Team Liquid wins ESL One Germany 2020 with an amazing lower-bracket run
ESL One Germany 2020 came to a thrilling conclusion over the past weekend. The tournament started off with 16 of the top teams in Europe/CIS. Eight teams made their way through the group stage to the playoffs, and since 24 October, Dota 2 esports fans had some intense playoff matches to enjoy. Now, as the dust settles over ESL One Germany 2020, we take a look at the results and final standings.
ESL One Germany 2020 results and standings
After a gruelling group stage, we saw eight teams in the playoffs. Na’Vi surprised many Dota 2 esports fans by making their way through the upper bracket of the playoffs, beating OG, Vikin.gg and mudgolems along the way.
Team Liquid, however, had a daunting route. They dropped down to the lower bracket in the first round of the upper bracket courtesy of mudgolems, and went on a miraculous run.
To make it to the grand finals of ESL One Germany 2020 Online, Team Liquid knocked out some of the best teams in the world, including Nigma, Vikin.gg, Team Secret and mudgolems. In the grand finals, Team Liquid continued their dominating streak, beating Na’Vi very convincingly with a score of 3-1.
Final standings and prize money
- 1st place – Team Liquid wins $150,000
- 2nd place – Na’Vi wins $80,000
- 3rd place – mudgolems wins $45,000
- 4th place – Team Secret wins $25,000
- 5th & 6th place – Viking.gg & Alliance win $15,500 each
- 7th & 8th place – Team Nigma & OG win $12,000 each
- 9th to 11th place – Yellow Submarine, NiP & 5men win $7,500 each
- 12th to 14th place – Winstrike, HellRaisers & Cyber Legacy win $5,500 each
- 15th & 16th place – EXTREMUN & Tempo Esports win $3,500 each
Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi won the Mercedes-Benz MVP award. You can watch the finals on the ESL Dota 2 YouTube channel in case you missed the action.
Header image via ESL.