Posted below is the final order of the groups, which is a bit different to the draw. That is due to certain travel arrangements that cannot be influenced. The full schedule will be announced on Monday.
escaping from reality
A pretty balanced group with most teams being able to beat each other. Can ephix ace this one? Can efr make it from the 4th spot? Quite possibly! Will kompleksi repeat their horrible performance from the last lan. Not very likely!
With the dark horse of the tournament in this group as the second seed, it will be a big battle for the top spot. Rage have some very experienced lan players too, so look for them to challenge hard.
Some claim that group C is the easiest, however a more accurate comment is that it is the most unpredictable. Warp Omega will be out for blood and Reanimation are not a walkover either. The biggest focus is on how iMPHUS will perform online, can they hold their online level of play. gonewild will also have to work very hard for the top spot.
While Gunrunners are a clear favourite here, the other three are very evenly matched and anything could happen between them. It will be very tense from the start to the end here, however Gunrunners should be able to ace this.
ARMY OF DAMBELDOR
This group includes the top two teams of the CG ladder currently and it will definitely be a bloodbath between them. cK have not been able to beat iNFINITE online, can they do it at lan, despite significantly lower offline experience? Maybe! Very tough for the other two to make it into the top two spots, however owex definitely have a big chance of snatching the third spot.
TEAM-PHASE by Mikronis
critical, being the strongest team as a second seed, will definitely be after the top spot, however w5 are a top lan team and it will be one of the top matches of all in the group stages. Both Phase and brutality are very ambitious, however it will be tough to get into the top 2, so they will probably have to fight it out for the 3d spot.
So, anyone else has any predictions, comments, or even trash talk for us?