ESL One Frankfurt: Origins - an event for a truly global audience

ESL One Frankfurt 2016 is coming back for its third iteration on June 18th to 19th and we are excited to welcome back its roaring fans. At last years ESL One Frankfurt 2015 we saw one of the most diverse crowds in eSports history with fans travelling to Germany from all over the world, some even flying more than 18000 kilometers to watch the best Dota 2 teams in the world play in the Commerzbank-Arena.

London, photo by Dorinser

Such dedication deserves to be showcased and we have collected some interesting stats and facts we wanted to share so you’ll know what you can expect from ESL One Frankfurt 2016. Such as this heatmap, which visualizes the origins of all ESL One Frankfurt 2015 ticket holders, as well as all current ticket sales for ESL One Frankfurt 2016.

In the heatmap above you can see just how far people are willing to travel to witness world class esports in a unique stadium atmosphere, as some of the world’s most renowned teams battle it out for a US$250,000 prize pool. Two dedicated fans from New Zealand hold last years record with 18558 kilometers travelled ahead of fellow long-distance Dota 2 fanatics from Australia, Chile and Indonesia.


While the biggest majority of fans came from Germany, a large portion of fans came from all across Europe, as well as the United States. You can check out the detailed attendance statistics per country below.

  • Germany: 6516 - Frankfurt: 440
  • United Kingdom: 812 - London: 156
  • Netherlands: 256 - Amsterdam: 20
  • Austria: 255 - Vienna: 97
  • France: 188 - Strasbourg: 30
  • Switzerland: 163 - Zurich: 27
  • Sweden: 139 - Gothenburg: 10
  • Denmark: 111 - Copenhagen: 35
  • Czech Republic: 104 - Prague: 51
  • Italy: 101 - Rome: 13
  • Norway: 77 - Oslo: 18
  • United States: 73 - New York, Raleigh, San Diego: 7
  • Belgium: 71 - Antwerp, Charleroi: 6
  • Ireland: 65 - Dublin: 34
  • Poland: 62 - Wroclaw: 9

95% of all attendees came from these cities and countries

Grab your ESL One Frankfurt 2016 tickets today!

We can’t wait to find out where the ESL One Frankfurt 2016 crowd will come from. Until then, make sure to follow @ESLDota2 on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with everything regarding ESL One.


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