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The Shanghai Major 2016
China
02/25/16  -  03/06/16
Format
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  • Open Qualifiers - January 3rd - January 6th, 2016
    • Eight Regional Single-elimination Open Qualifiers, two brackets for each region.
      • The winners of each Regional Qualifier will advance to the respective Main Qualifier.
  • Main Qualifiers - January 7th - January 10th, 2016
    • Four Regional Qualifiers.
      • Two groups of five teams, with the top two teams of each group advancing to the Regional Double-elimination Playoff Bracket.
      • The winner and runner-up of each Regional Playoff Bracket will join the eight directly invited teams in Shanghai.
  • Group Stage - February 25th - February 28th, 2016
    • Four groups of four teams
      • Double-elimination format with matches played in a best-of-three.
      • Top two teams in each group advance to upper bracket of the Main Event.
      • Bottom two teams in each group advance to lower bracket of the Main Event.
  • Main Event - March 2nd - March 6th, 2016
    • Teams are seeded into a double-elimination bracket after the Group Stage.
      • Eight teams begin in the upper bracket, eight in the lower bracket.
      • First two lower bracket games are best of one, Grand Finals are best of five, all others are best of three.


Recent Placements
PlaceTeamPrize
Place
1st1st
Team
Prize
$1.1m
Place
2nd2nd
Team
Prize
$405,000
Place
3rd3rd
Team
Prize
$315,000
Place
4th4th
Team
Prize
$255,000
Place
5th-6th5th-6th
Team
Prize
$202,500
Place
5th-6th5th-6th
Team
Prize
$202,500
Place
7th-8th7th-8th
Team
Prize
$105,000
Place
7th-8th7th-8th
Team
Prize
$105,000
Place
9th-12th9th-12th
Team
Prize
$45,000
Place
9th-12th9th-12th
Team
Prize
$45,000
Place
9th-12th9th-12th
Team
Prize
$45,000
Place
9th-12th9th-12th
Team
Prize
$45,000
Place
13th-16th13th-16th
Team
Prize
$30,000
Place
13th-16th13th-16th
Team
Prize
$30,000
Place
13th-16th13th-16th
Team
Prize
$30,000
Place
13th-16th13th-16th
Team
Prize
$30,000
Recent Performance
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0 - 2
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