The Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese Qualifiers have officially concluded. Newbee and Invictus Gaming are heading to Frankfurt, in November, to compete in the main event.
The two veteran teams – both former International champions – will be joining other top teams from around the world for the first Dota Major in history.
In the Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese Qualifiers Upper Bracket finals, Newbee swept through Invictus Gaming, 2:0, showing the strength of their revitalized roster.
In the Lower Bracket finals, the stage for veteran versus young was set, as IG faced Newbee.Young for the final spot in the first Dota Major.
IG knocked Newbee.Young out of contention with ease, 2:0.
Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese playoffs brackets
Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese playoffs format
Playoffs matches were best-of-three series. Top two teams – winners of both the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket finals – have qualified qualify for the $3,000,000 Frankfurt Dota Major, scheduled to take place between November 16-21, in Frankfurt, Germany.
Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese Qualifiers winners, Upper Bracket finals
Newbee 2:0 Invictus Gaming – In the first game, Invictus Gaming grabbed Alchemist but it wouldn’t be enough for them to claim a victory. Newbee did a great job in keeping their opponents in check and controlling the map. With a stellar performance by MuZhang “Mu” Pan on Templar Assassin and strong team play, coordination and combos, they were able to put pressure on the map everywhere, push through quickly and overpower IG in 39 minutes, with a score of 25:3.
The second game lasted for over an hour. Despite a great game by Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi on Ember Spirit, Hao’s farm on Gyrocopter paired with a well executed Lina became too much for IG to handle.
- Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese Qualifiers winners: Newbee have secured their spot at the Frankfurt Dota Major. Invictus Gaming were sent to the Lower Brackets to compete for the remaining available spot.
Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese Qualifiers winners, Lower Bracket finals
Newbee.Young 0:2 Invictus Gaming – Invictus Gaming easily took the first game from Newbee.Young. They were able to successfully shut down the Ember Spirit from gaining the needed farm and Ferrari_430 had a flawless game, outplaying and overpowering midlane. Wong “ChuaN” Hock Chuan’s Lion was also flawless and did quite a bit of damage, bringing the team to win in 38 minutes.
The second game was also pretty one sided with Invictus Gaming being able to take the lead early and keep it. With an overwhelmingly farmed Juggernaut, and the mobility and map control with Io and a Spirit Breaker, the veteran team was able to clinch the second victory.
- Frankfurt Dota Major Chinese Qualifiers winners: Invictus Gaming claimed the second spot for the Frankfurt Dota Major, after eliminating Newbee.Young, 2:0.
Frankfurt Dota Major participating teams
Eight teams have received direct invites to the Frankfurt Dota Major.
- 1. Evil Geniuses
- 2. CDEC
- 3. LGD Gaming
- 4. ViCi Gaming
- 5. Vega Squadron
- 6. Team Secret
- 7. Virtus.Pro
- 8. EHOME
- Mineski (SEA Qualifier winner)
- Fnatic (SEA Qualifier winner)
- (monkey)Business (EU Qualifier winner)
- Alliance (EU Qualifier winner)
- Cloud 9(NA Qualifier winner)
- Unknown(NA Qualifier winner)
- Newbee(China Qualifier winner)
- Invictus Gaming(China Qualifier winner)
Frankfurt Dota Major will feature $3 million in prize money
The first Dota Major will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Festhalle Messe – a multi-purpose hall with an area of 6,000 square meters, which can accommodate up to 13,500 visitors. Sixteen teams will be competing over six days, between November 16-21, in a double elimination tournament. The total prize-pool of $3,000,000 is a fixed amount and ESL will be in charge of production.
Valve originally announced the implementation of the Majors system at the end of April 2015. The concept is believed to be a proper solution to some significant problems in tournament quality and control that had been voiced in recent times.
Over the last five years, The International has become the pinnacle moment for the world of professional Dota. Now the excitement of the biggest event in esports is coming to the Majors, a series of seasonal marquee tournaments, which will take place throughout the year and around the globe. Dota’s newest tradition begins this fall with the Frankfurt Major.
Frankfurt Dota Major tickets
- Attendance to the Frankfurt Major will be open to the public and will not require a ticket for any day except for the day of the finals.
- The finals will take place on Saturday, November 21st.
- Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite, for €50 each.