ESL One Frankfurt 2016 is about to start with eight teams fighting for 250,000 dollar. Who will be victorious? These charts might help in figuring out the competitors.
The Teams and Lineups of ESL One Frankfurt 2016
Eight teams will fight for 250,000 dollar at the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany, this weekend. Alliance, OG and Team Liquid were invited, the others qualified. LGD Gaming originally won the Chinese qualifier but can’t participate in Frankfurt due to health reasons. They were replaced by Virtus.pro who were runner-up of the European qualifier.
The Russians are also the best team of ESL One Frankfurt 2015, when they achieved the third place. Neither Team Secret who won last year nor Evil Geniuses were invited back. This is probably due to scheduling reasons since ESL One Frankfurt is only one week after the Manila Major this year. OG, Liquid and compLexity Gaming are new to Frankfurt, they didn’t compete in the tournament at all in 2015.
Player-wise it’s KuroKy from Liquid who is the highest ranked in the World Ranking right now, being on rank 8. With BigDaddy from OG we will see another one of the worlds ten best players. s4 from Alliance is on World Rank 12, FATA- from Liquid on 13. The lowest ranked players is MidOne from Fnatic on rank 141 – which is still pretty high though.
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 teams by recent results
If we look at the recent performances of all competitors, Team Liquid is ahead. They were runner-up at both the Manila Major and ESL One Manila recently and won Epicenter in Moscow. Major-champion OG surprisingly is only the third best team behind Natus Vincere who won the DreamLeague Season 5 League Play in April and were second at both DreamLeague Season 5 and the StarLadder i-League Invitational.
ESL One Frankfurt 2016 teams by average performances
OG might not have been the most successful team of the past three months but when it comes to consistency, the Europeans are kings. They get almost 2,800 ranking points out of every tournament they play on average. That is the third best worldwide behind EG and Team Secret. To put it in easier terms: It’s as if OG would be at least third in every major tournament they ever played.
Team Liquids 2,000 average points put them not far behind. It’s the fourth best result of any team in the world. Virtus.pro is sixth best in the world with their 1,400 points.
What does that tell us? Well, the average score hints to the fact that OG, Liquid and VP may not play the most tournaments in the world but if they do, they are extraordinarily successful – meaning that the three are the forces to beat at Frankfurt this weekend.