Meet top Dota 2 talent at ESL One Frankfurt!

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Following the official ESL One Frankfurt talent announcement, is here to take you through all the great people and personalities who'll be attending. First of all...

The on-air crew

Joining us from the joinDOTA team will be the one and only Toby "TobiWan" Dawson, perhaps the most well known Dota 2 commentator in the world. He will be accompanied by Austin "Capitalist" Walsh, who will help him stay on top of all the nail-biting matches at the event. Last but not least, joinDOTA's Salome "Soe" Gschwind will be on hand to host and interview players.

Helping out the commentators at the event will be experienced Dota 2 commentators Troels "Synderen" Nielsen and Ben "Merlini" Wu, who will be taking apart the teams' decisions and pointing out those small moments of professional genius you might've missed.

The analysis will be handled by fan favorite and stats man Bruno Carlucci along with professional player Sébastien "7ckingMad" Debs, who will cover what happened in the matches in addition to giving insight into the entire game. They will be joined by ESL's very own Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner to help guide you through the entire tournament.

The workshop artists

ESL One Frankfurt will also be attended by some of the most amazing item creators in Dota 2. Each of them will be hosting a workshop at the event, discussing the trials and tribulations of item creation and answering questions from attendees. Already confirmed are none other than Andrea "Motenai" Orioli, Stephanie "Anuxi" Everett, Thiago "Tvidotto" Vidotto and the Red Moon Workshop.

The players

A tournament of ESL One Frankfurt's scale would not be complete without the presence of some of the best teams in the world. Next to the invited teams Alliance and Natus Vincere, the entire lineup of teams has now been decided. The strongest teams in Europe - Cloud 9, Fnatic and Mousesports - have each qualified for the tournament, and will be joined by the American Evil Geniuses and the two Chinese teams Invictus Gaming and ViCi Gaming.

If you've ever wanted to get Dendi's autograph or meet n0tail and EternaLEnVy in person, this is the tournament to attend! With multiple signing sessions planned, the event will offer many opportunities for you to meet and greet your favorite players and community figures.

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