The final main event brackets are now set for the Frankfurt Major!

The Frankfurt Major presented by ESL kicked off last Friday at Festhalle Messe with teams from groups A and B fighting for a slot in the upper bracket of the main event. Yesterday, it was time for groups C and D to begin their battle for the first ever Dota 2 major championship.

Group C

Group C had one of the event favourites, Team Secret, who recently won the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships and the MLG World Finals. The group also had the team who stepped in for Invictus Gaming, Newbee Young, who impressed everyone with their impeccable performance in game two versus Team Secret. In the end, Secret prevailed along with LGD Gaming and secured a slot in the upper bracket with Newbee Young and Cloud9 moving to the lower bracket.

Group A


Team Secret


LGD Gaming




Newbee Young


Group D

Group D consisted of the Chinese wonder, CDEC Gaming who took The International 5 by storm and wowed everyone by taking second place at the event. All eyes are on them to see whether they can repeat that success. Alliance was also in this group and fans were eager to see whether the team is b[A]ck. Unfortunately, we still have to wait for the comeback at this event, as Alliance finished on the last position in the group.

Group D


CDEC Gaming








The brackets

With group C and D now concluded, we know how the rest of the brackets of the main event will look like.

Upper bracket

  • CDEC Gaming vs. LGD Gaming
  • Team Secret vs. Mineski

Lower Bracket

  • Cloud9 vs. Alliance
  • EHOME vs. Newbee Young

The main event kicks off tomorrow!

The main event of the Frankfurt Major presented by ESL kicks off tomorrow, November 16th, at 10:30 CET. We have almost a week packed with great Dota 2 action so be sure not to miss any of it and tune in here. For all important information about the event, including the schedule and brackets, visit the Frankfurt Major official website and follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter and Facebook for updates and highlights.


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