ESL One Hamburg 2017
Hamburg, Germany
With $1,000,000 on the line, the first Major of the 2017-2018 competitive season, fans should get an early taste of some high-level Dota 2 action.

Event Dates:
October 26, 2017 through October 29, 2017

Teams In Competition
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Recaps Of This Event

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Could have, should have done more
October 29, 2017
YapzOr was outclassed in Team Secret's defeat at the hands of Virtus.pro at the ESL One Hamburg final. The flashy support finished with a KDA of 5/8/24.
ANALYSIS
YapzOr kicked off the series with a roaming Mirana. His early game rotation wasn't so good as he recorded 5/31 Sacred Arrows on heroes in the first 20 minutes of the game. His game didn't get much better as his decision to get a Dagon did absolutely nothing for his team. In Game 2, YapzOr stepped up with his signature Rubick. His farm was pretty good as he got a 20-minute Blink Dagger. He also stole Viper Strike and Fiend's Grip often which gave them an extra edge during fights.
Collapses under pressure
October 29, 2017
MidOne had one of the worst series of his life against Virtus.pro in Team Secret's lost at the ESL One Hamburg Final. The Malaysian star finished with a KDA of 11/20/14.
ANALYSIS
MidOne's Lina in the series opener was shaky at best. He struggled early on and died twice against VP's aggression. He still got a 16-minute Bloodstone but its value quickly dwindles. He died 12 times in the game and really couldn't help his team find the victory. His Ember Spirit in Game 2 had a similarly rough time. He was often dying first in the team fights and his greed of not leaving a farming Flame Remnant was punished often by Virtus.pro.
Could not rise to the occasion
October 29, 2017
Fata had a rough series for Team Secret in their lost to Virtus.pro at the ESL One Hamburg Final. The German offlaner finished with a KDA of 6/17/16.
ANALYSIS
Fata went with Pugna in Game 1 of the series. He won the early game against 9pasha's Brewmaster. He tried shoving out lanes often with Nether Blast but his map awareness was questionable as he got killed often. His decision to buy a Dagon had no impact for his team. In Game 2, his Magnus was a better showing. He got a respectable 15-minute Blink Dagger. His Reverse Polarities in the game often got multiple heroes but he could not get the perfect one to change Secret's fate.
Odd Timbersaw carry pick punishes Team Secret
October 29, 2017
Ace was the best performer in Team Secret's lost against Virtus.pro in the ESL One Hamburg Final. The carry finished with a KDA of 12/9/14.
ANALYSIS
Ace played the unorthodox Timbersaw carry in the opening game of the series. He was mostly unkillable for most of the game but his damage output eventually fell off with Virtus.pro's Black King Bars. He oddly had this one dive late on that brought up questions on his focus in the series. In Game 2, he was on the Phantom Lancer. His early game was a bit shaky but he stepped up after finally getting 18-minute Diffusal Blade. He kept Team Secret in the game but his nine kills were not enough.
Smart itemization
October 29, 2017
Ramzes played a utility role for Virtus.pro in their win over Team Secret in the ESL One Hamburg Final. The young carry finished with a KDA of 17/8/29.
ANALYSIS
Ramzes kicked off the finals with a carry Vengeful Spirit. His early game went well as he outlasted Ace's Timbersaw in the offlane. He was fighting often for his team and often stood his ground again Secret's aggression. His item builds were also pretty smart as he provided damage and utility with his team with an early Silver Edge. He was again Vengeful Spirit in Game 2. This time he got an earlier Mask of Madness. His Nether Swaps to save no[o]ne were key in their victory while his 11 kills were pure icing on the cake.
Dominates his opponent
October 29, 2017
No[o]ne was the star of the show in Virtus.pro's win over Team Secret in the ESL One Hamburg Final. The rising star finished with a KDA of 29/4/25.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, he went with his favorite Sniper. He dominated MidOne's Lina early on and got himself a 21-minute Hurricane Pike. His positioning was sublime in the game as he only died once in the opener. His 721 gold per minute rate and 16 kills were the standout stats of Game 1. He was on the Viper in Game 2 of the series. Known as one of the best Vipers in the pro scene, he did not dominate. He won the early game easily and got the important Mjolnir at the 22-minute mark en route to his game-high 13 kills.
Micro God
October 29, 2017
Lil once again showed off his micro skills in Virtus.pro's victory against Team Secret in the ESL One Hamburg Final. The confident support player finished with a KDA of 6/6/41.
ANALYSIS
Lil kicked off Game 1 with his signature Enchantress. Playing in an aggressive jungle set-up with Ramzes, he applied pressure on Ace early on. His rotations with Enchanted creeps in the midlane also secured no[o]ne's monster game. Since Enchantress was banned in the first game, Lil went with Chen in the second game. He rotated effectively early to give no[o]ne the lane advantage. His farm wasn't slowed down however as he got an impressive 14 minute Hand of Midas into a 23-minute Aghanim's Scepter as a support player.
Incredible initiation from VP offlaner
October 29, 2017
9pasha played an impressive series in Virtus.pro's victory over Team Secret in the ESL One Hamburg Final . The offlaner finished with a KDA of 10/7/34.
ANALYSIS
9pasha went with Brewmaster in the safelane. His one-on-one match up against Fata's Pugna didn't work out too well for him. His decision to buy a 21-minute Hand of Midas after getting a 13-minute Blink Dagger was a curious case. But it worked out well for him as he utilized his Brew Split to perfection using Dispel to counter Fata's Decrepify perfectly and generally causing good chaos for his side. In Game 2, he went with the forgotten Sand King in the offlane. Thanks to his team he actually had space to farm easily in the early game. By the 14-minute mark, he had a Blink Dagger, Tranquil Boots, and Soul Ring. His Epicenters in the game were effective and his initiations were sublime as he racked up 18 assists in the decider.
Grinds his way back to a tough Game 1 win
October 28, 2017
MATUMBAMAN finished with an overall KDA of 16/16/37 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Keen Gaming at the ESL One Hamburg Major.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 MATUMBAMAN played Venomancer and had a very difficult time in the early game, being heavily focused by Keen and falling behind. MATUMBAMAN was able to grind his way back into a somewhat comfortable position along with the rest of his team. Eventually Liquid made it back into the driver's seat, and MATUMBAMAN was able to flip the switch and play aggressively with his team. He finished with an 11/12/30 KDA. In Game 2 MATUMBAMAN played Broodmother. With no clear counters on Keen's side, MATUMBAMAN was free to control the map and dominate this game. By 10 minutes, he was threatening the Keen base, having already pushed down an entire lane of towers. This advantage continued to snowball into a lead of 25,000 gold by the time Liquid claimed the game. MATUMBAMAN finished with a 5/4/7 KDA.
Crushes Keen after a close Game 1
October 28, 2017
Miracle finished with an overall KDA of 34/11/21 in Team Liquid's 2-0 win over Keen Gaming at the ESL One Hamburg Major.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Miracle played Monkey King. He did massive damage in fights, but because his items were all offensive he was very fragile. Keen managed to focus and control Miracle in a lot of fights, rendering all his net worth practically useless. His greed eventually paid off when he was able to buy a Black King Bar very late in the game, having a huge impact with the magic immunity. He finished with a 23/8/16 KDA. In Game 2 Miracle played Sven. After his stressful Game 1, Miracle came out swinging in Game 2. He was extremely fed very quickly and proceeded to rip through Keen. Anyone Miracle managed to attack more than twice was guaranteed to die, and his cleave damage would often bring down a second target as well. He finished with an 11/3/5 KDA.