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Only Western teams remain in the running after day five of the Frankfurt Major

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Day five of the Frankfurt Major is now behind us and we can easily say “time flies when you’re having fun!”. Only one day of matches remains - tomorrow we will see the first ever Dota 2 major champion crowned. Who will it be? We will find out tomorrow but first, let us look at today’s matches.

There were three matchups planned for today. First, EHOME took on Vici Gaming in the lower bracket. EHOME has had an impressive run this tournament - although they dropped to the lower bracket after the group stage, they managed to win every matchup since then. Vici Gaming turned out to be no exception as they fell to EHOME 0-2 and got eliminated from the tournament.

The second match was a clash of the western Dota 2 giants - Evil Geniuses and Team Secret who delivered a fantastic series. Unsurprisingly, all three games needed to be played out before determining the winner. In the end it was Team Secret who secured a slot in the grand final while Evil Geniuses will have to continue the battle in the lower bracket.

Our final match of the day was the lower bracket’s OG vs. EHOME. OG, similarly to EHOME, paved their way through the entire lower bracket, winning every matchup. The fight was fierce and we saw another series go into game three. It was OG who prevailed in the end, marking the first ever Dota 2 major a truly Western one with only Western teams left in the battle for the championship.

It all ends tomorrow

The Frankfurt Major is coming to an end tomorrow. First, we will see the lower bracket finals between Evil Geniuses and OG, battling it out for the grand final to be played against Team Secret. It all begins at 10:30 CET so be sure to tune in here!

For all information about the event, visit the Frankfurt Major official website and follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter and Facebook for updates and highlights.