MDL Changsa Major it’s officially running. However, the group division of this major tournament uses unique (if not weird) selection criteria.
The reason is, main event The tournament, which was held from 14-20 May 2018, provides flexibility for the competing teams to determine which teams are included in their group.
The following are details of the division of the group:
- There are 2 groups of 6 teams each
- The team with the highest DPC point, Team Secret, was chosen to be the 1st Seed in Group A
- The team with the second highest DPC points, PSG.LGD, became the 1st Seed in Group B
- Team Secret is given the opportunity to choose 1 team, from the remaining 10 teams, to enter their group (group A)
- PSG.LGD then selects 1 team from the remaining teams (9 teams) to enter Group B.
- The 2 teams chosen by Secret and LGD may choose the next team (from the remaining 8 teams) to enter their respective groups.
- This method was repeated until 12 teams entered each group.
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From the group division mechanism, the following is the result:
- Team Secret
- iG Vitality
- Invictus Gaming
- Vega Squadron
- TNC Pro Team
- Vici Gaming.
The rules of the game at this Group Stage are Round-Robin (each team will meet another team in the same group) in the Bo2 match. The bottom 1 team in each group will be eliminated.
Therefore, the remaining 10 teams will be competed again in the Playoff round with the Double-Elimination format.
The 12 teams that will compete here will compete for a total prize pool of US $ 1 million and 1500 DPC Points. Who do you think will be the winner? Whether Mineski will repeat their great performance as they were at DAC 2018?
Or PSG.LGD who will repeat their victory like in EPICENTER XL yesterday?
Will this group division mechanism have a positive impact, considering that the draw for group distribution is not usually determined by the participating team?
Oh yeah, you can watch all the matches Live on Twitch on the Beyond The Summit channel or on YouTube on the Ligagame Esports TV channel.