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Rise of the underdogs at Frankfurt Major day one!

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With the group stage being concluded, the Frankfurt Major has kicked off in full swing yesterday. We saw two upper bracket and four lower bracket matches filled with amazing Dota 2 plays. Some teams have risen, like the two top teams of The International 5, Evil Geniuses and CDEC Gaming, or came back like Alliance. Others, like Fnatic and Cloud9, have fallen and been eliminated.

The main highlight of yesterday’s matches was definitely Team Unknown taking on Newbee. The Peruvians took down the team who won The International 4 in an impressive manner, continuing to write their great underdog story.

Upper bracket

All upper bracket matches were a best of three.

Matchup

Result

Evil Geniuses vs. Vega Squadron

2-1

LGD vs. CDEC

0-2

Lower bracket

All lower bracket matches were elimination matches and a best of one.

Matchup

Result

Cloud9 vs. Alliance

0-1

Fnatic vs. OG

0-1

Newbee vs. Team Unknown

0-1

EHOME vs. Newbee Young

1-0

The action continues today

Frankfurt Major resumes today with more great Dota 2 action. We will see four matches in total, including Team Secret facing Mineski and Vici Gaming facing Virtus.pro in the upper bracket - be sure not to miss anything! Tune in here from 10:30 CET and enjoy another full day of Dota 2.

For all important information about event, including schedule and brackets, visit the Frankfurt Major official website. For constant updates and highlights, follow ESL Dota 2 on Twitter and Facebook.