The Frankfurt Major – All you need to know about Dota 2’s first Major

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Yesterday Valve revealed the invites for the first of the Major Series taking place in Frankfurt, Germany next month. The major, creatively named “The Frankfurt Major” is the first of Valve’s Dota 2 major series which will see four a year, ending in the Dota 2 International. The tournament kicks off on November 16th, with the qualifiers beginning on October 10th.

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The Invites

Sticking with the same format, Valve have invited the top eight teams in the world to attend the event, with regional qualifiers being held to decided who will fill the final few spots.

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Strangely enough, this will be one of the first Valve sanctioned Majors where a Southeast Asian team hasn’t been invited. China holds the top spot with four invited teams, and Europe close second with three. After their victory at ESL One New York, Vega Squadron will be the team to beat come the next Major while Evil Geniuses still have a thing or two to prove after picking up Arteezy not too long ago.

The Qualifiers

Each region will host 10 teams, where the top two will receive entry into the Major. The qualifier regions are as follows: Americas, Southeast Asia, China and Europe. Each region will have open qualifiers, which will allow teams who haven’t been invited to the qualifiers, to qualify for the qualifiers… make sense? These begin today.

Americas Qualifier

South East Asia Qualifier

October 10-13

October 10-13

Complexity Gaming

Fnatic

Digital Chaos

Gigabyte.Mineski

Pain Gaming

MVP Phoenix

Sector V

MVP Hot6

Team Archon

Rex Regum Qeon

Team Imagine

Signature.Trust

Void Boys

Team Satuduatiga

Cloud9

TnC Gaming

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier

China Qualifier

Europe Qualifier

October 11-14

October 10-13

CDEC.Youth

4 Clovers & Lepricon

FTD Club

$5JUNGZ$

Invictus Gaming

Alliance

Newbee

CIS Rejects

Newbee.Young

(Monkey) Business

TongFu

Natus Vincere

Wings Gaming

Stark eSports

Team Fantuam

Ninjas in Pyjamas

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier

Open Qualifier

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The European Qualifiers will be covered by The GD Studio and Faceit, which is always an interesting show when James Harding is involved. The coverage begins today and you can tune in on The GD Studio Twitch Channel, and find out more from Faceit’s website.

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Last Updated: October 6, 2015

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

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