compLexity Gaming saw Team Spirit eliminated from the Shanghai Major, in the first round of the main event’s Lower Brackets. Team Spirit was the second squad to be knocked out of contention, after Team Archon. compLexity Gaming will face LGD Gaming tomorrow, March 3rd, starting with 11:30 CET. The Shanghai Major elimination series will continue today with Virtus.Pro vs. ViCi Gaming at 16:00 CET.
Team Spirit are going home. compLexity survive the day. The face LGD tomorrow in the second round of Bo1's. #ShanghaiMajor
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 2, 2016
CompLexity Gaming saw Team Spirit eliminated from the Shanghai Major. The series was delayed, after Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev’s keyboard came up missing and a new one had to be secured. compLexity Gaming showed no mercy, as they seized control of the match from the first moments and refused to relinquish any opportunities to the CIS team.
The Shanghai Major Main Event was kicked off with the Upper Brackets matches between Alliance and Team Liquid, followed by MVP.Phoenix vs. LGD Gaming. Team Liquid and MVP.Phoenix continue through the Upper Brackets, while Alliance and LGD have dropped to the Lower Brackets best-of-one series scheduled for the second day of the competition.
Team Archon was the first team to be eliminated from the Shanghai Major.
Team Spirit were the second team to be bumped out of the Shanghai Major.
compLexity Gaming will go up against LGD Gaming tomorrow, March 3rd, starting with 11:30 CET.
Two more teams will be eliminated today. Virtus.Pro, ViCi Gaming, Newbee and CDEC will compete to stay in the competition in the next best-of-one elimination series.
Shanghai Major elimination: Lower Brackets
Team Spirit vs. compLexity Gaming
The deadly best-of-one elimination series began with Team Spirit securing first blood. compLexity Gaming were able to turn around a lot fights in the game thanks to the mekanism on Enigma and some great coordination. Zakari “Zfreek” Freedman played an amazing Enigma with some fantastic, spot on black holes.
Shanghai Major results: Team Spirit 0:1 compLexity Gaming. compLexity Gaming continues in the Lower Brackets for another best-of-one elimination round, after getting Team Spirit 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 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.