For those who couldn't catch the group stage matches, let's first catch up with the results, including some upsets, followed by the playoffs schedule and how to watch.
Group stage results
At ESL One Birmingham Online Europe/CIS, we saw some big upsets, but none is as big as the two-time TI-winning champions, OG, not evening making it to the playoffs.
OG ended second-to-last in Group B, despite the return of the long-awaited return of Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen.
In Group A, Team Secret continued their recent dominance, ending first and securing their spot in the upper bracket of the playoffs.
The top four teams in each group advance to the playoffs, while the bottom four teams are eliminated. Check out the group stage standings below.
Group A standings:
- Team Secret
- Team Nigma
- Team Liquid
- Natus Vincere
- Team Unique
- Family Team
- Gambit Esports
Group B standings:
- Cyber Legacy
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Winstrike Team
Arguably the most impressive performance so far came from VP.Prodigy, who decimated all nearly all their opponents, with the exception of Alliance.
ESL One Birmingham Online playoffs schedule
The playoffs run from 2 to 7 June 2020, and each day starts at roughly 15:00 GMT+1 (UK time). We already have the schedule for the first four matches, two in the Upper Bracket, and two in the Lower Bracket.
- 2 June at 15:00 - Vikin.gg versus FlyToMoon - Lower Bracket
- 2 June at 18:00 - HellRaisers versus Team Liquid - Lower Bracket
- 3 June at 15:00 - Team Secret versus Alliance - Upper Bracket
- 3 June at 18:00 - VP.Prodigy versus Team Nigma - Upper Bracket
All times above are in UK time. The schedule could change slightly depending on how long matches last.
ESL One Birmingham Online: How-to-watch
The ESL One Birmingham Online Dota 2 esports tournament will be broadcasted on Twitch.tv as well as a multistream on the ESL website.