Alliance saw EHOME eliminated from the Shanghai Major, in the second round of the main event’s Lower Brackets. EHOME was the fifth squad to be knocked out of contention. Alliance will continue in the Lower Brackets, tomorrow. The Shanghai Major elimination series will continue today with LGD Gaming vs. compLexity at 11:30 CET.
EHOME ..well ..are going home. Alliance survive the day and the Bo1's. They will play a Bo3 against the winner of LGD/coL tomorrow.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 3, 2016
Alliance have continued to show they have reignited their TI3 form. In one of the most exciting matches of the event so far, Alliance got EHOME eliminated on the back of amazing clutch plays, quick reactions and opportunistic pushes.
The Shanghai Major Main Event continued earlier today with the Upper Brackets matches between Team Secret and OG, followed by Evil Geniuses vs. Fnatic. Team Secret and Evil Geniuses continue through the Upper Brackets, while OG and Fnatic have dropped to the Lower Brackets best-of-one series scheduled for later today.
EHOME were the fifth team to be ousted from the Shanghai Major. Team Archon, Team Spirit, ViCi Gaming, and CDEC were dropped from the tournament, yeasterday.
Three more teams will be eliminated today. LGD, compLexity, OG, Virtus.Pro, Fnatic and Newbee will compete in the next best-of-one elimination series.
Shanghai Major elimination: Lower Brackets
EHOME vs. Alliance
The deadly best-of-one elimination series began with Joakim “Akke” Akterhall killing the courier and getting first blood on Wang “old chicken” Zhiyong on the mid lane. After a great start, EHOME was able to make a swing in their favor, with fantastic rotations as well as coordination followed by a swing back in favor of Alliance. The game progressed as a roller coaster of advantages and momentum before Alliance was able to start taking great team fights and run away with the lead.
Shanghai Major results: EHOME 0:1 Alliance. Alliance continues in the Lower Brackets, after getting EHOME eliminated from the event.
The Shanghai Major main event
The Shanghai Major main event will take place between March 2nd-6th, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, in Shanghai, China. Viewers and visitors are in for dawn to dusk action. The Grand Finals will take place on Sunday, March 6th.
Shanghai Major brackets
Shanghai Major main event schedule – Day 2
Thursday, March 3rd, starting at 03:00 CET
Sixteen teams will play a double-elimination bracket.
Eight teams (top two teams of each of the four groups) will start the main event in the Upper Bracket. Eight teams (bottom two teams of each of the four groups) will start the main event in the Lower Bracket.
All the Upper Bracket match-ups will be best-of-three series.
The first two rounds of the Lower Bracket matches will be best-of-one elimination series. The following rounds will be best-of-three elimination series.
The Shanghai Dota Major Grand Finals will be best-of-five series, with no winners’ advantage.