Shanghai, China

BY Andrew Miesner / February 21, 2016

Today, coL.Dota takes to the skies for the long flight to Shanghai, China as they prepare to compete in The Shanghai Major! The Shanghai Major (or “Winter Major”) is the second event of Valve’s Dota Major Championships, which will add 3 new publisher-sponsored tournaments each year in addition to The International. The event is taking place in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, formerly known as the Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center.


Group StageFebruary 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 EventMarch 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.


  • 1st – $1,110,000
  • 2nd – $405,000
  • 3rd – $315,000
  • 4th – $255,000


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