Dota 2: ESL One European Qualifiers 2015

ESL One European Qualifiers 2015 StartThe ESL One Frankfurt European Qualifiers (Dota 2) start today as a new kind of qualifying round is implemented. Teams are now given invites according to their world ranking. There are three kinds of invites for the European qualifiers, each team invited would join the qualifier depending on which kind of invite they get. Level 1 invites let the team start in the first round; level 2 invites let the teams join in the second round of qualifiers and so on and so forth.

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Most notable Dota 2 invites are Alliance with just a level 1 invite and Na’Vi with a level 2 invite. A few months ago these two teams would have been a direct invite to the ESL One Tournament since they have been two of the most famous European teams.

The European qualifiers are a double elimination bracket with the invited teams being seeded as the upper bracket team in each round. The matches are also best of three. The top 3 teams of the qualifiers will qualify for the ESL One Frankfurt tournament.

The teams invited with their level of invitations are:

Qualified teams:

  • Elysium Gaming.int
  • Flipside Tactics
  • Let’s do it
  • Burden United

Level 1 Invites:

  • Team Tinker
  • Vega Squadron
  • Alliance
  • Balkan Bears

Level 2 Invites:

  • pro
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • Natus Vincere
  • Power Rangers

Level 3 Invites:

  • Cloud9
  • Team Empire
  • Polar
  • HellRaisers