The Shanghai Major 2016
Four qualifiers based on regions
- 10 teams in each
-- 8 invited, 2 from open qualifier
---- 2 groups of 5 teams, best of 2
---- top2 of each group move on to double elimination bracket
China Qualifier - Jan 7-10
Americas Qualifier - Jan 7-10
SEA Qualifier - Jan 7-10
Europe Qualifier - Jan 7-10
16 teams divided in four groups of four teams each and played in a double-elimination format.
- (M1): Team A vs. Team B
- (M2): Team C vs. Team D
- Winners match (WM): Winner of M1 vs. Winner of M2
- Loser match (LM): Loser of M1 vs. Loser of M2
- Decider match: Loser of WM vs. Winner of EM
- 8 invited : OG, Secret, EG, EHOME, Vici, CDEC, VP, Alliance
- 8 regional qualifiers winners :
-- Europe : Liquid, Spirit
-- China : LGD, Newbee
-- SEA : Fnatic, MVP.P
-- America : Archon, coL
The Main Event will take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.
- 16 teams in a double-elimination bracket.
- Top two teams of each group of Group Stage start in the Upper Bracket.
-- All matches are played in a best-of-three.
- Bottom two teams of each group of Group Stage start in the Lower Bracket.
-- First two rounds are played in a best-of-one, then all matches are played in a best-of-three.
- Grand Finals is played in a best-of-five with no game advantage.
The Shanghai Major 2016 Live Streams
Group A (Complete)
Group B (Complete)
Group C (Complete)
Group D (Complete)
News for The Shanghai Major 2016
After a well deserved night of celebrations and a good sleep, the teams in Shanghai have woken up to yet another messy situation. The practice rooms were evacuated without prior notice - gaming gear, laptops and even car keys are missing.
Team Secret are the named Champions of the Shanghai Major, and well deserved runner ups are Team Liquid. This breaks the chain of no professional player getting two Valve Championships as Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov is the first to break this curse. Let’s have a closer look at what exactly went on in the Grand Finals of the first Winter Major.
Evil Geniuses are denied the grand finals spot by losing the lower bracket final against Team Liquid on the back of an overwhelming performance by the Europeans.
Probably the most intense day so far at the Mercedes Benz Arena, ended late in the night in China with an incredible fight for the top six between the Frankfurt Major Champions, OG and the ones they eliminated in the first lower bracket game four months ago, Fnatic.
With the Shanghai Major quickly drawing to a close, the Lower Bracket sees four teams battle to keep their place in the tournament. The first series would be a fight between Alliance and compLexity Gaming.