We talk to ESL One Frankfurt 2015 cosplay competition runner-up and ESL One Frankfurt 2016 and ESL One Hamburg 2017 cosplay judge, Kairi.
Check out the gauntlets thrown down for the teams trying to secure a spot at ESL One Hamburg.
We chat to the ESL One Frankfurt 2016 cosplay winner, Meruna.
Who’s gonna qualify to the first Major of the season?
None other than the top two teams from TI7 are the first direct invites to the ESL One Hamburg Major!
Teams from six different regions will compete for a slot in the first Dota 2 major of the upcoming season. Here’s how it’s going to happen.
ESL One Hamburg to be the first tournament benefitting from the new partnership.
ESL One Hamburg to be the 3rd Major on European soil and second one in Germany
Updating the tournament rules for IEM, ESL One, ESL Pro League series, ESEA and amateur competitions.
Be a part of Europe’s biggest Dota 2 cosplay festival!
3.000 US-Dollar und weitere Preise warten auf die Teilnehmer.
ESL One und Dota 2 kommen zurück nach Deutschland und dieses Mal gilt es eine neue Stadt zu erobern!
ESL One and Dota 2 return to Germany with whole new city to conquer.
See how the final matches unfolded in the Arena of Stars in the Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
Catch up with how the remaining matches of the groups unfolded.
See how the first matches of the first Dota 2 LAN of 2017 played out.
Cheer for your favorite team and win a GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics card
After supporting the qualifier, Malaysia's leading telecommunication service join for the full event!
Logitech G will provide ESL One Genting with headsets, mice, keyboards and mousepads.
Get some awesome loot in form of the event goodie bag, free drinks and more!
Microsoft and Lenovo will supply ESL One Genting with operating systems and gaming computers for players, teams and talent.
The final qualifier is in the books and ESL One Genting is set!
Dota 2 isn’t the only attraction at ESL One Genting.
Check out the complete, Malaysia-bound ESL One Genting broadcast crew!
The ESL One Genting groups were drawn - check out who’s facing who to start the event.
The Chinese powerhouse joins the ESL One Genting lineup after winning the Chinese qualifiers!
Check out Execration’s run through the ESL One Genting SEA qualifier bracket.
Check out how the EU and NA qualifiers played out.
Check out how to participate in the Malaysian Open Qualifiers for ESL One Genting.
The TI6 winners are coming to the Resort World Genting in January.
Digital Chaos join Fnatic as ESL One Genting’s second invited team.
Check out how to qualify for ESL One Genting.
Mushi’s new roster have secured themselves a direct invite to ESL One Genting in January.
ESL will kick 2017 off with an event in South East Asia, as the company announced today that next year’s first stop for the ESL One circuit will take place in the prestigious Arena of Stars in Genting, Malaysia.
Everything you need to know about the upcoming Dota 2 event at the Commerzbank Arena
Virtus.Pro have agreed to replace LGD Gaming, who had to withdraw due to health reasons, at ESL One Frankfurt.
Play 1on1 Mid against N0tail and have a chance to win an NVDIA GTX 1070!
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 will feature the largest screen ever used in esports history!
Kinguin will help making the event Europe’s greatest Dota 2 festival which you will not want to miss.
Four in a row. We take a closer look at Fnatic before their fourth ESL One appearance at ESL One Frankfurt 2016.
We sat down with Team Liquid’s carry ahead of ESL One Frankfurt 2016.
See who will be facing who and when at Commerzbank Area.
We’ve got our last confirmed team for ESL One Frankfurt 2016! Check out how LGD booked their ticket.
Which Chinese team can close out the ESL One Frankfurt lineup?
Great battles deserve embellishment and as such we are thrilled to announce our ESL One Frankfurt watchers on the wall.
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 is set to expand on the ESL One Manila spirit.
We interview cosplayer rage about her craft, Dota 2 and ESL One Frankfurt.
Two more ESL One veterans have booked their trip to Frankfurt.
The Americans have managed to secure their second ESL One showing - take a look at how they did it.
Dota 2 item set creator Stephanie “Anuxinamoon” Everett will be a part of the ESL One Frankfurt 2016 Artists’ Alley - check out our interview with her here
Great music, drinks, games and more - join the fun at moon13!
See who will be facing who and when at Southeast Asia’s first premium Dota 2 tournament.
The third and final direct invitation to ESL One Frankfurt goes to the vice champions of the Shanghai Major 2016
We chat to Fwosh about her ESL One Frankfurt attendance, Dota creations and more.
See who’ll be fighting who in the battle for the slot at ESL One Frankfurt 2016.
OG join the ESL One Frankfurt team lineup and will be competing at the Commerzbank Arena this June.
Alliance is the first confirmed team to attend this year’s ESL One Frankfurt.
The closed qualifiers for Europe and SEA begin this week - see what updates were made to the qualifier structure.
We chat with ESL One Frankfurt cosplay veteran Meruna about her experiences with the event as well as what she has in store for us this year.
We chat to Sebastian “kL52” Lohmaier, who will be bringing ESL One Frankfurt 2016 attendees some amazing Dota 2
See how the tournament will be played out and how you can watch the group stage.
Join the world’s top teams in the battle for the ESL One championship in Frankfurt this June.
We interview Rehab Cosplay about her hobby, costumes from past Frankfurt events and more.
SirActionSlacks goes to the Philippines.
Up for a real challenge? Try escaping from the MMR trench at ESL One Frankfurt!
The Filipino qualifier is over and we now know the sixth team who will be competing in Manila.
The Chinese battle for SEA’s biggest Dota 2 tournament commences today - who’s going to make it?
We interview the winner of the ESL One Frankfurt 2015 cosplay competition ahead of this year’s event.
ESL One Frankfurt is not just about the games - it’s also about the fans, and we’re giving you multiple ways of getting together at the event.
Legendary Dota artist Kendrick “Kunkka” Lim will be at ESL One Frankfurt 2016 - check out our interview with him here.
Get all the details on the upcoming ESL One Manila qualifiers for the South East Asian and Filipino regions.
Does all the Dota 2 action at ESL One get your creativity flowing?
Looking for somewhere to stay during ESL One Frankfurt 2016? Look no further!
HyperX will provide premier gaming hardware for all ESL One competitions.
Travel to ESL One Frankfurt and ESL One Cologne with like-minded fans from five major German cities.
Celebrate the incredible Dota creative community at ESL One Frankfurt 2016
Cosplay returns to Commerzbank Arena with the ESL One Frankfurt annual cosplay competition
Our final ESL One Manila invite is in the books and we welcome Team Secret to the Philippines.
Our ESL One format underwent some changes for ESL One Manila - check out the new group stage.
Meet fellow Dota 2 fans and prepare for ESL One Frankfurt 2016 at our opening party.
The open qualifiers have concluded - check out what the main qualifiers have in store for us.
The new ESL and Logitech partnership will affect a large number of competitions in 2016 - check out which tournaments will benefit!
Dota 2 fans from all around the world gathered for ESL One Frankfurt 2015 - check out where they travelled from.
Following EHOME, Team Liquid have answered the call to compete at ESL One Manila.
Sign your team up for the ESL One Manila NA open qualifiers and compete against some of the best teams from around the world!
The legendary organization confirmed their invite to the first top level Dota 2 event in the Philippines.
Sign up for the European Open qualifier and secure your team a slot in Southeast Asia’s first ever premium Dota 2 event. More information regarding the NA / SEA qualifier will come soon.
We’re happy to be welcoming AlphaDraft as ESL One at New York Super Week fantasy league sponsor!
As they are unable to attend due to visa issues, EHOME will be being replaced by Invictus Gaming.
We are proud to announce that we will be teaming up with Logitech G at ESL One at New York Super Week.
See what will be happening when at the Madison Square Garden Theater.
Get exclusive Dota 2 merchandise in the Secret Shop at ESL One!
Meet the team who’ll be bringing you all the action from the Madison Square Garden Theater.
Evil Geniuses join the lineup of teams heading to New York’s Madison Square Garden Theater.
The biggest surprise of The International will be performing on the ESL One stage in New York.
We’re excited to announce that Virtus.pro will be joining Team Secret in New York to compete for the ESL One trophy.
We’re excited happy to be able to announce the first team who’ll be attending the biggest Dota 2 event on the East Coast.
An important update for ESL One at New York Super Week attendees and ticket holders
Check out all the improvements we’ll be making for ESL One at New York Super Week this year.
Get your favorite Dota heroes in balloon form thanks to ESL One Frankfurt 2015’s official balloon twister.
All the information you need for making ensuring the best experience at the biggest Dota 2 tournament in Europe!
Gaijin returns to ESL One Frankfurt 2015 with War Thunder!
We've added rain protection to the venue due to a roof tear at Commerzbank Arena.
NVIDIA signs as global partner for the world’s largest Counter-Strike league, the ESL ESEA Pro League and ESL One.
Leading online software and game marketplace G2A joins ESL One Frankfurt 2015’s sponsor lineup!
The schedule and starting times for all ESL One Frankfurt matches in one convenient place.
Hessen’s most popular radio program to give away ESL One Frankfurt 2015 premium tickets
Check out what fantastic Dota 2 goodies ESL One Frankfurt will have in store for you!
ESL One at New York Super Week to feature $250,000 prize pool
Former cosplay competition judge and now participant Meruna talks ESL One Frankfurt and her cosplay adventure.
ESL One Frankfurt will see many amazing cosplays this year but one to definitely keep an eye out for is Roman Pivec’s Timbersaw!
All information on the ESL One Frankfurt 2015 format and more!
A premier Dota 2 event deserves a stellar broadcasting crew - introducing the ESL One Frankfurt 2015 talent!
GIGABYTE joins ESL One Frankfurt 2015 as official motherboard and graphics card sponsor
Last year, Kittycricri won the ESL One Frankfurt cosplay competition. Let’s see what she has in store for us this year!
With the Asian ESL One qualifiers over, we find out who secured a slot at Frankfurt and take a closer look at the results of all of the matches.
paysafecard prepared a special offer for those who have yet to buy their ESL One Frankfurt ticket
Revealing the Chinese qualifier teams, bracket and schedule!
Party with the pros at the official ESL One Frankfurt 2015 afterparty!
Compete in our ESL One Frankfurt 2015 raffle and win great gaming gear from Corsair and the ESL Shop!
Take part in this year’s official ESL One Frankfurt cosplay competition and win your share of a prize pool of over €5,000!
paysafecard will be lending its support our massive ESL One Frankfurt and Cologne events this year.
Which team will represent the region? Check out the matchups and schedule for the ESL One Frankfurt SEA main qualifier!
The final direct invite to ESL One Frankfurt has been confirmed - Vici Gaming will get the chance to defend their title!
Corsair will be providing ESL One Frankfurt participants with top-notch peripherals to help ensure the best possible Dota 2 is played.
16 teams have made it to the EU main qualifier for ESL One Frankfurt, but only three can advance!
The Americans are looking to end their second place streak at ESL One with a successful new roster!
All the information you need about the SEA qualifier for ESL One Frankfurt 2015.
ESL is proud to announce US$1 million for ESL One Dota 2 tournament prize pools, beginning with this year’s ESL One Frankfurt.
The first directly invited team has been revealed!
Grab your chance at glory and sign up for the European open bracket of ESL One Frankfurt now.
8 teams will fight it out at ESL One Frankfurt 2015. Find out more about how the teams can qualify for the tournament.
Now’s your chance to be at the second round of nailbiting Dota 2 competition at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt - are you ready?
After the massive turnout for ESL One Frankfurt 2014, its second iteration promises another stand-out Dota 2 experience
Enjoy ESL One New York in your own language thanks to one of our many partners streams bringing you the epic event straight to your doorstep.
Heading to ESL One New York by car and can't find a place to park? Don't worry - Parking Panda has you covered!
Can’t get to New York in person? Don’t worry - you can still get together with a load of other Dota 2 fans to watch the action live!
With top gaming hardware producer iBUYPOWER now on board, the pros are sure to have only the best at their fingertips during the competition.
ESL One New York is only one week away and the action is already heating up in the Big Apple. Who will take home the trophy?
A massive selection of apparel, plush toys and more are waiting for you at ESL One New York.
The perfect memento for an epic event. Grab your part of ESL One history and pre-order your ESL One New York event shirt today!
The ESL One New York qualifiers have come to an end and the final three slots have been awarded. Who will become the new champion?
With EG and Na’Vi.US having secured their spots in blowouts, everyone else is fighting for that final ticket.
The second European team for ESL One New York has been decided, with Team Secret having secured themselves a ticket to the Big Apple.
Three spots in the European qualifier for ESL One New York remain. Cloud 9 is through, but big name teams Alliance and Na’Vi and are still waiting to punch their ticket.
ESL is proud to welcome Mad Catz as a sponsor for ESL One New York at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden this October.
ESL is very happy to announce a partnership with DotaCinema for the upcoming ESL One New York event at The Theatre at Madison Square Gardens. The DotaCinema team will work to provide video content ahead of the event in October.
Two of the three American slots for ESL One New York have been taken, with Evil Geniuses and Natus Vincere USA having qualified for the main event this October.
The Chinese qualifier for ESL One New York has come to an end in quite an amazing fashion. A rematch of The International 4 finals, Vici Gaming once more faced off against Newbee to decide who would be heading to the Big Apple this October.
ESL is proud to announce the talented lineup for ESL One New York who will be bringing you all the action-packed games, interviews and more.
The new Dota 2 season starts off in style with the ESL One New York qualifier. Alliance makes a statement, Na’Vi and Secret Team work towards an epic matchup and Team Tinker is in jeopardy.
The first matches of the Chinese qualifier for ESL One New York have already played out and two teams have made it to the playoffs. We take a look at what happened so far.
The European qualifiers for ESL One New York are well underway, with the first team already having been knocked out of the tournament. Here we take a look at some of the matches that took place in the last days.
ESL One New York will feature eight of the best teams in the world, with one of these teams representing China as they battle it out against the rest of the world.
he battle for ESL One New York starts now with the best teams in Europe fighting for a place. Who will fall, who will triumph and who will surprise the masses?
Watch the ESL One New York qualifiers live through DotaTV and help support the competing teams by purchasing the ESL One New York DotaTV ticket!
The European qualifiers for ESL One New York have kicked off, and the first matches have been played out. We take a look at the current results and upcoming matches.
Be part of an experience to never forget! Join us this October at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for ESL One New York 2014.
ESL is working together with joinDOTA to determine which top teams will qualify for ESL One New York 2014.
ESL, Twitch and ReedPOP Unite for New York's Largest eSports Event with ESL One Dota 2 Tournament at Madison Square Garden.
Traveling during ESL One Frankfurt? Be sure to try out Uber, an easy way to get you in touch with a driver that will pick you up and take you to your destination.
Next to a massive tournament, ESL One Frankfurt is also host to a big cosplay contest with a massive amount of prizes.
To end ESL One Frankfurt in style, ESL will be hosting an after show party on Sunday 29th at The Odeon in Frankfurt.
Premier source for professional gaming and office chairs, NEEDforSEAT will be ensuring that players will be playing in the most optimal conditions at ESL One Frankfurt.
If you are heading down to ESL One Frankfurt this weekend and will be using the public transportation be sure to check out this information.
ESL One Frankfurt will not only feature the best teams but also the best merchandise available. Game Legends will be helping make this become a reality.
Attending ESL One Frankfurt? We have gathered all the information you will need to make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible.
One of the newest teams in Dota has impressed many but do they have enough momentum to become ESL One champions through their high-aggression playstyle?
Vici Gaming are one of China's best Dota 2 teams and one of the favorites heading into ESL One Frankfurt. We talk to them about their way here and expectations for the tournament.
ESL had a chance to catch up with one of the commentators for ESL One Frankfurt to talk about his expectations for the event as well as his eSports career.
We recently announced that we have signed a multi-year, extensive partnership with Twitch, with the first event benefiting from this renewed deal being ESL One Frankfurt.
ESL One Frankfurt's massive 412m² screen has a story of it's own. We take a look at how it was build.
In a bit more than ten days, the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt will be filled with Dota fans from all over the world. Our crew is already in full preparation mode, so sit back and let us share all the information about the tournament with you.
Meet your fellow attendees and some of the ESL One Frankfurt crew at the Long Island Summer Lounge in Frankfurt!
ESL One Frankfurt's premium ticket holders will receive an additional exclusive ingame item as promised. Cast your vote and decide which style gets used.
It is with great pleasure that we announce Razer, world leader in entertainment devices and software, as a sponsor for ESL One Frankfurt.
As ESL One Frankfurt approaches, we are happy to announce our partnership with ASUS and Intel. This means our players will play on ASUS Republic of Gamers PC systems powered by Intel as well as using ASUS displays to provide them with the very best experience while competing.
With less than a month remaining until the tournament, ESL is proud to announce the line-up of amazingly talented people joining us in bringing ESL One Frankfurt to life.
The final team for ESL One Frankfurt has qualified. Vici Gaming was able to defeat LGD Gaming in the finals of the Asian Qualifier and secure the final slot for ESL One Frankfurt.
The mystical aura surrounding Chinese teams and their strength in Dota 2 might have taken a dip on the international stage with European standouts like Alliance and Na’Vi going toe-to-toe with them, but in Asia it is still unblemished.
Meet Red Moon at ESL One Frankfurt and learn all about their items and the creation process behind them.
Third in our line-up of Dota 2 artists at ESL One Frankfurt is Thiago "tvidotto" Vidotto. Join him at ESL One Frankfurt to learn all about his creations and share your ideas with him!
ESL One Frankfurt will not only feature the best Dota 2 teams in the world, but also some of the best Dota 2 items creators. Meet your favorite artist, see live demos and get their autograph!
ESL One Frankfurt will be more than just watching Dota 2. Next to the big cosplay competition, the secret shop and signing sessions, it will also feature community artist workshops.
After community feedback, we have decided to alter our stretch goals and make items available sooner to all those who bought the ESL One Frankfurt Compendium! If you haven't purchased yours yet be sure to do so!
As the European qualifier comes to a close, all eyes are on Asia where the Asian Qualifiers are entering it's final stages. After a massive open bracket and a though group stage, eight teams remain to fight it out amongst each other. Next week, the battles will begin and the final entry to ESL One Frankfurt will be awarded to the champion of the Asian Qualifier. Schedule: May 26, Monday 17 SGT (11 CEST) - Vici Gaming vs Invasion 21 SGT (15 CEST) - Scythe vs Arrow Gaming May 27, Tu
After many battles, the final European team has qualified for ESL One Frankfurt. After being defeated by Fnatic, Cloud 9 fell into the final grid, looking for a chance at that final and prestigious slot for ESL One Frankfurt. Having defeated MeetYourMakers, Cloud 9 went up against Team Empire in the final of the European Qualifier. The team came to a quick 2-0 lead thanks to a great Bane & Mirana combination and great tactical play. The third game looked to go the favor of Team Empire, but i
A second chance is a rare occurrence in life, something you don’t want to pass you by. This has never been as true as it is these days in the world of Dota 2.
After a month of battles, the end of the European qualifiers is in sight. Only three teams still have a shot at qualifying for ESL One Frankfurt. Join us tonight as MeetYourMakers takes on Cloud 9 in a best of three to decide who will head to the qualifier finals. The victor will go up against Team Empire in a best of 5 to decide who will head to ESL One Frankfurt. Schedule: All times are CEST Monday May 19th 19:00 - MeetYourMakers vs Cloud 9 Tuesday May 20th 18:00 - MYM/C9 vs T
Congratulations to Invictus Gaming for qualifying for ESL One Frankfurt! The team played an amazing set of games in the Chinese qualifier and really showed their strength against LGD Gaming in the finals.Invictus Gaming joins Alliance and Natus Vincere at ESL One Frankfurt, completing the line-up of The International Champions at the event. Fnatic, Evil Geniuses and Team Dog have also already qualified for the tournament.Two more teams will join the six ones already attending, one from the Europ
ESL One Frankfurt is set to be one of the best eSports events in the world this year. Next to the massive Dota 2 tournament, there will also be a big cosplay competition where you can win prizes from a prizepool of over €3,000. All cosplayers will also receive free access to the event. For more information on the competition and free entrance check out the cosplay page.
After several days of intense Dota 2 action, we are even closer to knowing which eight teams will be competing for the trophy in Frankfurt’s Commerzbank Arena. In some regions it was the favorites who managed to move forward, while in others we saw massive upsets. Let’s take a look at what happened.
Unable to make it the entire weekend but still want to event on either Saturday or Sunday? Day tickets are now available for purchase. For € 19.90 you can buy a single day ticket to ESL One Frankfurt for either Saturday or Sunday. The ticket will grant you access to the event and everything that comes with it: Secret Shop, Signing sessions and much much more.
The ESL One Frankfurt Compendium just hit the Dota 2 in-game store, with the Red Moon Workshop having created some amazing items for it. We got in touch and asked them a few questions about their work and the life of a workshop artist.
While Fnatic and Team Dog have already secured their spots next to Alliance and Navi in Frankfurt’s World Cup stadium for the ESL One, the qualifiers for the other regions are reaching their climax as teams battle it out for the remaining four tickets.
Only two months remain until ESL One Frankfurt. A total of six qualified teams together with two invited teams will be attending the event - three from Europe, two from Asia and one from America. With the American and European qualifier in full swing, we wanted to share a few more details about the Chinese and Asian qualifiers. Chinese qualifier The Chinese Dota 2 scene is host to some of the best teams in the world, so they definitely won't be missing from the ESL One Frankfurt competitor
The ESL One Frankfurt compendium is now available in the Dota 2 store. The compendium will allow you to predict the tournament results, support the teams and receive rewards. The compendium is also filled with useful information about the tournament including results, team information and much more. You can purchase the ESL One Compendium in the Dota 2 store. The ESL One Compendium Stretch Goals: Tier 1 - Battle Booster - $150,000 Tier 2 - ESL One Frankfurt loading screen - $160,000
After two weeks of harsh qualifiers, the first team has qualified for ESL One Frankfurt. Team Dog fought their way through a difficult group, a tiebreaker and a best of five matchup against a team that looked unstoppable. Starting in Group B, the team found a though opponent in Relax and tied their series against them. The other teams in the group didn't stand any chance against the might of Team Dog, but Relax's road went just as smoothly. Both teams had to face off against each other in a
After two great weeks of matches, the ESL One Frankfurt European Qualifier groupstage has come to an end. Sixteen teams started but only three can make it to Frankfurt. Four teams have already dropped out and over the course of the next weeks, nine more will join them. Tonight one team will secure their ticket to Frankfurt already! Team Empire is awaiting the victor of the tiebreaker between Relax and Team Dog. Whoever makes it out of the tiebreaker will have a though match ahead of them aga
ESL One Frankfurt will see the best teams in the world competing in front of thousands of fans. Two of the best teams in the world are, without question, Alliance and Natus Vincere - the finalists of the The International 3.
ESL’s long and strong history in eSports will only continue with ESL One Frankfurt 2014. ESL has always prided itself on it’s open components for any tournament in any game and we are excited to have openness featured at ESL One Frankfurt 2014.
ESL One will see a World Cup football stadium, Commerzbank-Arena, host a massive Dota 2 eSports event in Frankfurt, Germany. With a maximum capacity of over 35,000 and millions more expected to tune in over live streaming platform, Twitch.tv, the event promises to be spectacular.