The Shanghai Major just kicked off today! It is one of four DOTA2 championships that occur throughout the year. The International is considered THE championship but the other three are still major events with very large prize pools.
Is anybody watching or following the tournament closely? I've never really followed any of the tournaments, just caught a game here or there. But I've recently fallen into the DOTA 2 hole hard and am really excited for this one.
Today, Secret matched up against CDEC and EHome against MVP. I watched the best of three between Secret and CDEC and didn't catch any of the EHome/MVP matches. The first two games between CDEC and Secret were both pretty one sided with rach team taking one. The third though, damn was that great! CDEC were rolling and ahead in towers and kills, even taking down a T3 before Secret could get any of their T1s, if I recall correctly. Nothing was going right for Secret and the game looked all but finished. But Secret managed to start making some high risk maneuvers that payed off dividends. They kept smoking and roaming, and were finally coordinating their ultimates/stuns very well. Their lineup was just too much for CDEC to handle once they got their crap together.
It was probably the best DOTA2 match I've watched. I was so lit with hype watching it with my friend on twitch. I really wanted Secret to win as the underdog. I also heard MVP won the best of 3 against EHome which was also a big upset. And that there was also a crazy comeback in one of those.