posted by towerrrr,
Update 1: 4FC from group D were swapped with Fnatic.NA from group A.
Update 2: Mouz from group B were swapped with NoTideHunter from group A.
Update 3: aL.Academy were replaced by TCM because of problems with aL's roster.
Group A will see Na`Vi and NoTidehunter fighting for the first 2 places after they respectively ended up on the top of their groups in the first stage of the tournament.
Group C is the hardest group in this stage of the tournament, as the finalist of the StarLadder Season 5, Team Empire will face teams such as Kaipi, Team Dignitas, and last but not least, QPAD Red Pandas.
While group C should be interesting to watch, group B should also bring some excitement to the table. The finalist of the Starladder Season 5, Fnatic.EU will be heading against Mousesports, aL.Academy, and Rox.Kis. Despite of their recent performance trough some online and lan events, Fnatic.Eu will have hard time in the group since Mousesports and Rox.Kis are showing some really good and well prepared performance in some of the recent tournaments.
Despite of the other groups, group D should have clear winners as Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses are on the top of the North American scene, while they are competing in a lot of Europe tournaments as well.
The second group stage is scheduled to start on the 13rd of April and will see a best-of-three format trough all of the upcoming games.
English coverage for all of the games will be handled by BeyondTheSummit.
1st $5,000 + $1,500 in gear
2nd $2,500 + $1,500 in gear
3rd $1,200 + $1,000 in gear
4th $1,500 in gear
5-6th $1,000 in gear
7-8th $500 in gear