After 8 sensational days of competition and 94 games played, two teams were left fighting for the championship title and trophy for the first Dota 2 Major. In a whirlwind of upsets and extraordinary games, OG rose through the lower brackets, bested Evil Geniuses and upset Team Secret to rise to the top and claim the championship title and the staggering 1.1 million dollars prize at the Frankfurt Major Grand Final.
This year has been a truly amazing one for Dota 2 and the Frankfurt Major has without a doubt stands out among the most memorable and exciting matches. Returning champions, tried and true rosters, fresh blood, dark horses and el clasico favorites brought forward some of the most exhilarating match ups and series of the year.
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) November 21, 2015
The last day of the event kicked off with the Lower Bracket finals with the North American favorites and TI5 Champions, Evil Geniuses, against the newly formed and fan favorite European team OG. OG managed to best the NA giants 2:1 and secured their place in the Grand Finals.
The Grand Finals were remarkable in every way. The matches were bursting with hype and excitement. Starting from the moment that OG qualified to participate in the first Dota 2 Major, they made history as they then made their arduous journey from the brutal best-of-one lower brackets and earned themselves a spot in the Grand Finals. Team Secret took the higher road, coming into the Grand Finals through the Upper Brackets. With two consecutive championship LAN titles under their belt since their formation following TI5, they were hungry for a third.
The level of play in this game is awe inspiring. I feel privileged just to be watching and proud to be a part of the #frankfurtmajor!
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) November 21, 2015
Frankfurt Major Grand Finals
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Frankfurt Major Grand Finals results and summaries – Team Secret vs OG
OG picked up a tusk and an Invoker while Team Secret went with an Anti Mage and Queen of Pain. Although the first game started out relatively even, OG would manage to pull ahead by baiting Team Secret into pick offs and favorable fights, by pushing ahead and gaining incredible farm. Amer “Miracle-” al-Barqawi on Invoker was at the top of the chart and had a score of 14:3:9 by the end. All five heroes of OG were in the top six of net-worth. In a heavily one sided game, OG took the victory in 32 minutes 37:12.
— OG Dota 2 (@OGDota2) November 21, 2015
In the second game OG established an early lead with the Miracle- on Alchemist and were quick to put on the pressure. When they took team fights, it was really amazing coordination. Winter Wyvern and Dazzle played a huge part in the saves and clutch plays. The support duo for OG has been displaying amazing synergy and cohesion. Andreas “Cr1t-” Franck Nielsen on WW was the best he’s played so far. After 65 minutes they were able to take the victory, as Team Secret lacking the fire power to repel OG.
The third game Team Secret drafted Wraith King for Jacky “Eternal Envy” Mao. W33 was given a Lina on midlane and dominated the match. OG started to become more hesitant in team fights and Team Secret are very comfortable waiting for the late game, something that would be needed for EE to come online, so the stage had been set for Team Secret to be able to gain control. A few mistakes and misplays coming out of OG gave Team Secret openings that they needed to further their leads and gains. Team Secret was able to convincingly take the third game and push the series into a fourth.
— Troels Nielsen (@syndereNDota) November 21, 2015
OG drafted a Brew Master. They grabbed the first blood on mid lane by Miracle- and had a great start in early game that they needed. The team was able to capitalize on minor mistake from Team Secret and they pushed through the barracks early. They continued to put pressure on everywhere and making impressive plays, being aggressive and taking control. In just 33 minutes with a score 24:9 OG seized the victory and the championship.
— Andrew Campbell (@ZyoriTV) November 21, 2015
- Frankfurt Major Grand Finals standings: OG defeated Team Secret 2:1 and are The Frankfurt Major champions. Tea Secret will take second place at the first Dota 2 Major.
Frankfurt Major main event
The Frankfurt Major main event will take place from November 16th through the 21st, at the Festhalle Messe, in Frankfurt, Germany, from 10:00 CET to 23:00 CET. Viewers and visitors are in for dawn to dusk action. The Grand Finals will take place on Saturday, November 21st.
Frankfurt Major main event format
Sixteen teams will play a double-elimination bracket.
Eight teams (top two teams of each of the four Frankfurt Major groups) will start the main event in the Upper Bracket. Eight teams (bottom two teams of each of the four Frankfurt Major groups) will start the main event in the Lower Bracket.
All the Upper Bracket match-ups will be best-of-three series.
The first round of the Lower Bracket matches will be best-of-one elimination series. The following rounds will be best-of-three elimination series.
The Frankfurt Major Grand Finals will be best-of-five series, with no winners’ advantage.
- Frankfurt Major standings (Day 1)
- Frankfurt Major standings (Day 2)
- Frankfurt Major standings (Day 3)
- Frankfurt Major standings (Day 4)
- Frankfurt Major standings (Day 5)
- Frankfurt Major standings (Day 6)
- Frankfurt Major group stage results (Groups A and B)
- Frankfurt Major group stage results (Groups C and D)
Frankfurt Major prize-pool distribution
Unlike The International prize-pool, the Frankfurt Major prize fund is fixed at $3,000,000. Valve has released the Fall Season 2015 Compendium, however, purchases will not contribute to the Frankfurt Major prize purse. All sixteen teams will be receiving a piece of the prize-pool, with the first place being awarded $1,110,000 and 13th-16th places receiving $30,000.
- 1st place:– OG – $1,110,000 (37%)
- 2nd place: – Team Secret- $405,000 (13.5%)
- 3rd place:– Evil Geniuses – $315,000 (10.5%)
- 4th place: – EHOME – $255,000 (8.5%)
- 5th-6th places: – CDEC, ViCi Gaming $202,500 (6.75%)
- 7th-8th places: – Virtus.Pro, LGD Gaming – $105,000 (3.5%)
- 9th-12th places: – Vega, Unknown, Alliance, Mineski – $45,000 (1.5%)
- 13th-16th places: Newbee, Newbee.Young, Fnatic, Cloud 9 -$30,000 (1%)
After The International 5, Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein rejoined forces with longtime former teammate and friend, Tal “Fly” Aizik. The duo played together in Fnatic’s Heroes of Newerth team, which then made the transition to Dota 2.
One of the steadiest teams to come down the pike in the new season, Monkey Business have had a strong presence in the Dota scene ever since their inception. The squad had recently placed 3rd-4th at the MLG World Finals and had secured the top Frankfurt Major spot in the European qualifiers.
On October 31st, Monkey Business officially launched OG, a new brand created by the players, in collaboration with a small group of industry professionals and HitBox.tv. The new organization will be guided by the need for transparency in the decision-making process, balanced with increased attention to the players’ rights.
Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein
Tal “Fly” Aizik
David “MoonMeander” Tan
Andreas “Cr1t-“ Franck Nielsen
Amer “Miracle-“ Barqawi