In the first group stage Korean and Chinese representatives Team No Limit and EDward Gaming topped the standings, with neither team dropping a game in their two matches.
With only these teams left from their group it means that four regions have already been eliminated: Big Gods from Latin America, Taiwan’s GIA, Renevatio from South East Asia, and Australia and New Zealand representatives Negative Synergy.
EDward, No Limit, mYi, and Naventic will be joined in the second group stage by the four regional champions.
EDward and mYi will meet eStar Gaming and reigning world champions Cloud9 in Group A, while Naventic and No Limit will fight with Team Dignitas and MVP Black. Two teams from each group will advance to the finals to fight for the $150,000 first prize, and the title itself.
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