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Red Bull Gaming comes to Cologne with the Merlini & SingSing Allstars!

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Johannes Schiefer
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The Red Bull Gaming Grounds return to ESL's Cologne studio this weekend for two days of unique Dota 2 competition, coaching and showmatches. The stars of the show will be two amateur teams, who will undergo two days of rigerous training as they compete for paid trips to ESL One New York under the watchful eye of their respective coaching teams. Coaching will come from the two Allstar Teams around Merlini and SingSing as well as the Sport University of Cologne:

The SingSing Allstars
WehSing „SingSing“ Yuen                         
Niklas „Wagamama“ Högström               
Kai „Hann1“ Hanbueckers                         
Shane „Shane“ Clarke                                 
Kevin „Purge“ Godec                                  

The Merlini Allstars
Ben „Merlini“ Li-Yen Wu                            
Troels „SyndereN“ Nielsen                       
Jacob „Maelk“ Toft-Andersen                 
Jimmy „DeMoN“ Ho                                    
Gareth „Durka“ Bateson                      

The event will be hosted by Salome „Soe“ Gschwind-Penski with games cast by Austin „Capitalist“ Walsh and William „Blitz“ Lee.

You can watch on Twitch.tv/ESL_Dota2
All information can be found on the Red Bull Gaming Ground page
Live Updates can be found: here

Saturday Schedule:
13:00 - Welcome to the show by Soe
13:30 - Opener Match: Merlini Allstars vs. SingSing Allstars
15:00 - Dota 2 basics (shop, draft, map (sites) ...)
16:30 - Improve your performance: German Sport University Cologne (workshop one)
17:00 - How to play Midlane (heroes, positioning, items, ...)
17:30 - How to play Jungle (heroes, positioning, items, ...)
18:30 - Live Audience, Rules, Handicaps, Interaction
19:00 - ESL ONE New York match one - Amateurs
20:00 - Showmatch - Merlini Allstars vs. SingSing Allstars with a special twist

Sunday Schedule:
13:00 - Welcome to the show
13:15 - Mixed Match - Team SingSing & Team Merlini Pros and Amateurs
14:05 - Analysis of the Match with coaches & amateurs with questions from the public
14:40 - Talk Round: SingSing & DeMoN on what it takes to go from high MMR to Pro
14:55 - Mixed Match - Team SingSing & Team Merlini Pros and Amateurs
16:00 - Analysis of the Match with coaches & amateurs with questions from the public
16:40 - Fun Match: Overwatch with Pro & Amateurs
17:20 - Talk Round: Maelk & Synderen talk game analysis and preparing for tournaments
17:35 - ESL One New York qualification Match #2
19:00 - ESL One New York qualification Match #3
20:30 - Pro Show Matches