Written by Austyn W.
Geek Fam and BOOM Esports face each other in the ESL One Birmingham 2020: Online SEA tournament. The ESL One Birmingham 2020: Southeast Asia is a $40,000 USD online tournament featuring sixteen SEA teams. The teams play in a round-robin group stage. The top two teams advance to the playoffs upper bracket, while the third and fourth-placed teams move to the lower bracket of the playoffs.
Geek Fam is on a hot streak recently. The team won their last six matches over local teams such as Cignal, NEON Esports and T1. They also defeated BOOM Esports 2-0 in their recent head-to-head match for the BTS Pro Series. The Dota2 meta has changed since that tournament, however, it has not changed too much. Geek Fam’s understanding of the current meta gives them a huge advantage over their opponents. The players have perfected their farm timings and once they have a small advantage, they quickly group up to press their advantage.
BOOM Esports is also 2-0 in the current tournament; however, their results are inconsistent. The team also lost to Geek Fam recently, and it was a very one-sided match. It's hard to place any faith in a team with such inconsistency.