Two weeks have passed since Team Secret stormed their way through ESL One Frankfurt and claimed the championship title, after destroying Evil Geniuses, 3:1, in the Grand Finals. ESL have pulled the statistics from Europe’s biggest Dota 2 event and put them all together in an infographic.
With over one million peak concurrent viewers, ESL One Frankfurt 2015 was watched online by almost 80% more people than last year’s event. The Commertzbank-Arena in Frankfurt was home for 15,000 people each day.
A total of 29 games were played:
- Quickest game: 25 minutes – Vici Gaming vs. Fnatic (during the seeding phase of the tournament)
- Longest game: 65 minutes – Evil Geniuses vs. Team Secret (first game of the Grand Finals series)
- Bloodiest game – Evil Geniuses 36:46 Invictus Gaming (1.28 kills/minute, during the seeding phase)
During the seeding bracket and main event, Team Secret’s Artour “Arteezy” Babaev had the highest GPM rate (818 GPM). EG’s Syed “Sumail” Hassan topped the stats at two categories: most deaths (14 deaths in the Upper Bracket seeding game vs. Invictus Gaming) and most kills (19 kills in the second game of the semifinals vs. Virtus.Pro). IG’s Luo “Luo” Yinqi had 27 assists during a seeding game against EG.
Seventy-two heroes were picked or banned during the competition. Shadow Fiend was the most picked hero (51.7% pick rate), while Leshrac seems to have been the most feared one, with a 69% ban rate. Silencer, Bloodseeker and Dazzle had the highest win rates. Sven, Vengeful Spirit, Io, Phoenix, and Bristleback were on the other end, with the lowest win rates throughout the tournament.
We are immensely proud of what we were able to create in Frankfurt this year. Everyone really came together to, in their own way, make the event as special as it was. A huge thank you to everyone involved behind the scenes, to the players, sponsors, and of course, most importantly, the Dota 2 fans!
– Ulrich Schulze, director of pro gaming at ESL
ESL One Frankfurt infographic (*)
(*) Shadow Fiend is mistakenly spelled “Shadow Friend” in the ESL One Frankfurt infographic provided by ESL.
ESL One New York returns this fall
ESL One announced the return of ESL One New York, on June 5th. The event will be held October 3rd and 4th at the Madison Square Garden, with a base prize pool of $250,000.
Tickets are available for prices ranging from $59 to $269 and can be purchased online at Ticket Master or at the Madison Square Garden Box Office. Further details are available on ESL One New York’s website.