OG saw Virtus.Pro eliminated from the Shanghai Major, in the second round of the main event’s Lower Brackets. Virtus.Pro was the seventh squad to be knocked out of contention. OG will continue in the Lower Brackets, tomorrow. The Shanghai Major elimination series will continue today with Fnatic vs. Newbee at 15:00 CET.
Virtus Pro have been eliminated from the #ShanghaiMajor. Team OG have now secured themselves a Top 8 finish.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 3, 2016
In another fantastic match up, OG and Virtus.Pro battled it out for 40 minutes to survive the brutal best-of-one elimination series. OG were able to come out on top and thrive once again. In a very exciting and entertaining match, OG were able to outplay and out-maneuver Virtus.Pro towards the end of the game. With an incredibly farmed Sven being twice as farmed as Virtus.Pro’s top net-worth hero, it was difficult for the CIS team to compete.
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.
One more team will be eliminated today. Fnatic and Newbee will compete in the next best-of-one elimination series.
Shanghai Major elimination: Lower Brackets
OG vs. Virtus.Pro
The elimination series was incredibly exciting between these two teams, filled with jukes, clutch plays, back and forth swings and some fantastic team coordination. Amer “Miracle-“ al-Barqawi had an amazing game on Sven while David “MoonMeander” Tan entertained and impressed fans with Tide Hunter.
Shanghai Major results: OG 1:0 Virtus.Pro. OG continues in the Lower Brackets, after getting Virtus.Pro 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 2
Thursday, March 3rd, 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.