ESL One Frankfurt 2015 is inching closer and closer. In less than three months, we will see the best teams from around the world compete at the Commerzbank Arena, and the regional qualifiers are heating up. Who will join Team Secret, Evil Geniuses and Vici Gaming in June? Let’s see how the qualifiers are shaping up!
EU main qualifier
The EU main qualifier has been progressing over the past few weeks, and we are starting to get a clearer picture of what the double elimination bracket will look like. Alliance especially has been in strong form so far and have yet to lose a map, having brushed aside Cloud 9 in the third round. The Swedes are one matchup away from a qualifier slot, with their opponents for the final round to be decided this weekend.
You can check out the bracket and schedule below:
The EU main qualifier upper bracket
- March 26th, 17:00 CET – ASUS Polar vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
- March 27th, 17:00 CET – HellRaisers vs. Na’Vi
- March 27th, 20:00 CET – Team Empire vs. Team Tinker
The upper bracket of the main qualifier will determine two of the three EU ESL One Frankfurt invites, with the last one coming from the loser bracket finals. You can watch round three of the upper bracket this weekend on joinDOTA’s ESL Twitch channel.
SEA main qualifier
Now that the open qualifiers for the SEA region have concluded, the main qualifier and its invited teams have been announced. One team from the region will get the chance to compete in Frankfurt and the main qualifier schedule and bracket have been finalized.
The SEA main qualifier will kick off this Thursday with the first round of the single elimination bracket. The four open qualifier teams will each face one of the invited first round teams as shown below.
- March 26th, 18:00 SGT (11:00 CET) – Mski vs. RRQ
- March 26th, 21:00 SGT (14:00 CET) – Trust vs. FD
- March 27th, 18:00 SGT (11:00 CET) – CSW vs. Udmn
- March 27th, 21:00 SGT (14:00 CET) – Arcanys vs. 5eva
- April 4th, 18:00 SGT (11:00 CET) – Ehome vs. Arcan/5eva
- April 4th, 21:00 SGT (14:00 CET) – MVP vs. Trust/FD
- April 5th, 18:00 SGT (11:00 CET) – Invasion vs. Mski/RRQ
- April 5th, 21:00 SGT (14:00 CET) – Rave vs. CSW/Udmn
Tune in this Thursday and Friday to see how the first round of the SEA main qualifier plays out!
For a complete overview over the current ESL One Frankfurt qualifier status, visit the joinDOTA ESL One hub for brackets, schedules, streaming links and more.