Thirty-two teams have made it to the second day of the Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers. Among them, ixmike88’s squad, Team Freedom, is still in contention, as well as the Peruvian team Elite Wolves, BananaSlamJamma’s squad Enemy, the Brazilians from T Show and Swagenteiger, and Vegetables Esports Club – a casual Dota 2 team comprised of the likes of Merlini, Maelk, Capitalist, Purge, and Monib.
The 32 remaining teams will square off for the spot available in the Shanghai Major Regional Qualifiers, starting at 13:00 CDT, on January 4th.
Over 500 teams have registered for the first round of the Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers. Only 32 teams are left with hopes to continue their journey to China, after the first day.
Team Freedom (formerly known as Mischief), Elite Wolves, Enemy, T Show, Swagenteiger, Vegetables Esports Club, GOD BLESS, and Luccini are among the most notable teams to make the second day of Open Qualifiers in the Americas region.
Team YP was eliminated early, in Round of 256, by S-Class_, while Slayers of the Gods – a mix of former players from NoT Today and Unknown – didn’t even make it past the first Round of 512, where they fell to team RDbt.
The winners of the Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers will advance to the Regional Qualifiers, scheduled to take place between January 7-10. The contenders that fail to clinch the spot in the first round of the Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers can try their luck once again and register for the second and final round.
Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers brackets
The Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers are being hosted by FACEIT. Follow the progress in the FACEIT brackets, as teams continue their journey starting with 13:00 CDT, on January 4th.
Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers schedule
- Start time: 13:00 CDT
- Rounds played: Round of 32 (Bo1), Round of 16 (Bo1), Round of 8 (Bo1), Semifinals (Bo3), Finals (Bo3)
Shanghai Major Americas Open Qualifiers streams
A couple of channels and casters will be covering selections of games from the European, American and Southeast Asian Shanghai Major Open Qualifiers. The following spreadsheet will be updated throughout the four days of Open Qualifiers.
- BeyondTheSummit’s stream
- MoonduckTV’s stream
- ODPixel’s stream
- Xyclopzz’s stream
- MusicBlade’s stream
- CygnusCasting’s stream
- MithosDota’s stream
- PerilousGaming’s stream
- Turbo’s stream
- DragonDrop’s stream (on HitBox)
Shanghai Major Open Qualifiers
Much like for the Frankfurt Major, there will be two opportunities for teams to compete in the Shanghai Major Open Qualifiers. Two rounds of Open Qualifiers will be hosted – the first will take place between January 3-4, while the second is set for January 5-6. Teams are able to register and participate in both sets of events.
The Shanghai Major will be held between March 2-6, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, in Shanghai, China, with a set prize-pool of $3,000,000. Sixteen teams will compete at the main event hosted by Perfect World and Valve.
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