ESL - You may have missed?

posted by Vekus,
The ESL One Frankfurt took place this weekend and the joinDOTA crew gave their best to take photos and videos from the event. We gathered the best ones in here for you to enjoy!


Despite 11,000 tickets were sold and a lot of people managing to visit the venue, for those of you who couldn't attend, we recorded a quick tour to show you the arena, the players lounges and the press area. Also, catch a quick glance on our very own Holymaster.

Despite their tight schedule, we were still able to catch most of the hosts from the panel whenever they had breaks. Enjoy Bruno giving insight in to the game as well as crazy stories on how he defended all of the casters against a bunch of wild honeybadgers.

Merlini shows himself more than impressed by Bulldog's performances in the tournament, as well as the way he shaped the Nature's Prophet. At last, 7ckngmad reveals his plans to get back into the competitive scene with his new all french team and denies that he will go fulltime casting any time soon.

We managed to get Puppey to talk about the current Na´Vi and why they have been in a slump. Not only this, he also dropped some insight about the current metagame. Additionally, we also interviewed our own TobiWan about his perspective on eSports and grabbed Loda after being a part of the panel, giving some insight about the Chinese teams.

And finally, there is a video that hasn´t showed up on our feed as of yet, since we were unable to release it until now. TobiWan and Capitalist wrapping up the whole event and discussing just how big it was. Warning: a wild Maelk might appear.


Day 1

On the first day there were a lot of amazing moments that our photographers caught on camera. Not only the panel along with the hosts and casters, but also pretty itemmakers as well as all the people rushing in.

Day 2

A rarely-spotted Maelk was only one of the amazing people we managed to snag a picture of. We also capture iG right after the victory, the arena from atop and Tobi with fans. Finally, as a special treat we offer you a photobombing Dendi.

Cosplay Special

The cosplayers were once again amazing, showing skill and an incredible mind for details. Just so you know, a video interview with the cosplayers is in post-production, so expect it in the next few days.

Make sure to check out all other VoDs and pictures as well!

We would also like to take this moment to thank ESL for making all of this possible. Without the hard work of their staff and crew, both on-site and off, we would not have been able to provide you as great of a coverage as we did. With one of the greatest events in Dota 2 history now behind us, we look forward of seeing more amazing ESL events in the future. You can find their official site for ESL One Frankfurt 2014 right here with all the VoDs, images and more.

This article was written by de Markus Fischer, joinDOTA's Senior Writer. Vekus started to follow Dota rather late, as he joined the community in 2012. From then on he tried to get a job in Esports and found it later at joinDOTA. Reallife is mostly spend at university trying to understand physics and running. Avid wearer of Bandanas.Location: Chemnitz, GermanyFollow him on @VekusDota.