Dota 2 fans are currently looking forward to ESL One Hamburg. Fans all over the world are eagerly waiting to happen since it is going to be the first major Dota 2 tournament after The International 2019. This is also a tournament in which we have seen some massive roster changes. And now, right after signing a new roster, Team Liquid has been invited to Hamburg. This means that they will now get a chance to test their latest players.
Team Liquid Gets Invited
For those who don’t know, Team Liquid signed up a new roster that replaced Kuro “KuroKy” Takhasomi and his team. The most interesting thing is that the new lineup is actually Alliance’s previous roster. Now, ESL has officially confirmed that Team Liquid is the fifth team to get invited to the upcoming Dota 2 tournament. And now that the fifth spot has been filled, only two invites are left now. Once the remaining two teams have been invited, the bracket will become full.
Other Invited Teams
The first four teams that received an invite 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 at the recently held TI9. However, one thing that is common between all of them is that every team except for Vici changed at least one player of their squad in the last month.
Team Liquid, on the other hand, had to face some issues regarding their roster. Their previous roster decided to leave the team and went their separate ways. This was an issue for Liquid since they had to find an entirely new roster to fill the spots. But things turned out to be great since Alliance’s ex roster was available for hire. The ex-Alliance roster led by Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi performed really well in the previous season, and this was something that attracted Liquid.
While every other team has been undergoing some kind of changes, Vici’s roster is currently the strongest since they didn’t have any replacements. This makes Vici the only team that has a lot of practice playing together. If we take some things into consideration, then Vici is currently the most solid team.
Other than the invited teams, there are some who secured a spot in the upcoming tournament through regional tournaments. These include Gambit Esports, Geek Fam, Vikin.gg, Fighting Pepegas, and Invictus Gaming. In any case, all teams are really amazing, and fans are eagerly waiting to see how their team is going to perform.
ESL One Hamburg 2019 is currently scheduled to be held from October 25th till the 27th. A total of 12 teams are going to compete for a prize pool of $300,000. The tournament is going to be held at the Barclaycard Arena located in Hamburg. In addition to this, this tournament is also going to end the offseason of Dota 2.