It was not a pretty sight for the locals as every Chinese Dota 2 squad were eliminated from the Shanghai Major tournament.
Newbee, champions of The International 4 were the last of them to fall down to the lower bracket, after fellow teams LGD Gaming and tournament favourites EHOME were taken down in their respective matches.
EHOME, who six weeks ago had just a $275,000 prize-pool by downing The International 5 Champions Evil Geniuses 3-0 in the MarsTV Finals grand final. They were the heavy favourites in the tournament, but fell short against an Alliance team who showed them some Swedish patience in holding on against the odds.
LGD Gaming had made it through the tournament and into the upper bracket after the group stages, but was forced out by a full-Korean MVP Phoenix team in one of the tournament’s biggest upsets yet.
Meanwhile, Fnatic were victorious against Newbee as they were kicked out from the tournament unceremoniously in a 29-minute match.
Anyone would have expected every Chinese teams in this Valve Major to do better especially after losing to Western teams in every major event in 2015. With 30 percent of all tournament simulations placing them as the teams to come out on top of the game, their elimination were a shock to every pundit.