ESL One Hamburg is going to be a pretty awesome tournament. Even though it’s not included in the official DPC calendar, it still has a very respectable prize pool of $300K USD. What’s more, some of the best teams in the world will also take part. To be exact, there will be twelve participants in total. Seven of them are directly invited teams, and one is the winner of the GG. Bet Hamburg Invitational. The remaining teams will have to earn their spot through the regional qualifiers.
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ESL One Hamburg Qualifiers
Chinese Qualifier – Invictus Gaming
The Chinese team that managed to win the qualifiers was Invictus Gaming. In fact, this was probably one of the most interesting brackets we’ve seen yet. IG was able to bounce back through the Lower Bracket and ended up taking down some of the best teams in the qualifiers such as Royal Never Give Up, Team Aster and more.
After their victory, they will join another team from China – Vici Gaming.
The European qualifier was pretty cool to watch as well, as Vikin.gg took home the win. The EU qualifiers weren't as competitive as China's, however. Despite that, we got to see some old school Dota 2 players rip through their enemies, as Vikin.gg features players such as Pittner “b0ne7” Armand, once the superstar of Cloud 9.
SEA Qualifiers – Geek Farm
Geek Fam won the ESL One Hamburg SEA qualifiers. That’s the first meaningful victory for the team after the organization officially announced its Dota 2 team a couple of days ago. Following their victory, they join the other SEA team in the event – TNC Predator.
We have yet to see what will happen in the remaining qualifiers. One thing is for sure, however; this tournament is going to be epic.
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