MVP Phoenix makes the Shanghai Major start with a huge surprise. The koreans take down both Team Secret and EHOME and advance to the winner bracket of the playoffs.
MVP Phoenix just won the Shanghai Major Group A today on the first day of the Winter Seasons Final. The koreans took down both EHOME.cn and Team Secret flawlessly, advancing to the upper bracket of the playoffs. There they will be accompanied by Team Secret, who beat EHOME.cn in the deciding group match by 2:0. CDEC Gaming who lost to both EHOME and Secret drops to the lower bracket as well as EHOME.
MVP Phoenix surprises big-time at the Shanghai Major
That’s a huge surprise right on the first day of the Shanghai Major. In our survey about which team has the best chances to win the tournament only 20 percent believe that MVP Phoenix could win the Shanghai Major – that’s the worst value apart from Team Archon who is even worse off.
EHOME was sent down to the lower bracket in the Frankfurt Major back in November as well but fought their way back to the fourth place. Team Secret was the runner-up back then after dominating their group stage. CDEC Gaming had also won their group back in November but later dropped out against Evil Geniuses and OG finishing the Major as the fifth best team.
EHOME was the most probable winner of this group
The chinese team remains on the 10th rank of the Dota 2 Team World Ranking but has had mixed results since the Frankfurt Major. The disappointed the most at global tournaments like The Summit 4 and Gameshow eSports Cup, but won the ECL Autumn in December against other chinese teams.
EHOME was on fire at the beginning of 2016 winning three important tournament in just one month including the high paying MarsTV Dota League. Thus, 63 percent of our users believe they could win the Shanghai Major. Team Secret is still the best team in the Dota 2 Team World Ranking but has been struggling result-wise since the new patch came live in December.