The Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers kick off on Saturday, October 10, at 19:00 CEST. The six invited teams, along with four qualified ones, will compete over three days to attain the coveted spot at the first Dota Major event of the year. Get up to speed with the Dota Major NA Qualifiers schedule, participating teams, format, groups, and streams!
Ten teams – Cloud 9, Digital Chaos, compLexity Gaming, Ewolves, High Council of Wizards & Priests, Void Boys, Boreal, Team Leviathan (Imagine), ROOT Gaming, and 4fats – will be competing for the two spots to represent the Americas region at the Frankfurt Dota Major and join Evil Geniuses, CDEC, LGD, ViCi Gaming, Vega Squadron, Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, EHOME and six other qualified teams in the main event. The Frankfurt Dota Major will take place between November 16-21 at Festhalle Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. A fixed prize pool of $3,000,000 is on the line.
Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers format
- The ten teams have been divided into two Round Robin groups of five.
- Top two teams will advance to a double elimination bracket.
- First place team will start in the Upper Bracket.
- Runner-up team will start in the Lower Bracket.
- The first and second place teams from the Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers will advance to the main event in Frankfurt,Germany.
Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers groups
Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers schedule
Saturday, October 10th
- 19:00 CEST – coL vs. HCWP
- 19:00 CEST – EWolves (Sector V) vs. VB
- 21:30 CEST – C9 vs. coL
- 21:30 CEST – HCWP vs. EWolves
Sunday, October 11th
- 00:00 CEST – LVT vs. TBD
- 00:00 CEST – DC vs. TBD
- 02:30 CEST – VB vs. HCWP
- 02:30 CEST – EWolves vs. C9
- 05:00 CEST – LVT vs. TBD
- 05:00 CEST – DC vs. TBD
- 19:00 CEST – coL vs. EWolves
- 19:00 CEST – C9 vs. VB
- 21:30 CEST – LVT vs. Boreal
- 21:30 CEST – TBD vs. TBD
Monday, October 12th
- 00:00 CEST – HCWP vs. C9
- 00:00 CEST – VB vs. coL
- 02:30 CEST – Boreal vs. TBD
- 02:30 CEST – DC vs. LVT
- 05:00 CEST – TBD vs. Boreal
- 05:00 CEST – TBD vs. DC
Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers streams
The Frankfurt Dota Major NA qualifiers will be broadcast in English as part of the coverage provided by Beyond the Summit, starting at 19:00 CEST, on October 10th.
The organization’s Twitch channel will provide coverage of select group stage matches.
The Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers series will begin at 19:00 CEST on Saturday, October 10th, and end on October 13th.
Frankfurt Dota Major NA Qualifiers teams
After their previous Dota 2 squad disbanded on August 14th, Cloud 9 have decided to pick up the North-American team “Dark Horse”, just in time to meet the registration deadline for the first Dota 2 Major. The announcement about the Cloud 9 new roster was made by the team’s captain, Theeban “1437” Siva, on his Facebook page.
Cloud 9 has been demonstrating impressive performances and quickly establishing themselves as a top NA team since their new roster was established in August. Only a couple of days ago, the squad grabbed their first championship title at the BTS Series Americas #2.
The team has recently qualified for the Nanyang Championships LAN after taking down Digital Chaos, 3:0, in the Americas qualifiers’ finals. They also qualified for the MLG World Finals, on September 27th.
Cloud 9 roster:
Theeban “1437” Siva
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Braxton “Brax” Paulson
Ravi “Ritsu” Kodippili
Avery “SVG” Silverman
Perhaps the most shocking development from the TI5 qualifiers across all of the regions occurred when compLexity Gaming secured their position to attend The International 5 and represent the Americas region alongside Evil Geniuses, after sweeping through Team Archon (then known as North American Rejects), 3:0, in the grand finals.
The team reached a commendable 11th place at TI5 but suffered roster changes during the post-TI shuffle.
On September 2nd, compLexity announced their finalized lineup, bidding welcome to Peter “wayto” Nguyen and Michael “MJW” Nguyen. The team was expected to debut at the Gaming Paradise LAN, before it was cancelled in the witching hour.
compLexity Gaming roster:
Luis “Zyzzy” Perez
Kyle “swindlemelonzz” Freedman
Zakari “freek” Freedman
Peter “wayto” Nguyen
Michael “MJW” Nguyen
Seasoned Dota 2 stars Aui_2000, BuLba and TC will try out their luck in the new season alongside up and coming players YawaR and Biryu, on the brand new team Digital Chaos, founded by SUNSfan.
Digital Chaos roster:
Kurtis “Aui” Ling
Sam “BuLba” Sosale
Tyler “TC” Cook
Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Dat “Biryu” Quoc Ha
Team Leviathan (Imagine)
Team Leviathan is a starter gaming organization consisting of a group of friends who decided to get serious about their careers and moved into a team house located in Florida.
The squad was picked up by Flipside Tactics in June 2014. They left the organization in October 2014, when they decided to venture out into a full organization themselves.
Michael “FlyingZebra” Stanus-Ghib joined Team Leviathan in January 2015. After the team failed to qualify for The International 5, Eric “Shredder” Sheeder decided to take a leave of absence from the competitive scene, in order to focus on his studies. He was replaced by Francis “FranGay” Lee, on July 24th.
They were picked up by Team Imagine on August 18th, when two well-known North American League of Legends teams – Imagine and Odyssey – merged into a multi-gaming organization.
Leviathan’s sponsorship status is unclear ever since Team Imagine’s chairman, Martin Shkreli – also CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals – has been the subject of global outrage when he purchased the rights to an AIDS drug and promptly raised its price overnight by 5500%, from $13.50 to $750.00 per pill.
Team Leviathan roster:
Francis “FranGay” Lee
Josh “Shiibbyy” Trenholm
Andrew “Jenkins” Jenkins
Jason “Nesham” Newsham
Michael “FlyingZebra” Stanus-Ghib
At the end of August, the new ROOT Gaming lineup was revealed to include European player Niklas “Wagamama” Högström among the other NA players in the squad. Since then, the team has undergone a recent roster change and has participated in limited tournaments and qualifiers in their short time together as a squad.
ROOT Gaming roster:
Niklas “Wagamama” Högström
Jaron “monkeys-forever” Clinton
Yixuan “xuan” Guo
Hugo “Froogoss” Araj
Erik “DurpDurp” Bamboo
High Council of Wizards and Priests
High Council of Wizards and Priests was created in the post-TI5 shuffle by Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho. On August 30th, the team’s roster was revealed in anticipation for the Frankfurt Dota Major roster lock. Since then, there have been roster changes and the team is beginning their journey in the NA scene, with notable NA players.
High Council of Wizards and Priests roster:
Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho
Mason “mason” Venne
Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas
Scott “chad” Jensen
Justin “justin” Rosselle
As part of the post-TI5 shuffle at the end of August, Juan “VaNn” Tito, Freddy “SmAsH” Sina, Steven “StingeR” Vargas left the Peruvian team Not Today and teamed up with previous Not Today members Ricardo “Mstco” Román and Alex “Masoku” Dávila under the name Sector V, for the ESL One New York Open Qualifiers.
The team was signed by Elite Wolves – a new South American Organization – on September 30th.
Juan Carlos “vanN” Tito
Freddy “SmAsH” Sina
Steven “StingeR” Vargas
Alex “Masoku” Dávila
Ricardo “mstco” Román
Void Boys is a Canadian team established in November of 2014. The team placed third at the Battle of America and first in CEVO Season 6 Open Division 2. Their roster has been relatively stable since their inception, with Zheng “PatSoul” Yukai having left for Team Tinker for three months and then returned to Void Boys for only one month before departing only to come back again.
At the end of August, the last two team members, Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu and Tairan “SHANKS” Wang were added to the roster.
Void Boys roster:
Zheng “PatSoul” Yukai
Jingjun “Sneyking” Wu
Yao “fly.” Linhui
Tairan “SHANKS” Wang
Mark “Ensoe” Maljik
Jared “Jeppins” Perkin
Quinn “penquinn” Wagner
Nathan “pizzadad37” Geldmeier
Kiril “Kikoni” Minkov
Void Boys picture courtesy of JD Studio