The ESL One Hamburg Dota 2 event is kicking off in the German city on October 23, which is really not that far away, and now we know the groups for the competition courtesy of ESL, who also reveal that Evos Esports will come on board to replace TNC Predator, as they had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts.
In Group A we have Evil Geniuses, Mineski, Vici Gaming, PaiN Gaming, Team Secret, and Alliance, while in Group B we have Virtus.Pro, Forward Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Aster, CompLexity Gaming, and Evos Esports, so there's plenty of teams to watch.
Every team will play 10 group stage matches, as explained by ESL on the competition's website, and the top four teams from each group advance to the playoffs. They've even provided a full schedule for the first day, which you can see below:
Opening Day - October 23 (times in CEST)
12:00 - 14:20 (Group A)
Match #1 - Team Secret vs Evil Geniuses
Match #2 - paiN Gaming vs Vici Gaming
Match #3 - Alliance vs Mineski
14:20 - 17:00 (Group A)
Match #1 - Alliance vs Vici Gaming
Match #2 - paiN Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
Match #3 -Team Secret vs Mineski
17:00 - 19:20 (Group B)
Match #1 - Forward Gaming vs Virtus.pro
Match #2 - Team Aster vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
Match #3 - EVOS Esports vs compLexity Gaming
19:20 - 21:25 (Group B)
Match #1 - EVOS Esports vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
Match #2 - Team Aster vs Virtus.pro
Match #3 - Forward Gaming vs compLexity Gaming
Which matches do you have your eye on?