posted by Sun_Tzu,
Image links to Coverage page for EMS One along with the complete standings
The draw for the Dota 2 groups will commence at around 18:30 CET today in RaidCall Group 1997. In addition to the ESL admins, there will be a representative for each of the top four teams present, who are empowered to use their teams right to perform one team swap between any teams from any of the groups.
There will also be a raffle by ESL for fans who are present in the RaidCall Group to win a SteelSeries QcK+ Limited Edition Dota 2 mousepad.
Results of the draw below:
Group A Fnatic.EU Mousesports TCM-Gaming Fnatic.NA Group B No Tidehunter dd.Dota rat in the dark Infinity Gaming Group C Natus Vincere Kaipi Absolute Legends Team Liquid Group D Virtus Pro Team Empire RoX.KiS Eosin+4
After the random draw, Fnatic.EU chose to swap places with Virtus.Pro, while Na`Vi and VP chose to skip their respective turns. No Tidehunter decided that Fnatic.EU was on to something, also choosing to swap around with VP, playing VP in Group D at the end of the draw.
Of the final groups, it seems clear that A and B are the compartively easy ones, while C and D offer up more of a challenge, with certainly Na`Vi and Team Liquid as well as VP and Empire favoured to advance from their respective groups, although RoX.KiS and Absolutle Legends are going to try their best to pull off an upset.
RaidCall EMS One Spring Season Schedule
Dota 2 Group Stage A & B: March 18th - 19th
Dota 2 Group Stage C & D: March 25th - 26th
Dota 2 Live Finals - April 20th/21th