Dota 2 fans are currently looking forwardto ESL One Hamburg. Fans all over the world are eagerly waiting to happen sinceit is going to be the first major Dota 2 tournament after The International2019. This is also a tournament in which we have seen some massive rosterchanges. And now, right after signing a new roster, Team Liquid has beeninvited to Hamburg. This means that they will now get a chance to test theirlatest players.
Team Liquid Gets Invited
For those who don’t know, Team Liquidsigned up a new roster that replaced Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi and his team. Themost interesting thing is that the new lineup is actually Alliance’s previousroster. Now, ESL has officially confirmed that Team Liquid is the fifth team toget invited to the upcoming Dota 2 tournament. And now that the fifth spot hasbeen filled, only two invites are left now. Once the remaining two teams havebeen invited, the bracket will become full.
Other Invited Teams
The first four teams that received aninvite from ESL for Hamburg include TNC Predator, Ninja in Pyjamas, Virtus Pro,and Vici Gaming. All five teams that have been invited so far have competed atthe recently held TI9. However, one thing that is common between all of them isthat every team except for Vici changed at least one player of their squad inthe last month.
Team Liquid, on the other hand, had to facesome issues regarding their roster. Their previous roster decided to leave theteam and went their separate ways. This was an issue for Liquid since they hadto find an entirely new roster to fill the spots. But things turned out to begreat since Alliance’s ex roster was available for hire. The ex-Alliance rosterled by Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi performed really well in the previous season,and this was something that attracted Liquid.
While every other team has been undergoingsome kind of changes, Vici’s roster is currently the strongest since theydidn’t have any replacements. This makes Vici the only team that has a lot ofpractice playing together. If we take some things into consideration, then Viciis currently the most solid team.
Other than the invited teams, there aresome who secured a spot in the upcoming tournament through regionaltournaments. These include Gambit Esports, Geek Fam, Vikin.gg, FightingPepegas, and Invictus Gaming. In any case, all teams are really amazing, andfans are eagerly waiting to see how their team is going to perform.
ESL One Hamburg 2019 is currently scheduledto be held from October 25th till the 27th. A total of 12 teams are going tocompete for a prize pool of $300,000. The tournament is going to be held at theBarclaycard Arena located in Hamburg. In addition to this, this tournament isalso going to end the offseason of Dota 2.