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Shanghai Major (Dota 2)

Playoff upper bracket

Team Liquid 2:1 Alliance

MVP Gaming 2:0 LGD Gaming

League of Legends Champions Korea

Jin Air Green Wings 2:0 SBENU

Kongdoo Monster vs. CJ Entus, 6 a.m.

IEM Katowice (CS:GO)

Group A

mousesports 1:0 Ninjas in Pyjamas (16-8)

Fnatic 1:0 Natus Vincere (16-10)


(All times Eastern)

Shanghai Major (Dota 2)


Playoff upper bracket

OG vs. Team Secret, 9 p.m.

Evil Geniuses vs. Fnatic, 12:10 a.m. Thursday

Playoff lower bracket

Team Spirit vs. compLexity Gaming, 7:30 a.m. vs. Vici Gaming, 9 a.m.

CDEC Gaming vs. Newbee, 10:30 a.m.

LGD Gaming vs. TBD, 4:30 a.m. Thursday

IEM Katowice (CS:GO)

Group A


mousesports vs. The MongolZ, 8 a.m.

Luminosity vs. Natus Vincere, 8 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Luminosity, 9 a.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. The MongolZ, 9 a.m.

Fnatic vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 10:20 a.m.

mousesports vs. Natus Vincere, 10:20 a.m.

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Natus Vincere, 11:40 a.m.

Luminosity vs. The MongolZ, 11:40 a.m.

Fnatic vs. The MongolZ, 1 p.m.

mousesports vs. Luminosity, 1 p.m.

Luminosity vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas, 2:20 p.m.

Fnatic vs. mousesports, 2:20 p.m.

Natus Vincere vs. The MongolZ, 2:20 p.m.

League of Legends Champions Korea


Samsung Galaxy vs. KT Rolster, 3 a.m. Thursday

ROX Tigers vs. Longzhu Gaming, 6 a.m. Thursday

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