The first day of the Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2 is over, with eight teams left standing in each of the three regions – Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia. Remaining teams will continue today for the last chance to compete in the main Regional Qualifiers. DotaBlast will follow the notable contenders as they advance through the brackets and will provide live updates all throughout the day.
The hopes of attending the Frankfurt Dota Major ended early for some notable teams in the first day of the Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2.
After losing their direct Regional Invite due to a last minute roster change, Team Archon was defeated in Round of 16 by Dilecom.
Tongfu.NA and Mischief were also eliminated in the same round. HellRaisers, LemonDogs and Goomba were all knocked out in round of 128, while Big Red Machine, MFF, HeHe, Golden Boys were all eliminated in Round of 64. Kaipi were eliminated in Round of 16.
Other notable teams from the three regions – such as 7ckingMad’s stack, Arcade.PowerRangers, No Logic Gaming, PRIES, Fantastic Five, ROOT Gaming, God Bless, First Departure and Underminers – will continue today, in the second and last day of the Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers.
Only one team from EU and SEA will have the opportunity to compete in the main Regional Qualifiers scheduled to take place over this weekend, October 10-14. In the NA region, two teams will advance to the main Regional Qualifiers.
The progression of the teams can be monitored in the brackets during the course of the event. Quarterfinals are best-of-one, with semifinals (round of 4) and finals being best-of-three series.
The article will be updated live throughout the day.
UPDATE (05:19 CEST): ROOT Gaming swept through BoM, 2:0, and 4fats eliminated Dilecom, 2:0, in the semifinals of the Americas Frankfurt Dota Majors Open Qualifiers #2. Two spaces were allocated for winners in this qualifier, so both ROOT and 4fats have qualified for the Frankfurt Dota Major Regional Qualifiers. Both teams are scheduled to compete in Group B along with Boreal, Digital Chaos and Team Leviathan/Imagine.
UPDATE (00:19 CEST): No Logic Gaming have overpowered Arcade.PowerRangers, 2:1, and have qualified for the Frankfurt Dota Major Regional Qualifiers.
UPDATE (20:30 CEST): Arcade.PowerRangers bested NaviDota 2:1 and will now face NLG in the grand finals as they fight to become the last European team to join the regional qualifiers.
UPDATE (20:30 CEST):No Logic Gaming swept through PRIES 2:0 straight to the grand finals.
UPDATE (17:30 CEST): PRIES and No Logic Gaming will face each other in the best-of-three semifinals, next.
UPDATE (17:10 CEST): Arcade.PowerRangers and NaviDota have both already progressed into the best-of-three semifinals and will face each other.
UPDATE (17:05 CEST): Spac_Creators have bested First Departure, 2:1, in the Grand Finals of the SEA Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2 and will join as the 10th and final team to compete in the Regional Qualifiers scheduled to start tomorrow, October 10th, at 04:00 CEST AM. The team will join Group B alongside GIGABYTE.MINESKI, MVP.PHOENIX, REX REGUM QEON, and SIGNATURE.TRUST.
UPDATE (16:30 CEST): The first matches of the day for the EU Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2 are now underway with the best-of-one quarterfinals.
UPDATE (13:45 CEST): The Grand Finals of the SEA Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2 are now underway between First Departure and Spac_Creators (ScT), the Australian team which features Darcy “Godot” Jose and Justin “xMusiCa” Yuen, formerly of Can’t Say Wips. The teams will battle it out in a best-of-three series to determine the 10th and final team to compete in the Regional Qualifiers scheduled to start tomorrow, October 10th.
Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2 quarterfinals match-ups
Southeast Asia Quarter Finals
- First Departure vs. RWePlay
- So Lucky vs. TG.Gizmo
- SCT vs. PhnX
- Ozone vs. Underminers
European Quarter Finals
- Fantastic Five vs. No Logic Gaming
- PRIES vs. MCR (7ckingMad’s stack)
- Arcade.PowerRangers vs. TBE
- Abnormal vs. NaviDota
Americas Quarter Finals
- ROOT Gaming vs. CHICKS
- BoM vs. DKB
- God Bless vs. Dilecom
- 4fats vs. NIM
Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers #2 livestreams
All semifinals and finals for the European, Southeast Asian and American regions will be available on DotaTV, in the Dota 2 client.
- Official English stream: GD Studio
Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers schedule
Day 2 – Wednesday, 9th October:
- SEA – Start time: 16:00 SGT
- Europe – Start time: 16:00 CEST
- Americas – Start time: 16:00 CDT
Rounds played: Round of 8 (Bo1), Semifinals (Bo3), Finals (Bo3).
Notable teams still in contention in the Frankfurt Dota Major Open Qualifiers
Most recently, the team seized the championship title in the ProDota Cup from Burden United. The victory gave Power Rangers their first championship title in one year’s time.
On August 26th, Danil “Bignum” Shehovtsov replaced Ivan “Gorec” Kartankov in the Arcade.PowerRangers lineup, as the final official team member for the roster lock time period.
However, the team continued to be plagued by roster changes, as Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov has officially been named as the replacement for Dmitry “Ditya Ra” Minenkov.
According to the team’s website the decision to leave was a mutual one, fueled by decrease in team morale and motivation.
The team receive invitations to numerous tournaments, such as The Gaming Resorts invitational, Game Show Global Cup, Alienware Summer’s End Cup, The Defense #5, and D2CL season #6. They were unable to qualify for ESL One New York 2015 and ASUS ROG DreamLeague Season 4.
Arcade.PowerRangers were recently joined by former Monkey Freedom Fighters player, Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi.
Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov
Eugene “chshrct” Kostroma
Alexei “j4” Lipai
Danilo “Bignum” Shehovtsov
Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi
No Logic Gaming
No Logic Gaming was originally formed during the post-TI5 shuffle by Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos, formerly of London Conspiracy. The team registered for the Major, but has had several roster changes since then. The most recent roster change occurred last night, when ex-Arcade.PowerRangers Dmitriy “Ditya Ra” Minenkov and Steve “Excalibur” Ye were added to the lineup.
No Logic Gaming roster:
Dmitriy “Ditya Ra” Minenkov
Steve “Excalibur” Ye
Niclas “Niqua” Westergård
Milan “MiLAN” Kozomara
Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos
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