The ESL One Frankfurt 2016 talent has been revealed, just over a month before the event is scheduled to start. Twelve well-known casters, analysts, observers and stats staff will travel to Frankfurt to cover both the group stages and the main event. ESL One Frankfurtwill take place June 18-19th at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Eight teams – Na’Vi Alliance, OG, Team Liquid, Fnatic, compLexity Gaming, Vega Squadron and one more team from China yet to be determined – will compete for the $250,000 base prize-pool.
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Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, Ben “Merlini” Wu, Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Anderson, Owen “Odpixel” Davies, Tobi “Tobiwan” Dawson, Austin “Capitalist” Walsh, William “Blitz” Lee, Per Anders Olsson “Pajkatt” Lille, Alaan “SexyBamboe” Faraj, Alan “Nahaz” Bester, Jonathan “Pimpmuckl” Liebig, and Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen have joined the ESL One Frankfurt 2016 talent ranks.
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 format
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 format groupstage
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 group stage will be played in a classic GSL format.
- The 8 participating teams will be split up into two groups.
In each group, the teams will play best-of-three matches, as shown below:
Match #1: Team A vs. Team B
Match #2: Team C vs. Team D
Winners’ match (WM): Winner of Match #1 vs. winner of Match #2 – winner advances to the Upper Bracket
Losers’ match (EM): Loser of Match #1 vs. loser of Match #2 – loser drops to the Lower Bracket
Decider match: Loser of WM vs. winner of EM – winner advances to the Upper Bracket and loser drops to Lower Bracket
- The group stage will determine the seeding for the main event.
- Four teams will be seeded into the main event Upper Brackets, while the remaining four will start the main event in the Lower Brackets.
- No teams will be eliminated in the group stage.
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 format: Main event
- Eight teams will play a double-elimination bracket.
- Four teams (top two teams of each of the groups) will start the main event in the Upper Bracket.
- Four teams (bottom two teams of each of the groups) will start the main event in the Lower Bracket.
- All the Upper Bracket match-ups will be best-of-three series.
- The first round of the Lower Bracket matches will be best-of-one elimination series. The following rounds will be best-of-three elimination series.
- The Grand Finals will be best-of-five series, with no winners’ advantage.
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 teams
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 invited teams
- Team Liquid
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 qualified teams
Qualifiers are currently still underway.
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 Americas spot: compLexity Gaming
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 European spot: Vega Squadron
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 European spot: Na’Vi
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 Chinese spot: TBD
- ESL One Frankfurt 2016 SEA spot: Fnatic
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 tickets
Rank Seating – €29 (sit on the rank seats, while at the same time saving a bit on the ticket cost. Access to the festival remains the same)
Infield Seating ticket – €39 ( free seating on pitch level and are free to move around as you please. Of course you will still have access to all the festival activities.)
Premium ticket – €249 (seating right in front of the stage with exclusive signing sessions, exclusive Secret Shop premium ticket, unlimited food and drink and a bonus surprise to be announced soon)
The Aegis Experience – €2,999 (You and 4 friends get access to a private lounge and able to sit anywhere. All the premium perks apply plus front of the line access to signing sessions and venue entry.)
ESL One Frankfurt 2015
Team Secret were unstoppable, taking their fourth consecutive LAN win at ESL One Frankfurt 2015. The European power house destroyed Evil Geniuses, 3:1, in the Grand Finals.