Fnatic saw Newbee eliminated from the Shanghai Major, in the second round of the main event’s Lower Brackets. Newbee was the eighth squad to be knocked out of contention and the last hope for a Chinese team to progress. Fnatic will continue in the Lower Brackets, tomorrow. Only eight teams remain. Tomorrow two more teams will be sent home with broken dreams. The Shanghai Major main event will continue tomorrow with the Upper Bracket semi finals between Team Liquid and MVP.Phoenix at 03:00 CET.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 3, 2016
The SEA region continued to show up as top performers for this event. Fnatic had another strong performance as they were able to outplay and knock out the final Chinese team that was in contention. Fnatic has been looking much better and stronger this event than they have in the last few months.
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, yesterday.
LGD were the sixth team to be dropped from Shanghai Major
Virtus.Pro eliminated by OG makes them the seventh team to depart the main event early.
Fnatic got Newbee eliminated as the final Chinese team falls.
Two more teams will be eliminated tomorrow as Alliance and compLexity Gaming fight it out and OG vs Fnatic will battle it out to keep their hopes and dreams of championship title alive.
Shanghai Major elimination: Lower Brackets
Newbee vs. Fnatic
The final series of the day saw the end of the Chinese teams in the Shanghai Major. Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung had a great game on Sven, being worth twice the amount of the most farmed hero for Newbee. As much as Newbee didn’t look to be in as good of form as expected, Fnatic looked polished and had some great coordination and plays. In only 34 minutes they were able to seize the game 18:9 and live another day.
Shanghai Major results: Newbee 0:1 Fnatic. Fnatic continues in the Lower Brackets, after getting Newbee 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 3
Friday, March 4th, 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.