Newbee.Young will be replacing Invictus Gaming at The Frankfurt Major set to take place starting November 13th. Due to visa issues and the lack of a listed substitute player, the Chinese team was forced to concede their spot. Newbee.Young took third place in the Chinese Qualifiers, placing them next in line and giving them the opportunity to compete. The Frankfurt Major will start out with a closed group stage scheduled between November 13-14 and progress to the open main event set to take place at the Festhalle Messe in Frankfurt, Germany from November 16-21st. The 16 teams are competing for the $3,000,000 prize pool.
ESL announced Newbee will be replacing Invictus Gaming at the Frankfurt Major.
Several days ago Invictus Gaming had reported that they were forced to withdraw from The Frankfurt Majordue to complications in obtaining required travel documents for Su “super” Peng. The team did not have a substitute registered, therefore falling out of compliance with the roster lock rules implemented by Valve.
As Invictus Gaming, qualified for the Frankfurt Major through the Chinese Qualifier, the organization has extended the invitation to replace them to the team that was next in line – Newbee Young. The team had come in third place, following Invictus Gaming and Newbee.
Frankfurt Major participating teams
- Evil Geniuses
- ViCi Gaming
- Vega Squadron
- Team Secret
- Cloud 9
The Frankfurt 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 total prize-pool of $3,000,000 and ESL Gaming will be in charge of production.
Unlike The International prize-pool, the Frankfurt Major prize fund is fixed at $3,000,000 even though Valve has released the Fall Season 2015 Compendium. The purchases will not contribute to the Frankfurt Major prize purse.
Frankfurt Major Prize pool distribution
- 1st place $1,110,000 (37%)
- 2nd place $405,000 (13.5%)
- 3rd place $315,000 (10.5%)
- 4th place $255,000 (8.5%)
- 5th-6th place $202,500 (6.75%)
- 7th-8th place $105,000 (3.5%)
- 9th-12th place $45,000 (1.5%)
- 13th-16th place $30,000 (1%)
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.
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.
Frankfurt 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.
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