The Shanghai Major Qualifiers Europe results for the final day of the competition are in! Team Spirit is the final team to qualify for the Shanghai Major in China, after leaving Team Empire behind, 2:0, in the Lower Bracket finals.
Team Spirit have scored the Shanghai Major Qualifiers Europe results they were definitely hoping for.
The new CIS team will join OG, Team Secret, Evil Geniuses, EHOME, ViCi Gaming, CDEC, Virtus.Pro, Alliance, Fnatic (winners of the SEA Qualifiers), LGD (winners of the China Qualifiers), Team Liquid (winners of the Europe Qualifiers), Team Archon (winners of the America Qualifiers), MVP.Phoenix (runner-up of the SEA Qualifiers), and Newbee (runner-up of the Chinese Qualifiers) for the main event scheduled to take place between March 2-6, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
Two teams from each of the regions will qualify to compete for the $3 million prize-pool.
Team Spirit was able to close the deal for their spot in the Shanghai Major, after shutting down Team Empire, 2:0, in the Lower Bracket finals.
Team Spirit was forced into the Lower Brackets last night, after being wiped out by Team Liquid, 2:0, in the Upper Bracket finals.
After Empire had lost to Team Liquid in the Upper Brackets, they took down Vega, 2:1, and were able to advance into the Lower Bracket finals to face Team Spirit.
Team Spirit had already been creating a stir with their ability to match up and edge out their opponents. The mix of veterans and fresh blood had proven to be an asset for the team, as they were able to draft extraordinarily well and execute new strategies well. It seemed they had an air of fresh motivation to them.
Team Empire had the early game advantage in the first match but lost their momentum about 20 minutes into the game, as Team Spirit snowballed straight to the end without looking back. A perfect game by Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev on Sven (7:0:9) helped Team Spirit take the first victory.
The second game was slightly led by Team Empire once again in the laning phase and early game, but quickly became Team Spirit’s by 7 minutes in. A phenomenal game by Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko on Invoker was a key factor in Spirit’s 2:0 sweep.
Shanghai Major Qualifiers Europe results:
- Team Spirit joins Team Liquid as one of the two teams that have qualified for the Shanghai Major from the European region.
Shanghai Major Europe Qualifiers results: Winning teams
Early November, the team formerly known as CIS Rejects, announced their new roster to include Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev, Artur “Goblak” Kostenko and Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin as the newest additions to the lineup, after trying out various members.
On December 6th, they were picked up by the organization Team Spirit.
Team Spirit just recently added to their list of achievements their qualification to travel to China for the Mars Dota 2 League (MDL), at the end of January 2016.
Team Spirit roster:
Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev
Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko
Andrey “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko
Artur “Goblak” Kostenko
Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin
When The Defense 5 finals concluded, Team Liquid had usurped OG, 3:1, to take the championship title.
Team Liquid have been on fire lately, giving stellar performances that rivaled OG.
Appearing on the horizon and demanding attention in the post-TI5 shuffle, Team Liquid is on a road for champions.
The squad had walked away with their first victory only two weeks after formation in the Alienware Summer’s End Cup Grand Finals.
Team Liquid grabbed a commendable 4th place at the Nanyang Championships LAN and fifth place at The Summit 4. They seized the title in D2CL Season 6 and in The Defense 5. They managed a third place standing at WCA, demonstrating their incredibly strong will and talent to thrive in the international scene.
Team Liquid roster:
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi
Adrian “FATA-“ Trinks
Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka
Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen
Ivan “MinD_ContRoL” Borislavov
Shanghai Major Qualifiers Europe format
- The ten teams have been divided into two Round Robin groups of five.
- Top two teams will advance to a double elimination bracket.
- First place team will start in the Upper Brackets.
- Runner-up team will start in the Lower Brackets.
- Playoffs are double elimination brackets.
- The first and second place teams from the Shanghai Major Europe Qualifiers will advance to the main event in Shanghai, China.
Shanghai Major Qualifiers Europe results: Groups
The second Dota 2 Major will be held in Shanghai, China, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The arena is 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.
Information on guest services, location and transportation to Mercedes-Benz Arena have been provided by Perfect World.