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ESL One Birmingham 2024 Betting Predictions

ESL One Birmingham 2024 Betting Predictions

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ESL One Birmingham 2024 marks the triumphant return of Dota 2’s premier esports tournament. After a lengthy five-year hiatus, the third iteration of the event promises magical gameplay and nonstop action. It will assemble 12 elite teams before a roaring crowd, each vying for the top spot!

In our guide to betting on the tournament, we’ll offer insights into the ESL One Birmingham 2024 schedule and format. We’ll also share the secrets to betting success with our expert predictions and analysis of the top Dota 2 teams.

Check out our Dota 2 betting guide or head over to our ESL Birmingham Combo Bet Insurance for some extra ammo on your bets.

ESL One Birmingham Schedule And Format

ESL One Birmingham 2024 is part of the ESL Pro Tour and runs from April 22-28, 2024. The tournament features 12 Dota 2 pro teams and is divided into a Group Stage (April 22-24) and Playoffs (April 25-28—currently underway). It has a $1 million prize pool and 26,400 EPT points up for grabs.

The Group Stage followed a single round-robin format, with teams split evenly into two groups. All matches were played as a best-of-two series. The top two teams of each group advanced to the Playoffs’ upper bracket, the teams ranked 3rd-4th seeded into the lower bracket, and the rest were eliminated.

The Playoffs feature a double-elimination style bracket. All matches are played as a best-of-three series, except for the Grand Final, which is played as a best-of-five. The final three days will be played in front of a live audience at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, England.

You can find detailed ESL One Birmingham 2024 match fixtures on the official ESL One website.

How To Watch ESL One Birmingham

Unable to attend the ESL One Birmingham 2024 tournament? No problem! You can watch the tournament live from the comfort of your home on Twitch and YouTube. Better yet, you can also watch the games and place live in-play bets right here on Thunderpick!

Just go to the Dota 2 betting section, choose an ESL One Birmingham 2024 match, and hit the “Live Mode” button. From there, you can place bets and catch every second of the action. It will feel like you’re right there in the arena!

Teams Competing In ESL One Birmingham

Each of the 12 teams in this tournament is vying for a share of the $1 million prize pool and 26,400 EPT points. At the end of the season, the top eight teams on the ESL Pro Tour leaderboard will qualify for Riyadh Masters 2024 at the inaugural Esports World Cup.

The teams participating in ESL One Birmingham 2024 are:

Note: As of April 25, 2024, the following have been eliminated from the competition: Gaimin Gladiators, Shopify Rebellion, Team Spirit, and Talon Esports.

Our Predictions For ESL One Birmingham Playoffs

Need help to place your ESL One Birmingham 2024 betting predictions? We’ve got your back. Here’s our analysis of the top three Dota 2 teams competing at the event (in no particular order). To avoid potential upsets, we focused on teams that proved their mettle during the Group Stage.

Important: These predictions reflect the perceived strength of teams based on historical trends and should not be interpreted as betting advice. Past performance does not guarantee future outcomes. Always gamble responsibly.

Team Falcons

Team Falcons have a positive outlook and are positioned to win ESL One Birmingham 2024 outright. The MENA powerhouse secured the top seed in Groups with a 6-4 (1-4-0) record and is dead-set on going all the way. However, there are some concerns regarding their consistency after drawing several matches.

Despite these reservations, the team boasts a star-studded roster comprising several high-caliber players like skiter, Malr1ne, and ATF. They also have an impressive track record, with victories at BetBoom Dacha Dubai and DreamLeague Season 22, where they defeated BetBoom Team with a 3-0 sweep!

While their synergy and ability to execute game-winning strategies is evident, Team Falcons also boast strong adaptability. This became clear following the absence of their main carry, Malr1ne, due to visa issues. Regardless, the team kept their form with their sub, SumaiL, proving their ability to perform under pressure. 

Team Falcons roster:

  • Oliver “skiter” Lepko
  • Stanislav “Malr1ne” Potorak
  • Ammar “ATF” Al-Assaf
  • Andreas “Crit-” Nielsen
  • Wu “Sneyking” Jingjun

BetBoom Team

BetBoom Team is a strong contender for a top 3 finish. They showcased a dominant performance during the Group Stage with a 6-4 (2-2-1) record, proving their ability to compete at the highest level and the most likely to rival Team Falcons in the Grand Finals.

According to datdota, BetBoom Team leads the tournament with a 63.64% win rate (7-4), backed by strong historical performance, including top 3 placements at Tier 1 Dota 2 events. It is worth noting that the Russian juggernaut was fined with a Level 2 Draft Penalty for bug abuse in a match against G2 x iG.

However, the team managed to defy expectations of a loss and secured a spot in the upper bracket. This resilience is a testament to their ability to adapt and overcome adversity, further bolstering their chances of victory.

BetBoom roster:

  • Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko
  • Danil “gpk” Skutin
  • Matvey “MieRo`”Vasyunin
  • Vitalie “‘Save-” Melnic
  • Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek

Xtreme Gaming

Xtreme Gaming enters ESL One Birmingham 2024 as a bit of a dark horse, having narrowly missed an upper bracket seed in the Group Stage with a 5-5 (2-1-2) record. Despite this setback, the team boasts the third-highest win rate in the tournament (7-5, 58.33%), showcasing their potential to make a deep run in the lower bracket.

However, the Chinese team’s performance has been a mixed bag. While they have showcased moments of sheer dominance reminiscent of their 3-1 win over Team Falcons at Elite League, Xtreme Gaming has also been marred by many setbacks and challenges during the tournament.

The key to their success rests not only on the team’s ability to maintain focus but also on addressing the weaknesses currently holding them down. That aside, we know this is a bold prediction, so only time will tell if Xtreme Gaming can shake off their losses and return to peak form.

Xtreme Gaming roster:

  • Wang “Ame” Chunyu
  • Guo “Xm” Hongcheng
  • Lin “Xxs” Jing
  • Zhao “XinQ” Zixing
  • Ding “Dy” Cong

Note: Other potential dark horses capable of having upsets at ESL One Birmingham 2024 include Tundra Esports, OG, and Team Liquid.

Betting On ESL One Birmingham 2024

We couldn’t be more excited about the return of the ESL One Birmingham tournament, and it’s already been a thrilling view experience. But as we head into its final days, we wanted to share our expert opinion on who we think has the best opportunity to take home the big prize (the cash and the EPT points). Will it be one of your favorite teams? Or have they already been eliminated?

You can keep up with all of the ESL One action at our Dota 2 betting page, where you can watch games as they happen and place your bets!

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