London Conspiracy are advancing in their journey towards China. The second round of the Shanghai Major European Open Qualifiers has concluded. The Danish/Swedish squad clinched the last spot for the Shanghai Major Regional Qualifiers with a 2:1 victory over Power Rangers.
The Shanghai Major European Regional Qualifiers starts tomorrow, January 7th, at 10:00 CET.
— Qualifiers Oracle (@Dota2Qualifiers) January 6, 2016
London Conspiracy was able seize a spot in the Shanghai Major European Qualifiers and will be seeded into Group 2.
The team will go up against Tornado RoX Team (formerly Fantastic Five), Team Empire, Natus Vincere, Team Spirit, Vega Squadron, Elements, Team Liquid, HellRaisers, and MamasBoys in the Shanghai Major European Regional Qualifiers, scheduled to take place between January 7-10.
The team’s first match will be against Elements Gaming at 15:00 CET tomorrow, January 7th.
At the end of October, the organization London Conspiracy announced a new roster featuring the Danish and Swedish mix of players put together by Jellopy. The team participated in the DreamLeague Season 4 qualifiers and the Frankfurt Major European Open Qualifiers. They most recently placed 7th in the PGL Dota 2 Pro-AM tournament.
London Conspiracy roster:
Jon “BabyKnight” Andersen
Sebastian “solen” Kjær
Linus “Kefka” Bleckert
Malthe “Biver” Winther
Richard “Jellopy” Hill
Shanghai Major Qualifiers groups: Europe (January 7-10):
Each region consists of two round robin groups of five teams. The top two teams from each group will advance to a double elimination bracket.
All matches will be best-of-one.
The winner and runner-up of each region will be invited to The Shanghai Major.
The Shanghai Major
The second Dota 2 Major will be held in Shanghai, China, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena – an indoor arena located on the former grounds of Expo 2010 in Pudong, Shanghai, China, with a seating capacity for 18,000 people. The total prize-pool of $3,000,000 is a fixed amount and Perfect World will be in charge of production.
Perfect World and MarsTV had partnered up to organize The Dota 2 Asia Championships (DAC) in January-February 2015, known to some as “The International of the East”. The tournament was set up to be very similar to The International. The starting prize fund was set at $250,000 USD, but through crowdfunding of compendium sales, the prize-pool reached $3,057,519.
Perfect World also hosted The International 5 Chinese qualifiers.