Here's what happened at ESL One Birmingham Online Europe/CIS, including the final standings.
Team Secret continues to dominate
The top tier Dota 2 esports organization, Team Secret, didn't disappoint their fans at ESL One Birmingham Online. However, it wasn't the smoothest ride ever for the team, as they did get knocked down to the lower bracket.
After a dominating group stage performance, Team Secret faced Alliance in the first round of the winner's bracket. To the surprise of many Dota 2 esports fans, Alliance knocked Team Secret down to the lower bracket.
That's it from us! We witnessed some fantastic Dota in our final day of #ESLOne Birmingham, so make sure to watch all the highlights with the @DeutschePostDHL#MomentsThatDeliver 😎 pic.twitter.com/qticcMJLDM— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) June 7, 2020
Team Secret had to fight their way through a gruelling lower bracket, beating FlyToMoon 2-0, Team Nigma 2-1, and VP.Prodigy 2-0. With three consecutive and convincing wins, they made it to the grand finals to face off against Alliance once again.
In the grand finals of ESL One Birmingham Online Europe/CIS, Team Secret showed absolute dominance, taking their revenge on Alliance with a clean 3-0 sweep. With their win, Team Secret claims the crown and $60,000.
ESL One Birmingham Online Europe/CIS standings
We saw some big upsets at ESL ONe Birmingham Online Europe/CIS, with OG being knocked out during the group stage despite the return of Topias "Topson" Taavitsainen being a prime example.
The final standings and prize pool distribution is:
- 1st place - Team Secret - $60,000
- 2nd place - Alliance - $38,000
- 3rd place - VP.Prodigy - $25,000
- 4th place - Team Nigma - $14,000
- 5th & 6th place - FlyToMoon and Team Liquid - $10,000
- 7th & 8th place - Vikin.gg and HellRaisers - $7,500
- 9th & 10th place - Natus Vincere and Cyber Legacy - $5,000
- 11th & 12th place - Team Unique and NiP - $4,000
- 13th & 14th place - Family team and OG - $3,000
- 15th & 16th place - Gambit Esports and Winstrike Team - $2,000
With ESL One Birmingham Online now complete, we look towards yet another great Dota 2 esports tournament which starts soon. We are, of course, talking bout the BLAST Bounty Hunt, a unique tournament kicking off on 9th June.
On Saturday 13th June, the two finals matches will be broadcast across the GINX Esports TV channel in the UK (Sky channel 433) and Canada (Super Channel).