Team Liquid beat Natus Vincere in the grand finals of ESL One Germany 2020 on Sunday to gain their first title under the Liquid banner. Team Liquid captured the USD 150,000 first prize with a 3-1 victory over Natus Vincere.
Na’Vi earned USD 80,000 for their runner-up finish in the USD 400,000 Dota 2 event, which began on the 5th of October with 16 teams.
Playing on red for the entire grand-final series, Liquid won the first two games in 30 minutes apiece. After a 45-minute loss in the third game, Liquid took home the trophy with a 35-minute victory in Game 4.
The winning roster for Team Liquid featured Michael “m’iCKe” Vu, Maximilian “qojqva” Broecker, Samuel “Boxi” Svahn, Tommy “Taiga” Le and Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi. m’iCKe anchored Liquid with an average kill-death-assist ratio of 10.8-2.5-10.5. Alik “V-Tune”Vorobey led Na’Vi with a K-D-A ratio of 5.5-3.3-5.5.
The teams competed in a Swiss group stage with five rounds of best-of-three matches. Teams needed three victories to secure a spot in the eight-team playoffs, while three losses equaled elimination. Teams never played the same opponent twice.