See ESL One Frankfurt from the perspective of a professional Dota 2 player

ESL One Frankfurt Loda

Eight of the biggest Dota 2 teams have been battling this weekend at the Frankfurt stadium in Germany over an ever increasing $200,000 prize pool. With it being held in a football stadium, it’s not surprising that it’s the biggest eSport event ever held, with over 35,000 spectators.

One of the team members of Dota 2 team Alliance, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, took it upon himself to record the event from his perspective to show off the sheer scale of the event.

Here’s the head mounted footage from Loda:

It’s rather astonishing to say the least; something I would’ve had a hard time believing was possible less than a decade ago. The demand for eSports has come a long way, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

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The spectators at ESL One Frankfurt are more than double of what we’ll witness at this years International (17,000), even if the prize pool is astronomically larger with over $10 million dollars up for grabs.

Unfortunately for Loda and Alliance, they were recently knocked out of the tournament earlier this afternoon by Invictus Gaming. Fnatic vs EG is still under way to determine who Invictus Gaming will face in the grand final, which should kick off around 19:00 GMT. You can watch it right now over here.