GEST August: Pacific.eMaxx in group D, Neolution in A

General Christoph “malnor” Helbig

The groups of Gigabyte eSport Tournament August have been assigned. GEST IDC August will happen on 11 and 12 August.

Unlike the July edition of GEST, this time, the top 3 teams of the previous month are not in any same group. Neolution eSports, the runner-up of July, will be playing in Group A. iZone, the 3rd placed team from the Philippines, is seeded into group C. The winners of last two month's GESTs, team Pacific.eMaxx, will be playing in group D.

All groups now have four teams, but each group will be filled with a fifth team coming from one of the four qualifier slots.

GEST August Groups
Group AGroup B
Thailand NeolutionThailand iDeal.GIGABYTE
Indonesia Ritter ARTPhilippines Dreamz
Malaysia Invasion ReDIndonesia eNcy
Philippines Pacific.PalitVietnam SkyNet
Other Qualifier 2Other Qualifier 3
Group CGroup D
Vietnam StarsbobaPhilippines Pacific.eMaxx
Indonesia deperrukuPhilippines Mineski
Philippines MSIEvo GTMyanmar G7
Philippines iZone.GIGABYTECambodia SVR_Es
Other Qualifier 4Other Qualifier 1

As usual for Gigabyte eSport Tournaments, group phase will be completed on Saturday. Only the first three teams of each group are promoted to the playoffs. The playoffs will be single elimination, with the group winners already in the round of eight.

GEST August Schedule
Group phase11 Aug, 12:00 SGT
Tiebreaker (if necessary)11 Aug, 19:30 SGT
Playoff relegation12 Aug, 11:00 SGT
Round of 812 Aug, 12:30 SGT
Semi final12 Aug, 14:00 SGT
3rd place decider12 Aug, 17:00 SGT
Grand final12 Aug, 18:30 SGT
Christoph “malnor” Helbig
Malnor is former Editor-in-chief of, now a guest editor for Dota 2 and general eSports topics.