One invited team,
Evil Geniuses, winner of the first edition.
Four teams from the qualifiers, one from America, one from Europe, one from China, and one from Southeast Asia.
One team voted in by compendium owners.
Best of 1 round robin group.
Top two teams advance to semifinals.
Remaining four teams seeded in quarterfinals.
Best of 5 single elimination bracket.
Grand Finals are best of 5 with no winner's bracket advantage.