ESL One Birmingham Playoffs Preview, Predictions & Odds

Published: Apr 25, 2024

With the Group Stage in the books and a few surprises to boot, ESL One Birmingham has lived up to the hype delivering incredible games over the past three days. With just eight of the best Dota 2 teams remaining to compete for ESL Pro Tour points and some of the favorites eliminated, we’ve put together a preview of the ESL One Birmingham Playoffs to make sure you’re in the know

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ESL One Birmingham Playoffs Odds

The ESL One Birmingham Group Stage started off surprisingly and kept the shocks coming, as no one team finished with a significantly better record than the other. Looking at the numbers from outrights offered ahead of the tournament, it’s hard to parse the potential victory of these teams, but if you’re looking to bet here are the Dota 2 odds.

These outright odds are provided by Loot.Bet, and below the table lists the top teams most likely to outright win the tournament. Learn more about Loot.Bet, an esports betting platform, in our Loot.Bet review .

TeamTournament Winner Odds
Falcons to win2.9
Xtreme Gaming to win3.8
Liquid to win4.2
Tundra to win7.5
G2 x IG to win12
OG to win15
Heroic to win19

ESL One Birmingham Playoffs Predictions

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ESL One Birmingham Upper Bracket

Despite an inauspicious start that saw them pick up a series of draws, Team Falcons persevered to make it back to their familiar home of the Upper Bracket. The team struggled with consistency, but against an equally uncertain Tundra Esports, they might have the edge. This is a difficult one to call, but Falcons’ consistency this year might give them the edge.

OG rocketed to the top of Group B despite being paired with some of the strongest teams this year in Gaimin Gladiators, Team Spirit, and Xtreme Gaming. After the dust settled, only one of those teams had qualified for Playoffs, while 18/1 longshot OG topped the group. BetBoom Team might be their match, though. The CIS stalwarts have surprised multiple opponents, and could easily send OG to the Lower Bracket for the rest of the event.

ESL One Birmingham Lower Bracket

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Despite equalling their overall score with Team Falcons and BetBoom, Team Liquid find themselves on the cusp of elimination thanks to the virtue of a surprisingly stacked group. The team struggled in the best-of-one tiebreakers, but with three games to secure their victory against a Heroic they should be able to answer the call.

Xtreme Gaming are used to Lower Bracket gaming. The team battled back from the bottom in the Elite League earlier this month to secure their winning spot in the Grand Finals. Here, the team has at least one more pitfall to endure in the capable hands of G2 x iG. Both these teams have a lot of history with each other, stacked with capable veterans. But Xtreme Gaming, with their proven caliber, should just edge out their opponents.

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Michael Hassall

Since: January 31, 2024

Michael has worked in the esports industry for five years after a brief career in marketing. A professional writer for almost a decade, and a lifelong gamer, writing about esports is his one true passion, when he’s not glued to a screen playing the games he writes about.

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