The $100,000 event will feature eight teams featuring at varying degrees in the world ranking, but whilst only one team sits in the top 10, there is still plenty of reason to tune in. With the groups recently announced
, the story line so far appears to be sharing of EU and NA teams between each group. Group A features four teams that play in North American leagues, whilst B has three teams from Europe and only one from North America.
This event looked to have a higher than normal chance of a North American team taking the trophy, and whilst it still does, that chance is now slightly diminished as two teams are guaranteed to not make it out of the groups. With that being said, the North Americans still have a solid runner in the form of Cloud9
who showed promising performances at Elegaue Premier recently. Meanwhile BIG
will be looking to find their impressive form of the past after having somewhat unfavourable results as of late.