ESL One Frankfurt 2015 was a record-breaking event that saw eight of the world’s best Dota 2 teams fight it out for a US$298,135 prize pool. Although only one team could emerge victorious in the end, it was a hell of a ride, and here we’ve assembled some of the best ESLGaming.com coverage of the event for your perusal - enjoy!
ESL One Frankfurt 2015 team spotlights
In the leadup to the event, we took a look at most of the teams who would be attending ESL One Frankfurt 2015 in order to assess their chances of success. Although there could only be one winner, in the beginning the Frankfurt trophy looked to have a number of potential suitors.
- Can Team Secret carry their impeccable form into ESL One Frankfurt 2015?
- Alliance are looking to bounce back at ESL One Frankfurt 2015
- After twice being the bridesmaid, will Evil Geniuses’ third ESL One see them finally be the bride?
- Can Cloud9 take the next step on the ESL One stage?
- Can Vici Gaming be the first back-to-back ESL One Dota 2 champions?
- Old name, new faces - Fnatic returns to ESL One Frankfurt
- Virtus.Pro are more than ready for ESL One Frankfurt
ESL One Frankfurt 2015 had a truly star-studded talent team, with familiar faces from last year’s event mixing with fresh blood in order to create the perfect lineup to take fans through the games. We asked some of the team for their opinions on the tournament’s outcome and weren’t disappointed!
- "The crowd and the stadium were really cool last year and I look forward to playing in that atmosphere again": Universe talks ESL One Frankfurt
- "Everything is possible with teams like these!": Soe shares her ESL One Frankfurt predictions!
- "Upsets are highly unlikely": Merlini shares his ESL One Frankfurt 2015 predictions
- "The teams are stronger and the quality of the tournament this year will be even higher": Synderen and Blitz share their ESL One Frankfurt predictions
Keeping up with the cosplayers
ESL One Frankfurt 2015 was attended by more than 40 cosplayers from 10 different countries cosplaying as over 20 different Dota 2 characters. As well as frequently chatting with cosplayers in order to see how their costumes were progressing, we also interviewed ESL One Frankfurt cosplay attendees past and future in the leadup to the event.
- "Expect some great quality costumes!": interviewing Kittycricri, ESL One Frankfurt 2014 cosplay winner
- "I like breaking boundaries. Making something this big scares a lot of people": interviewing Timbersaw before ESL One Frankfurt!
- "It's really the people that make a good event great": interviewing Vengeful Spirit before ESL One Frankfurt 2015
- Ice never dies: get to know some of the cosplayers returning to ESL One Frankfurt this year
- "All of the people at the event just blew me away": we chat to Storm Spirit about ESL One Frankfurt
- Keeping up with the cosplayers: we chat with Kittycricri, winner of last year’s ESL One Frankfurt cosplay contest
- "I'm looking forward to creating unforgettable memories": we chat to Crystal Maiden about ESL One Frankfurt
- The amazing cosplay at ESL One Frankfurt 2015
Post-event coverage and beyond
- Results, VODs, photos and more: looking back at ESL One Frankfurt 2015
- ESL One Frankfurt 2015 shatters records with over one million concurrent viewers
- The passionate crowd of ESL One Frankfurt 2015!
- The top 12 photos of ESL One Frankfurt 2015
- The top 10 moments of ESL One Frankfurt 2015
- "I probably used in the ballpark of 1,500 to 1,800 balloons": an interview with ESL One Frankfurt 2015 balloon twister Daniel "FuDD" Ravia
Next stop: ESL One at New York Super Week...