Sponsored by Intel , Monster , DHL
From April 26th to May 7th, the world's best 18 teams will make Berlin their battle-ground, and just 8 of them will advance to the stage at Velodrom arena and play in front of the live crowd. The teams will be divided into 2 groups of 9 and play in a single round robin group stage with bo2 match. Top 4 teams of each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs, 5th and 6th place teams in the groups will advance to the Lower Bracket and bottom 3 teams are eliminated. The Playoffs will be a double elimination bracket where all matches are bo3 except for the bo5 Grand Final match.