Shanghai Major Day Four Group Stage Results, Main Event Brackets Finalized
Day 4 featured teams in Group D, also known as the group of Death thanks to presence of three highly-ranked teams – Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, and Virtus.Pro. You can check out the VODs of yesterday’s matches at the official Twitch streams.
Evil Geniuses vs Complexity Gaming (2:1)
In the first best-of-three of the day, group and tournament favorites EG dispatched fellow NA team Complexity. Although Complexity managed to pull out an unexpected win in the first game thanks to excellent Tiny/IO play, they easily fell to the more experienced EG in the two subsequent matches.
Virtus.Pro vs Team Liquid (2:1)
The contest between Virtus and TL was very competitive, with Team Liquid winning the first game in just 24 minutes. However, Virtus turned things around in game two and three, winning in under 40 minutes in both matches.
Complexity vs Team Liquid (0:2)
The first game was relatively close until TL’s Death Prophet and Anti-Mage got simply too farmed and leveled for Complexity to deal with, with TL winning at 40 minutes. TL made short work of Complexity in game two with a dominant score of 25 to only 5 kills within 28 minutes.
Evil Geniuses vs Virtus.Pro (2:0)
EG continued their victory train with a competitive series against Virtus.Pro. Although EG won both matches, Virtus certainly put up a fierce resistance, pushing EG to 52 minutes in game one, and 46 minutes in game two.
Team Liquid vs Virtus.Pro (2:0)
TL once again faced Virtus.Pro to see who would secure the second main event upper bracket spot. This time TL beat them twice in a row in dominating fashion, managing to secure both games through constant aggression.
Main Event Brackets
With the fate of group D decided, the group stage is now over and all 16 teams are seeded for the main event, which takes place between March 2 and 6 with a $ 3 million prize pool. The tournament will continue on as Double-Elimination, meaning that teams in the upper bracket will have the safety net of being sent to the lower bracket if they lose a series.