1. Made in Brazil
MIBR has been boot camping a lot in São Paulo and recently they were at Inferno online in Stockholm boot camping. They are at the WCG Pan American Championship as we speak, which will give them some more practice before the event. I think they have practiced hard and have a real strong team that will do well enough to place 1st again.
2. Frag eXecutors
Pentagram has got a strong lineup and has a good chance of winning this year, but I think they will loose the grand finale vs. MIBR
Fnatic hasn't really impressed that much lately, but if I do believe they will come back strong and take a third place at this years ESWC.
These guys have played really well lately, and as we speak they are doing great at the WSVG Louisville and I do think they`ll take home the trophy from Louisville, but I do not think that they're strong enough to win in Paris.
5. D-Link PGS
Considering the fact that they just took in Naikon, I do not think they have enough practice behind them to take a better place than 6th, but I believe they have a chance to come above this seed.
Mouz hasn`t impressed at WSVG Louisville, but they do get a couple of weeks to practice their mistakes at Louisville before the ESWC in Paris, and they do have a strong lineup that can bring this home tournament home, but I am guessing 6th place for these guys.
These guys has got a great lineup as well and if they get their teamwork together they can do really well here, but not better than 7th.
I watched the IEF 2007 qualifier and saw them play the finale against wNv.GM - Their aim is superb, but they lack the tactics that the western teams got and I believe this team go more for the aim than strats and it's not going to do it in order to place any good here.
The Danish team hasn`t impressed anyone lately and I doubt they will at this tournament either. They`re going to end up here.
They have had some roster changes lately and they need to get their game together before they can place better than this.