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ESL One Germany 2020 Preview With Betting Predictions and Tips

Last updated: 13 Oct 13:51

ESL One Germany 2020 will be played in October over a four week period starting on the 5th of October and the finals are played on the 1st of November. The tournament has 16 teams competing for a prize pool of 400 000 USD. This tournament hosts teams from EU and CIS regions, as it’s played online teams from North/South America and Asia aren’t able to compete with CIS/EU region teams due to massive ping differences. From this preview you find the teams that are attending, full tournament schedule, prize pool and distribution, betting predictions and tips, favourites and dark horses plus much more!

Betting on ESL One Germany 2020

Why should you bet on ESL One Germany? It’s a big tournament which means there is a lot of information regarding all the teams. This gives you an opportunity to educate yourself beforehand so you are ready when the action begins. You have enough time to place some ourights before the tournament starts and then bet more pre-game and live betting during the tournament, if that’s your jam!

With The International being postponed to a later date other Dota 2 tournaments are getting a larger following, which also means better betting options. Vast majority of bookies have enhanced their esports selection during 2020 and big tournaments such as ESL One Germany 2020 are perfect opportunities for punters to start betting on esports if you are not familiar with it beforehand. I can assure you that there will be a large selection of betting markets and odds that will satisfy your needs. But always keep in mind that data is key, researching properly and comparing odds properly before placing your bets is what will make you a winning punter!

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Betting Predictions for Favorites to Win ESL One Germany 2020

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.
Betting Tips for Dark Horses in ESL One Germany 2020

Every esports and sports tournament and league in the world has favorites and underdogs / dark horses. It wasn’t long ago since Leicester City won the Premier League in their 2nd season in the league after getting promoted from the Championship. OG won their 1st TI after breaking up and starting with new players just barely in time for the open qualifiers. Major tournaments have beautiful stories, challenger/underdog/dark horse stories make the big stories even more exciting and oh boy do punters love it when the dark horses rise to victory and money has been made.

With these few things being said, here are our dark horse picks for ESL One Germany 2020.

Betting tips for Ninjas in Pyjamas

Current NiP is only a 4 man roster playing with a stand-in (Misha), but don’t let that fool you. NiP has been performing over their expectations lately, but because the team on paper is a bit here and there, the odds for NiP favoured bets tend to be quite juicy at the moment. NiP will not win ESL One Germany 2020, but they can quite well qualify for playoffs, even the upper bracket if Mars and Neptune happen to be on point for them.

  • Our betting tip: NiP to reach upper bracket

Betting tips for Vikin.GG

It’s somewhat safe to say that Vikin.gg has been one of the positive stories during 2020. They started their climb after new year and since then the squad have been able to compete against the best in the world pretty much constantly. Despite their somewhat solid efforts Vikin.gg have not yet taken the last step towards the absolute elite, but it’s not far away. Vikin.gg is definitely the dark horse team that has the potential to upset and go all the way. Is it likely? Definitely not, but it’s a possibility. From an odds perspective our best tip is to monitor Vikin.GG closely during their first few games and if they are showing good signs they are a good underdog bet against the top teams. Vikin.GG is notoriously known for that especially, while they might struggle against the teams they are expected to beat. The choice will be +1.5 handicap bets, or if you don’t mind the volatility, you can go for the moneyline bet.

  • Our betting tip: Vikin.GG +1.5 handicap when being the underdog.

Betting tips for 5men

5men are an interesting bunch. They have an insane amount of experience with Pieliedie and Misery in the lineup, and on the other hand you’ve got guys like Xibbe and Chessie who played together in OG.Seed and Godsent beforehand already. They haven’t been playing together for too long yet, but personally I think that they will get signed by an organisation very soon. Now, realistically 5men will never be able to win ESL One Germany 2020, but they definitely have the ability to surprise favorites in games and even series. So far the team holds an even 50-50 win-loss record, hence the following betting tip too:

  • Our betting tip: Betting on O2.5 maps in BO3’s with 5men is a value bet.
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ESL One Germany 2020 Teams

We have 16 teams in total that are competing in ESL One Germany 2020. Out of these 16 teams 10 received a direct invite and four are to fight their way to the tournament via closed qualifiers. Mind you, that the list of attending teams is not final yet, and we will update it as soon as more info is being released prior to the tournament start. The teams that are attending ESL One Germany 2020 are as follows:

Direct invites

  • Team Secret
  • OG Esports
  • Team Nigma
  • Team Liquid
  • Alliance
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Natus Vincere
  • Vikin.gg
  • HellRaisers
  • 5men
  • Cyber Legacy

Qualified through closed qualies

  • Mudgolems
  • Winstrike Team
  • Yellow Submarine
  • EXTREMUM
  • Tempo Esports
ESL One Germany 2020 Prize pool and distribution

As stated earlier in this preview the total prize pool for ESL One Germany 2020 is 400 000 USD and it’s distributed among the teams in the following way:

    1. $150,000
    1. $80,000
    1. $45,000
    1. $25,000
  • Places 5.-6 . $15,500
  • Places 7.-8. $12,000
  • Places 9.-11. $7,500
  • Places 12.-14. $5,500
  • Places 15.-16. $3,500
ESL One Germany 2020 Format

ESL One Germany 2020 is played in two different formats, one for group stage and another for playoffs.

Group Stage

  • One pool of 16 teams
  • Modified Swiss-system format (teams will stop playing after 3 wins or 3 losses)
  • Five round of matches
  • Teams never play an opponent twice
  • Three wins to proceed to playoffs (a total of eight teams)
  • All matches are BO3

Playoffs

  • Double elimination (Upper & Lower bracket)
  • 8 teams
  • All matches are BO3 except for the final, which is BO5.
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Orlin Spasov

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Orlin has always been interested in sports, especially football. Sports betting is his hobby before becoming a part of betting.com he has a rich experience in sport journalism and other iGaming areas. He aims to help punters with his knowledge and detailed analysis of games.
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