COVERAGE: The Frankfurt Major


The main Dota 2 event of this Fall — The Frankfurt Major begins today. The world's best teams will clash in an epic confrontation lasting for 9 days. On 21 November the winner of Valve's Major-tournament will finally be decided in Grand Final.


The most interesting question concerning the Major is whether the reigning champion of The International United States Evil Geniuses manages to defend their title of the world's strongest team or be defeated by its rivals.


The Frankfurt Major will be held in 2 stages. The group stage will be held on 13-14 November. The main stage will last from 16 till 21 November. The attendance of all the matchdays is free, except for the final day, which is subject to payment, provided you get to Frankfurt.


Time (CET) Match
13 November:
OVER Russian Federation [2:0] China Newbee
OVER United States Evil Geniuses [2:1] Malaysia Fnatic
OVER China Vici Gaming [2:0] Peru Team Unknown
OVER Russian Federation Vega Squadron [2:1] International OG
OVER Russian Federation Vega Squadron VS China Vici Gaming
OVER Russian Federation [1:2] United States Evil Geniuses
OVER China Newbee [2:0] Malaysia Fnatic
OVER Peru Team Unknown [0:2] International OG
OVER Russian Federation [2:0] China Newbee
OVER Russian Federation Vega Squadron [2:1] International OG
14 November:
OVER China LGD Gaming [2:1] United States Cloud9
OVER International Team Secret [2:1] China Newbee.Young
OVER China EHOME [2:0] Sweden Alliance
OVER China CDEC Gaming [2:1] Philippines Mineski
OVER International Team Secret [2:0] China LGD Gaming
OVER China EHOME [0:2] China CDEC Gaming
OVER China Newbee.Young [1:2] United States Cloud9
OVER Sweden Alliance [0:2] Philippines Mineski
OVER China EHOME [0:2] Philippines Mineski
OVER United States Cloud9 [0:2] China LGD Gaming
16 November:
OVER United States Evil Geniuses [2:1] Russian Federation Vega Squadron
OVER China CDEC Gaming [2:0] China LGD Gaming
OVER United States Cloud9 [0:1] Sweden Alliance
OVER International OG [1:0] Malaysia Fnatic
OVER China Newbee [0:1] Peru Team Unknown
OVER China EHOME [1:0] China Newbee.Young
17 November:
OVER International Team Secret [2:0] Philippines Mineski
OVER China Vici Gaming [2:1] Russian Federation
OVER Russian Federation Vega Squadron [0:2] China EHOME
OVER China LGD Gaming [2:0] Peru Team Unknown
18 November:
OVER Philippines Mineski [0:2] International OG
OVER Russian Federation [2:0] Sweden Alliance
OVER United States Evil Geniuses [2:0] China CDEC Gaming
OVER International Team Secret [2:1] China Vici Gaming
19 November:
OVER Russian Federation [1:2] International OG
OVER China EHOME [2:1] China LGD Gaming
OVER China CDEC Gaming [0:2] International OG
20 November:
OVER China Vici Gaming [0:2] China EHOME
OVER United States Evil Geniuses [1:2] International Team Secret
OVER International OG [2:1] China EHOME
21 November:
OVER United States Evil Geniuses [1:2] International OG
OVER International Team Secret [1:3] International OG


Dates and time:

  • 13 November, 11:00 — 21:00 CET.  Group stage. Day 1.
  • 14 November, 11:00 — 21:00 CET. Group stage. Day 2.
  • 16 November, 10:30 — 21:00 CET. Main stage. Day 1.
  • 17 November, 10:30 — 21:00 CET. Main stage. Day 2.
  • 18 November, 10:30 — 17:30 CET. Main stage. Day 3.
  • 19 November, 10:30 — 17:30 CET. Main stage. Day 4.
  • 20 November, 10:30 — 17:30 CET. Main stage. Day 5.
  • 21 November, 10:30 — 14:30 CET. Main stage. Day 6.



Group stage:

  • 16 teams are divided into 4 groups
  • The system is Double-elimination
  • Match format is best of 3
  • Two best teams of each group will get to the upper brackets of play-off
  • Teams, which took 3rd-4th places will get to the lower brackets of play-off


Main stage:

  • The system is Double-elimination
  • 8 teams will begin in lower brackets and 8 teams will begin in upper brackets 
  • The first matches of the lower brackets will be held in best of 1 format, other matches will be held in best of 3, the format of Grand Final is best of 5


Main Stage

Upper bracket

Round 1
Round 2
2United States Evil Geniuses
2United States Evil Geniuses
0United States Evil Geniuses
WinInternational Team Secret
1Russian Federation Vega Squadron
2Ukraine CDEC Gaming
0Ukraine CDEC Gaming
0China LGD Gaming
2International Team Secret
2International Team Secret
2International Team Secret
0Philippines Mineski
2Ukraine Vici Gaming
1Ukraine Vici Gaming


Lower bracket

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

0United States Cloud9
0Sweden Alliance
1Sweden Alliance

0Philippines Mineski
2International OG

1International OG
2International OG
0Malaysia Fnatic

2China LGD Gaming
0China LGD Gaming

0Ukraine Newbee
0Peru Team Unknown
1Peru Team Unknown

0Russian Federation Vega Squadron
2Ukraine EHOME

1Ukraine EHOME
2Ukraine EHOME
0China Newbee.Young

Group stage:



Group A
# Team Matches Maps
1. United States Evil Geniuses 2-0 4-2
2. Russian Federation 2-1 5-2
3. China Newbee 1-2 2-4
4. Malaysia Fnatic 0-2 1-4


Group B
# Team Matches Maps
1. China Vici Gaming 2-0 4-1
2. Russian Federation Vega Squadron 2-1 5-4
3. International OG 1-2 4-4
4. Peru Team Unknown 0-2 0-4


Group C
# Team Matches Maps
1. International Team Secret 2-0 4-1
2. China LGD Gaming 2-1 4-3
3. United States Cloud9 1-2 3-5
4. China Newbee.Young 0-2 2-4


Group D
# Team Matches Maps
1. China CDEC Gaming 2-0 4-1
2. Philippines Mineski 2-1 5-2
3. China EHOME 1-2 2-4
4. Sweden Alliance 0-2 0-4






Prize pool:









United States Evil Geniuses


China CDEC Gaming


China LGD Gaming


China Vici Gaming

United States Peter “Peterpandam” Dager
United States Clinton “Fear” Loomis
United States Saahil “Universe” Arora
Pakistan Syed “SumaiL” Sumail Hassan
Canada Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
China Huang "Shiki" Jiwei
China Chen "Xz" Zezhi 
China Sun «Agressif» Zheng 
China Liu "Garder"  Xinzhou
China Fu “Q” Bin

Macao Fat-Meng “ddc” Leong

China Lei “Dai-MMY” Zeng Rong 
China Jia “Sylar” Jun Liu
China Yao “Maybe” Lu
China Fan “rOtk” Bai
China Lin “fy” Sen Xu
China Lu “Fenrir” Chao
China Jun “Super!” Hao Xie
Singapore Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang
China Zhi “BurNIng” Lei Xu

Russian Federation Vega Squadron


International Team Secret


Russian Federation



ru Alexey "Solo" Berezin
ua Andrey "Mag~" Chipenko
ua Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
ru Pavel "9pasha" Hvastunov
ua Semen "CemaTheSlayeR" Kryvulia
Denmark Rasmus "MiSeRy" Filipsen
Canada Jacky "EternalEnvy" Mao
Sweden Johan «pieliedie» Åström
Estonia Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
Romania Omar «w33» Aliwi
Russian Federation Sergey "God" Braginir

Belarus Artem "Fng" Barshak
Ukraine Alexander "DkPhobos" Kucheria
Ukraine Ilia "Lil" Illuk
Russian Federation Ilia "IllidanSTR" Pivtsaev

China Hu "KAKA" Liangzhi
China Yang "eLeVeN" Wei
China Zhiyong "oldchicken" Wang
China Zhi “Lanm” Cheng Zhang 
China Tian “Cty” Yu Chen



International OG


Sweden Alliance


United States Cloud9


Peru Team Unknown

jo Amer "Miracle_jr" Barqawi
dk Johan "BigDaddy" Sundstein
ca David "MoonMeander" Tan
dk Andreas "Cr1t-" Nielsen
il Tal "Fly-Simba" Aizik
se Jonathan "Loda" Berg
se Joakim "Akke"  Akterhall
se Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg
Sweden Gustav “s4” Magnusson
Sweden Johan "Mynuts" Andersson

United States Ravi "Ritsu" Kodippili

United States Avery "SVG" Silverman

Canada Theeban "1437" Siva

United States Arif "MojoStormStout" Anwar
United States Braxton "Brax" Paulson
Peru Jesus Alberto "ztokel" Soria
Peru Alexis "Greedy-Ryokugyu" Ventura
Peru Juan "Atuun-Kohina" Ochoa
Peru Alonso "Minoz-Kotaro" Lion
Peru Christian "ACCELL-Hoshii" Cruz

China Newbee


China Newbee.Young


Philippines Mineski


Malaysia Fnatic

China Lei "xiao2lei " Meng 
China Li "CHisbug" Chen
China Pan “Mu” Zhang
China Jiao “banana.hy” Wang
China Chen “Hao” Zhi Hao

China Rei "Mrrr" Meng

China Chun "Sccc" Song
China Zhou "Iwy" Xinyi
China Zhang "le-guoguo" Xuanhao
China Tan "JiaJia" Lija
Philippines Ryan "Jay-Bimbo" Jay Qui
Philippines Kuku "KuKU-QQ" Carlo Palad
Philippines Jessie "JessieVash" Cristy Cuyco
Philippines Julius "julz-KACL" Deleon
Philippines Ryo "ryOyr" Hasegawa
Malaysia Wai "net" Pern
Germany Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier
Philippines Djardel "chrissy-Dj" Mampusti
Malaysia Yee “Mushi” Fung Chai
Malaysia Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo



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