ESL One Frankfurt's open bracket has come to an end. 224 teams signed up for the European open bracket qualifier, but only four of them could make it to the second stage. After long days and tough battles, the teams have been decided.
Joining the twelve invited teams will be:
Hehe United is a strong new team with players living all over Europe. They've proved themselves not only in the qualifier, but were also invited to the joinDOTA League Division 1, where they placed 9th.
, also known as Sensei Gaming
, is a Serbian team that's been around for a while now and undergone some changes throughout the year, but now they're back and not to be messed with. You might have seen them in last year's EMS One fall season
or defeating Virtus.Pro in the joinDOTA League yesterday.
Drakdräpere, formerly Property, is a Swedish team with players who used to be part of Keita Gaming. They've not been performing as well as they used to, but with their victory in the European open bracket qualifier they look to turn their fortunes back around.
Duza, a largely unknown but consistently performing team, has always been just outside the spotlight, never having any really impressive results but always doing well regardless. The team was able to defeat favorite The Retry in their final match of the qualifier, and turned quite a few heads by doing so.
The end of the European open bracket is accompanied by the close of the ESL One Frankfurt ticket waves. However, don't be alarmed - if you haven't purchased your ticket yet, you still have a chance. Although the ticket waves have come to an end, open ticket sales are just beginning. This means that tickets will now be available permanently from now on (until sold out, of course!), the downside of this being that the tickets no longer benefit from the preceding waves' early purchase discount.
For all the latest information on ESL One Frankfurt, be sure to check out the official website.