A total of sixteen teams fought it out for the first ever Dota 2 major title in Frankfurt, but in the end there could be only one champion. The Frankfurt Major presented by ESL may be over, but OG’s journey to the top was a truly remarkable Cinderella story with some incredible moments – check out some of our coverage highlights below!
Qualifier and group stage coverage
The qualifiers are where it all began – and competition was fierce. Things started hotting up even more in the group stage, and ESLGaming.com was on hand with both previews and recaps to keep you abreast of the action.
- The usual suspects: catching up with the first Frankfurt Major open qualifiers
- The Frankfurt Major main qualifiers: more than just the usual suspects
- Taking a closer look at the Frankfurt Major groups A and B
- Who’s got the advantage in groups C and D of the Frankfurt Major?
- Favorites reign supreme on the first day of the Frankfurt Major group stage
- The final main event brackets are now set for the Frankfurt Major!
Frankfurt Major recaps
The main event brought us six days of top-notch Dota 2 competition, and upsets, rematches and intercontinental clashes were all on the cards. While OG eventually took down Team Secret in the grand finals, there were some truly incredible matches throughout the event.
- Rise of the underdogs at Frankfurt Major day one!
- Favorites come out on top on day two of the Frankfurt Major
- A TI5 final rematch on day three of the Frankfurt Major
- CDEC Gaming with Big Daddy issues on day four of the Frankfurt Major
- Only Western teams remain in the running after day five of the Frankfurt Major
- The first ever Dota 2 major champions have been crowned in Frankfurt!
Although the Frankfurt Major is done and dusted there’s still plenty to look back on if you want to try and relive the magic of the event, from some of the tournament’s most spectacular plays to the incredible photos taken by the ESL photography team.