ESL One Frankfurt Brings DOTA 2 To 35,000 Seat Stadium

by on February 26, 2014

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) has just announced details of ESL One Frankfurt. ESL One Frankfurt is a two-day DOTA 2 tournament that will feature 8 of the best professional teams fighting it out for a share of the $150,000 prize pool.

The event that runs from the 28th-29th June is to be held in the Commerzbank Arena, a 35,000-seat football stadium that was used during the 2006 Germany World Cup and has played host to acts such as U2 and Michael Jackson.

Teams taking part in the event are yet to be revealed, but we do know that some will receive direct invites (presumably teams such as Na Vi and Alliance) whilst others will have to come through the regional qualifiers, details of which will be announced in the coming days.

Tickets for the finals in Frankfurt will be available in a couple of days, but if Frankfurt is too far to travel you can expect to see a ticket pop up in the DOTA 2 in-game store relatively soon. In game ticket sales will also boost the total prize pool, much like The International 3 last year.

Managing Director of Pro Gaming, Ulrich Schulze seems very excited by the prospect of selling out a 35,000-seat stadium in the name of DOTA 2.

“Dota 2 saw the first ever million dollar prize pool and this year I am pleased to say it will see its first ever packed stadium. With a capacity of over 35,000, ESL One Frankfurt 2014 is poised to be the largest eSports spectacle Dota 2 has ever seen,”

“Our newly launched ESL One season will see some of the best Dota 2 action the world has to offer. I’m very excited to see finals played out centre stage at such an iconic stadium. With a focused goal of creating legendary esports experiences for our fans, ESL One Frankfurt will be the first of many massive scale ESL events in the years to come.”

To accompany the announcement of the event the ESL created a trailer that shows popular DOTA caster Toby “TobiWan” Dawson walking round the massive stadium, you can check it out below.

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