ESL Meisterschaft Autumn 2023: Overview

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Moreover, ESL Meisterschaft Autumn 2023 is one of the biggest annual tournaments for tier-3 teams in Germany and Austria, especially its prize pool keeps getting bigger each year – this tournament has a prize pool of $31,560, which the grand winner will get $11,820 of the prize.

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ESL Meisterschaft Autumn 2023: Format

ESL Meisterschaft Autumn 2023 is the continued tournament after the Spring event, which means that six out of 12 teams invited in this year’s Autumn are the same teams who participated last season.

Group Stage: August 30 – November 8, 2023

  • There are two groups, which means there are six (6) teams each
  • Double round-robin
  • All games are in Best-of-2
  • If a team wins two straight maps in a Bo2, they will earn 3 points, and the losing team will earn 0 points
  • But if the results are drawn, then both teams will earn 1 point
  • The two teams who will earn the highest points from both groups will advance to the playoffs’ semifinals
  • The second and third-place teams from each group will advance to the playoffs’ quarterfinals
  • The fourth-place teams from each group will directly be eliminated but are invited for the next season’s tournament
  • The two bottom losing teams from each group will directly be eliminated and will be drop down to relegation playoffs, which means they still have the chance to battle it out and be part of the official 12 teams for the next season

Playoffs: November 15 – November 21, 2023

  • Single-elimination bracket
  • All matches are in Best-of-3

Prize Pool Distribution

  • Grand Winner: $11,820
  • 2nd Placer: $5,910
  • 3rd – 4th Placer: $2,955
  • 5th – 6th Placer: $1,300
  • 7th – 8th Placer: $1,064
  • 9th – 10th Placer: $887
  • 11th – 12th Placer: $709

Teams Participating

Hehe United

Its roster is consisting of: Yuma, hwa, Davai Lama, Alexxo and jmn.


The team is composed of lowskill, Copy, TheBloodySky, MustDie, and Naturel.


Its players are Azazel. Mo13ei, Kaito, Qupe, and Luft.


The team is composed of: MEGABAUSS, thelch, Ryder, DrNutti, and Nukkumatti.

Plan-B Esports

The team consists of Failetz, Mastermind, JackalBG, RedOrc, and Nova.

TT Willhaben

The team is composed of TequilaClezi, Chilla_Deluxe, Baba Ali, Nuke, and Walddomi.

eSports Rhein-Neckar

Its players are: Arsenal-, Deo Confidimus, tyr0n, ybdomi, and Argeus.


Its roster is composed of DragonSoul, HELLFoX, blu3, WwieWaMBo, and Lexam.

404 Multigaming e.V.

The team is composed of: Lorokos, Nande, Ossi, Obviöslicher Kapitän, and Testeri.

Project B

Its players are SlaweE, Ascendancy, Picubedsquared, eXpo, and Atoufix.

True Pumpers

The team is composed of FGFE, PoliG, Jogö, Lintel, and Molex.

Cheese Pickers

Its roster is composed of: Improve, Shawty, bex, Murock, and Insomnia.

ESL Meisterschaft

Group Stage

Hehe united



Cheese Pickers

True Pumpers


Plan-B Esports


Project B

404 Multigaming e.V.

eSport Rhein-Neckar

TT willhaben

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why ESL Meisterschaft Autumn 2023 Is Considered a Tier-3 Tournament?

Most countries have their tournaments, not only for those top organizations but also for those low-tier ones. In general, those who belong to tier 3 and 4 categories are teams still improving in the scene. Thus, these tournaments will benefit them and enhance and showcase their talents. The winner will also have the chance to compete in Tier 2 tournaments in the future.

Which Team Is Predicted to Win the ESL Meisterschaft Autumn 2023?

By far, hehe united is the crowd’s favorite as they are also one of the oldest organizations in the German Dota 2 community despite their slow improvement throughout these years. However, they have shown progression in their recent matches against other teams of the tournament.

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