Fnatic to ring in ESL One Genting 2018 as opening matches and groups released

Posted by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani at 18 January 2018 10:30

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ESL One Genting 2018 groups revealed to kick off as Team Secret, Planet Dog, compLexity Gaming and Fnatic mark the opening matches of the event.

Eager fans won't have to wait long to see Saahil ‘UNiVeRse’ Arora's LAN debut with Fnatic as the locally based team are set to go head to head against compLexity Gaming as one of the two opening matches for the Minor. Playing at the same time will be the leaders of the Pro Circuit Ranking - Team Secret taking on the underdogs and recently reshuffled lineup of Planet Dog

ESL One Genting 2018 is just around the corner, scheduled to take place between January 23-28 at the Arena of Stars in Genting’s Highlands Resort. The minor is boasting a $400,000 prize pool and 400 qualifying points counting towards the TI8 direct invites up for grabs - an increase of $100,000 and 100 points above the other Minors this year.

ESL One Genting Groups:

Group A
Europe Team Secret
Europe Planet Dog
United States compLexity Gaming
Malaysia Fnatic
China Vici Gaming
China VGJ. Thunder
Brazil SG e-sports

Group B
Europe Team Liquid
Germany PENTA Sports
Ukraine Natus Vincere
United States Evil Geniuses
South East Asia Mineski
Philippines TNC Pro Team
China LGD Forever Young
China Newbee

ESL One Genting Group Opening Schedule:

Group A openers

  • 12:00 MYT/05:00 CET - Team Secret vs Planet Dog
  • 12:00 MYT/05:00 CET - compLexity Gaming vs Fnatic
  • ~13:10 MYT/06:10 CET - Vici Gaming vs VG.J Thunder
  • ~13:10 MYT/06:10 CET - SG e-sports vs


Group B openers

  • ~14:20 MYT/07:20 CET - Team Liquid vs PENTA Sports
  • ~14:20 MYT/07:20 CET - Natus Vincere vs Evil Geniuses
  • ~15:30 MYT/08:30 CET - Mineski vs TNC Pro Team
  • ~15:30 MYT/08:30 CET - LGD.FY vs Newbee


ESL One Genting Group Stage Format:

Group stage

  • Tuesday to Thursday, January 23-25
  • 16 teams
  • Double Elimination
  • Two groups of eight teams
  • Opening matches Bo1 - all other matches Bo3




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