The Shanghai Major elimination series bid farewell to Team Archon, who were knocked out of contention by EHOME. The North American team was the first to be eliminated from the event. EHOME will join Alliance and LGD Gaming in the Lower Brackets, battling it out for a chance to survive again tomorrow. The Shanghai Major elimination series will continue today with Team Spirit vs. compLexity Gaming at 13:30 CET.
The Shanghai Major Main Event kicked off today with the Upper Brackets matches between Alliance and Team Liquid, followed by MVP.Phoenix vs. LGD Gaming. Team Liquid and MVP.Phoenix will continue through the Upper Brackets, while Alliance and LGD have dropped to the Lower Brackets, where they will go through the second round of best-of-one elimination series, tomorrow.
Team Archon was the first team to be eliminated from the Shanghai Major. After losing the early laning phase, they continued to struggle to find a way to grab a hold of the match. EHOME had a strong presence throughout the game and they will live to fight another day. EHOME will face Alliance tomorrow, starting with 10:00 CET, in another round of best-of-one Lower Bracket elimination series.
Team Archon are the first team to be eliminated from the #ShanghaiMajor. EHOME advance in LB. They have a Bo1 date with Alliance tomorrow.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 2, 2016
EHOME joins Alliance and LGD Gaming in the lower brackets tomorrow.
Three more teams will be eliminated today. Team Spirit, compLexity Gaming, Virtus.Pro, ViCi Gaming, Newbee and CDEC will square off in the next best-of-one elimination series.
Shanghai Major elimination: Lower Brackets
Team Archon vs EHOME
The brutal best-of-one elimination series started with a first blood by EHOME on the North American team. After setting the stage for their lead, EHOME continued to move forward with a slight advantage through the laning phase and into the early game. While Team Archon was able to secure pick off kills on the bottom lane, they struggled to really gain a grasp on the match. The Chinese team maintained a strong presence against Team Archon and cleared their way to the victory.
Shanghai Major results: Team Archon 0:1 EHOME. EHOME will continue in the Lower Brackets for another best-of-one elimination series, while Team Archon has been eliminated.
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 1
Wednesday, March 2nd, 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.