Groups are drawn for Perfect World Masters

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 17 November 2017 14:45

With only two days until Perfect World Masters begins, the groups have been drawn and the teams will start to prepare.

Ten of the top teams from around the world have gathered in Shanghai, China to compete for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 300 TI8 qualifying points between November 19-26th.

The teams have been divided into two groups of five for the group stage portion that will span over the first two days of the event. Two teams - one from each group- will be eliminated in the first phase, ending their journey before seeing the main stage. 

Team Secret, Newbee and LGD Forever Young have all received direct invites to participate - Perfect World Masters was the first of the ProCircuit events to extend an invitation to more than two teams.  The rest of the lineup includes one qualified team for EU (Team Kinguin), NA (compLexity Gaming), SA (SG e-sports), SEA (Mineski) and CIS (Vega Squadron) with two qualified teams (LGD Gaming and ViCi Gaming) coming in from China.

Drawn by random, the groups have now been set.

Group A

Group B

Group Stage Format:

  • Ten teams are seeded into two groups, five teams each
  • Round-robin format; all matches are played in a Bo2
  • Top four teams advance to the playoffs
  • Bottom teams are eliminated


Playoffs Format:

  • Double-elimination bracket
  • First round of the lower bracket is played in a Bo1
  • All other rounds are played in a Bo3, with Bo5 Grand Finals



Which is the group of death?

A is!
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B without a doubt!
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