The Boston Major 2016 Main Event brackets are in, TI5 Champions EG to face TI6 winners Wings Gaming in Round 1
This is gonna be bloody.
Just hours after wrapping up the groupstages, Valve’s ongoing prestige Dota 2 tournament, the Boston Major 2016, officially locks in its Main Event seedings. As there were no teams eliminated during the groupstage phase, all of the 16 contenders will still be part of the main event, albeit this time, they will be facing each other in Single Elimination format.
Winning each round has become much more crucial for this Major, with Valve’s decision to switch from the previously used double elimination setup to a single elimination battle, with all of the matches played Best of 3 with the championship match to be played Best of 5.
A Champion versus Champion bloodbath is to be expected on Round 1 of the main events as TI5 winners, Evil Geniuses, will be up against the TI6 title holders, Wings Gaming. EG, who was expected to breeze through the brakcets go Group C sadly fell 3rd place after losing twice to fellow North American team, compLexity Gaming, in the first round and in the Qualification #2 match. Chinese veteran Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei, will have one more chance of trying to win a Valve title as he is playing as a stand-in for team Invictus Gaming Vitality, BurNIng and IG.Vitality will be facing off the CIS powerhouse Virtus.pro on Round 1 of the playoffs.
The first 4 matches of the Playoffs will commence this coming Wednesday, Dec 7 starting at 11 PM PHT, a live Filipino broadcast of the tournament will be available through our official Esports hub, Pacific Esports.