Place Your Live Bets on the Dota 2 ESL One Hamburg 2018 at Rivalry

League of Legends is the game that MOBA fans are talking about these days, as the World Championship 2018 Semifinals are about to start. Meanwhile, those who enjoy Dota 2 have good reasons to be psyched, because ESL One Hamburg is right around the corner. Rivalry is one of the bookmakers that dedicate ample coverage to this major tournament which is packed with exciting matches.

Those who have an account here can bet in real-time at competitive odds and also participate in their special promotion. Player who bet live on 15 distinct matches and complete the challenges will be rewarded by the casino with $15. It goes without saying that this is just the tip of the iceberg and inspired punters will be able to win much more. The ESL One Hamburg will last an entire week, so there will be multiple betting opportunities throughout the event.

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ESL One Hamburg Format and Prizes

The group stage matches will be played from October 23-25 and this is when punters will have the best chance to win by betting at Rivalry. There are few balanced matches and also many lopsided games, so the bookmaker provides different markets for risk-takers and casual players. One can bet on the outright winner, the result of individual matches, as well as special markets, such as first tower, barracks or aegis.

Dota 2 ESL One Hamburg 2018

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The teams will be split into two groups, each consisting of six teams and the matches will be played in a best-of-two round-robin format. This is why it is possible for games to end undecided, if the two teams win one match each. The bottom two teams are eliminated and the top two from the group stage will play in the upper bracket. The next two will play in the lower bracket and these matches will be played in a Bo3 Series at the Barclaycard Arena from October 26-28. The Finals are played in a best of five series.

Virtus.pro and Team Secret are the Big Favourites

This year, the tournament won’t be a part of the Dota Pro Circuit, but this doesn’t make it any less exciting. In fact, ESL One Hamburg will once again bring together twelve of the best Dota 2 team at the Barclaycard Arena, as they chase a share of the guaranteed prize pool worth $300,000. Out of the 12 participating teams, only eight have received a direct invitation and the other four have qualified for the event. Their names were known at the end of the four regional qualifiers.

Punters can already bet on the outright winner of the tournament and Rivalry has identified the favourites as Virtus.pro and Team Secret. They are given odds of 3.55 respectively 3.85 and they are also expected to finish at the top of Group A and Group B. Evil Geniuses and Vici Gaming come in second, followed at a distance by Team Aster and Ninjas in Pijamas, with odds above 10.00.