him becoming a dad, but Mr. TI will be back in the lineup for ESL One Germany and oh boy will it be juicy. OG is definitely amongst the teams that has the potential to challenge Secret, and therefore counting on flowers and the power of friendship is a solid option.
- Our betting tip: OG advances to the final.
Betting tips for Team Nigma
Team Nigma had a rough time over the last winter and spring too, but over the summer the almost full TI winning lineup has gathered their confidence back together. Kuroky is still out with a wrist injury, but rmN- has been a solid replacement. We don't have information yet whether Kuroky will be ok to play in ESL One Germany or not, but the team has the ability to win anyone without him. At the end of the day, Nigma still is one of the best teams in the entire world.
- Our betting tip: Nigma to playoffs.
Betting tips for Team Liquid
Team Liquid is the 4th team in the EU that is considered to be one of the elite ones. Liquid’s roster is packed with talented players and I genuinely believe that they have the potential to win big tournaments if they can ride a high wave from the group stage throughout playoffs. Inconsistency has been their achilles heel, but do not let that fool you and underestimate them. Insania is a great captain and drafter and miCKe as position one is a dangerous man.
- Our betting tip: Betting on Liquid’s games for over 2.5 maps is a solid option.