Later this month, the ESL One Hamburg 2019 Dota 2 tournament with a prize pool of $300,000 will kick off and although it is not part of the DPC Season, the ESL One tournaments have always been great to watch with some top teams competing. One of these top teams who qualified through the SEA region, Geek Fam, will unfortunately not be making it to the tournament and is being replaced by Alliance.
The reason for the replacement before ESL One Hamburg 2019 kicks off is, you guessed it, VISA issues. Geek Fam announced the news just a day ago on Twitter, stating that:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#16EBD0″ class=”” size=”20″]Hey Fam! As you all know, we’re really grateful to be able to qualify for ESL One Hamburg 2019 recently. However, due to Visa issues, we are announcing that we will NOT be able to participate in the tournament happening in Hamburg, Germany.[/perfectpullquote]
Now, the organizers of ESL One Hamburg 2019 has announced Alliance as the replacement team:
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) October 15, 2019
The new Alliance roster, aka the “Fata stack” looked quite strong during the MDL Chengdu Major qualifiers and it will be interesting to see them at their first LAN event later this month.
ESL One Hamburg 2019 takes place between 25 and 27 October 2019 where Alliance will join 11 other teams in a fight for the lion’s share of the $300,000 prize pool. As always, we will be bringing you coverage of the Dota 2 esports tournaments as we head into the new season.
Main Image Credit: ESL
Do you think the new Alliance has a chance of taking the top spot at ESL One Hamburg 2019 or will a team like Virtus.Pro take it down? Let us know in the comment section below.