The Frankfurt Dota Major SEA Qualifiers kick off on Saturday, October 10, at 04:00 CEST. The eight invited teams, along with two 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 SEA Qualifiers schedule, participating teams, format, groups, and streams!
Ten teams – Fnatic, TnC Gaming, Team SATUDUATIGA, MVP.HOT6IX, MVP.Phoenix, GIGABYTE.Mineski, Signature.Trust, Rex Regum Qeon, 4hate, and Spac_Created – will be competing for the two spots to represent SEA at the Frankfurt Dota Major. No Southeast Asian teams have been directly invited to the event.
Frankfurt Dota Major SEA 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 SEA Qualifiers will advance to the main event in Frankfurt,Germany, November 16-21st at Festhalle Messe for the fixed $3,000,000 prize pool.
Frankfurt Dota Major SEA Qualifiers schedule
Saturday, October 10th
- 04:00 CEST – TNC Gaming vs. 4Hate
- 04:00 CEST – 123 vs. MVP.Ho6
- 07:00 CEST – Fnatic vs. TNC Gaming
- 07:00 CEST – 4Hate vs. 123
- 09:00 CEST – Signature.Trust vs. Rex Regum Qeon
- 09:00 CEST – Mineski vs. ScT
- 11:30 CEST – 123 vs. Fnatic
- 11:30 CEST – MVP.Hot6 vs. 4Hate
- 11:30 CEST – MVP.Phoenix vs. Mineski
- 11:30 CEST – ScT vs. Signature.Trust
Sunday, October 11th
- 04:00 CEST – TNC Gamingvs. 123
- 04:00 CEST – Fnatic vs. MVP.Hot6
- 06:30 CEST – Rex Regum Qeon vs. ScT
- 06:30 CEST – Signature.Trust vs. MVP.Phoenix
- 09:00 CEST – 4Hate vs. Fnatic
- 09:00 CEST – MVP.Hot6 vs. TNC Gaming
- 11:30 CEST – MVP.Phoenix vs. Rex Regum Qeon
- 11:30 CEST – Mineski vs. Signature.Trust
- 14:00 CEST – MVP.Phoenix vs. ScT
- 14:00 CEST – Rex Regum Qeon vs. Mineski
Frankfurt Dota Major SEA Qualifiers streams
The Frankfurt Dota Major SEA qualifiers will be broadcast in English as part of the coverage provided by Beyond the Summit, starting at 04:00 CEST, on October 10th.
The organization’s Twitch channel will provide coverage of select group stage matches.
The Frankfurt Dota Major SEA Qualifiers series will begin at 04:00 CEST on Saturday, October 10th, and end on October 13th.
Frankfurt Dota Major SEA Qualifiers groups
Frankfurt Dota Major SEA Qualifiers teams
The previous Malaysian squad, formerly a part of the EHOME organization between January – March 2015, was signed by Fnatic on June 4th.
During The International 5, Fnatic have failed to advance into the Upper Brackets of the main event, having secured only four points during the group stage. They were knocked out of contention by Virtus.Pro from the very first day of the TI5 main event, on August 3rd, in a brutal best-of-one elimination series.
The organization made significant changes following TI5. Mushi and Ohaiyo were the only remaining members. Changing directions, the team is now infused with an international flavor, with Djardel “DJ” Mampusti from the Philippines and Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier from Germany on the squad.
Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung
Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo
Djardel “DJ” Mampusti
Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
Wai Pern “Net” Lim
In the Southeast Asian region, which is typically given only one spot to represent a series of small countries, Korean team MVP.Phoenix has worked hard and strived to take their success to a global level with top placements in all local Korean tournaments, as well as in Southeast Asian regional tournaments, such as the IeSF Asian Championships and Nexon Sponsorship Leagues.
With a commendable 6th place finish at TI5, MVP.Phoenix won the hearts and respect of fans all over the world. Following the post TI shuffle, the two MVP teams merged rosters and created an all-Korean lineup.
Kim “Febby” Yong-min
Kim “QO” Seon-yeob
Park “March” Tae-won
Pyo “MP” No-a
Lee “Heen” Seung-gon
At the end of August, MVP.Phoenix have completed their roster to include a combination from both of the organization’s teams – MVP.Hot6ix and MVP.Phoenix. With the additional departure of Lee “SunBhie” Jeong-jae, Lee “FoREV” Sang-don was the only remaining member of the team from TI5.
Although the team qualified for TI5 in their region with stunning performances, they ended up dead last in their group stage and in the event.
Lee “FoREV” Sang-don
Lee “Reisen” Jun-yeong
Lee “Sagun” KyungMin
Son “Doctor” Kyung-Il
Kim “Dubu” Dooyoung
TnC Gaming, a Dota 2 team from the Philippines, was founded in 2013. On February 2nd, 2015, TnC announced that their new team was participating in its first major tournament.
TnC advanced to the playoffs in the TI5 SEA Qualifiers, but were eliminated in the first round of the Lower Brackets by Rave, 2:1.
At the end of August, it was announced that John “teehee” Linuel Abanto and Jhonel “Seven” Jay Maguddayao had separated from the squad. The team added Mark Louise “xLucky” Reyes and Marc Polo “Raven” Fausto to the active roster.
TnC Gaming roster:
Nico “eyyou” Barcelon
Sam “sam_H” Hidalgo
Ceejay “gnoji” Pelagio
Mark Louise “xLucky” Reyes
Marc Polo “Raven” Fausto
4Hate is a team from Singapore comprised of Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih (formerly of MVP.Phoenix) and other notable players from the region, coming from teams such as First Departure and Singaporean Rejects. Nutz left MVP.Phoenix to return to Singapore after TI5, where the Korean team took a commendable seventh place.
Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih
Joel “Chibix” Chan Jian Yong
Wilson “Poloson” Koh Chin Wei
Nicholas “xFreedom” Kelvin Ileto Lim
Spac_Creators is an Australian team which features Darcy “Godot” Jose, Justin “xMusiCa” Yuen and Yao “Tudi” Wen Teo, formerly of Can’t Say Wips. The team was founded during the post-TI5 reshuffle in August and immediately grabbed first place in the Corsair Gaming Arena #6.
CSW placed third in their group phase for the TI5 SEA qualifiers. On May 30, Godot announced that he was parting ways with the team. They were then reformed mid June with a new roster, but again disbanded not long after.
Darcy “Godot” Jose
Justin “xMusiCa” Yuen
Kim “Velo” Taesung
James “NumoT” Marshall
Yao “Tudi” Wen Teo
Mineski is a gaming organization focused on building the Philippine Esports scene by providing coverage and events within the Philippines. The Mineski organization was founded in 2004. Over the past 10 years, the organization branched out into other areas in SouthEast Asia. Their CyberCafé franchise is called Mineski Infity. They have two DOTA teams. In 2014, three team members came forward and admitted to being involved in match-fixing and were removed from the team.
After many reshuffles, the last roster changes came in March, when Mineski added Jessie Cristy “JessieVash” Cuyco and Carlo “Kuku” Palad. In August, the team added Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa, formerly of Rave Dota.
A couple of days ago, Gigabyte.Mineski qualified for the Nanyang Championships, after taking down Signature.Trust, 3:0, in the Southeast Asian qualifiers’ finals. The squad has thus taken the one regional spot allocated for the $200,000 tournament and will be joining six invited teams and three other qualified ones at the main event scheduled to take place in Singapore, between October 26th and November 1st.
Ryan Jay “Bimbo” Qui
Carlo “Kuku” Palad
Jessie Cristy “JessieVash” Cuyco
Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa
Julius “Julz” De Leon
Signature.Trust Esports is a Thai gaming organization. Until January 20th, they played under the MiTH.Trust banner. The team has placed first in The Prime Major and Vietnam eSports Champions League and second in Hitbox Obutto Championship and Good Play SEA Invitational. Most recently, they finished second in SEA Dragon Battle 2 and first in Corsair Gaming Arena #5.
Pipat “LaKelz” Prariyachat
Chanon “aabBAA” Chiwpreecha
Anucha “Jab-Kaneki” Jivarong
Anurat “boombell” Praianun
Rex Regum Qeon
Rex Regum is an Indonesian team. The team was formed prior to the Asian Cyber Games 2013 tournament. “Rex Regum” is latin for “King of Kings”. Following the breakup of their team after failing to qualify for TI4, Qeon Interactive decided to re-enter the Southeast Asian Dota 2 scene by picking up a brand new team in November 2014. After numerous roster changes, the most recent team was formed with the additions of current members in June and August.
Since then, the team has placed first in SEAC 2015.
Rex Regum Qeon roster:
Farand “Koala” Kowara
Azam “Nafari” Aljabar
Muhammad “bubu” Damar
Ruby “SCL” Gunawam
Ario “Panda” Susilo
Team SatuDuaTiga is a Malaysian Dota 2 team formed in mid-June mostly from ex-G Guard Esports members. KaNG and Minerva joined the team in August.
Since their formation, the team has placed 5th-6th in HuomaoTV Mid-summer League Season, 1st in SEA Dragon Battle 2, 2nd in the Asia Arena Cup and 3rd-4th in the BTS Southeast Asia #1.
Team SatuDuaTiga roster:
Benjamin “Ben” Lim Yi Cheong
Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
Chua “KaNG” Soon Khong
Adam Erwann Shah “343” bin Akhtar Hussein
Rene “Minerva” Michael Halim