WCA 2016 Finals Day 1 recap

The first day at the WCA 2016 Finals has come to an end and here is a recap of today's action.

The 1.35 million RMB (~$196,000) tournament taking place in Yinchuan, China kicked off with the best-of-two, round-robin group stage.

Group A started out with a Chinese clash as TYLOO and VG.CyberZen squared off. After splitting maps with their Chinese rivals, TYLOO got victories over EDG, Immunity and ex-g3x, booking a spot in the semi-finals as they acquired enough points to finish in the top two.

TyLoo have advanced to the semi-finals 

Although VG.CyberZen have one more match to play in the group stage, they are already through to the semis after they secured 2-0 wins against EDG and ex-g3x. The aforementioned two teams and Immunity will be eliminated regardless of tomorrow's results.

Here are the standings in Group A:

Team Matches  Wins  Draws  Losses  Points
China TYLOO  4 3 1 0 10
China VG.CyberZen  3 2 1 0 7
Australia Immunity 3 0 2 1 2
China EDG 3 0 1 2 1
Brazil ex-g3x 3 0 1 2 1

Group B's situation is a little bit trickier as the top two are not determined yet. Innova who lost three of their matches are definitely out of the tournament with one more match to play and Born Of Fire, who played all their matches, have not accumulated enough points to get in the top two.

The Malaysian JYP are the leaders of the group thanks to their wins against Innova and Born Of Fire. They also secured a 1-1 draw against Epsilon which boosted their chances in the group exponentially. Tomorrow JYP will face iGame.com, who won two and lost one of their matches, and a draw will see the Malaysian team through to the semi-finals without having to rely on the other match in the group which will be between Epsilon and Innova.

Epsilon got 1-1 draws against Born Of Fire and JYP. The Swedes were able to beat iGame.com but need a win in their last match against Innova in order to get through the groups.

The Group B standings can be found below:

Team Matches  Wins  Draws  Losses  Points
Malaysia JYP  3 2 1 0 7
Finland iGame.com  3 2 0 1 6
Sweden Epsilon 3 1 2 0 5
China Born Of Fire  4 1 1 2 4
Brazil Innova 3 0 0 3 0

Two group matches from both groups will take place tomorrow which will be followed by the best-of-three semi-finals and the third place decider match. Head over to our event page to see the schedule.

BenjaCS is a staff writer at HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.

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Norway Kimmiix
2016-12-09 20:16
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Argentina CrayZ
Awesome my ass. Worst tournament i've ever seen, unscheduled, all matches delayed by 2 hours and Forces you to watch a chinese stream on some random site.
2016-12-09 22:09
3 replies
You have obviously forgotten about gamer's paradise
2016-12-09 23:45
1 reply
Argentina CrayZ
No i haven't nor Gleague or what ever it was called (that uk torny)
2016-12-09 23:45
China Sk3y
worst tournament confirmed : )
2016-12-10 10:11
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2016-12-09 20:17
draw wtff
2016-12-09 20:17
why the fuck is Innova in this? they are SOOOOOOOOOOOO bad
2016-12-09 20:17
4 replies
They qualified fair and square, though the qualifier was a mess
2016-12-09 20:20
3 replies
ok ty
2016-12-09 20:21
The got really lucky on the bracket. One FF and one pretty bad Argentinian team and they were in.
2016-12-09 20:50
Portugal WillyanI7
This shit have qualifier? lul
2016-12-09 22:18
Australia Jimster
kys epsi
2016-12-09 20:17
Indonesia holyjoe
fuck this chinese qaulity adn fucking 6-hours delay
2016-12-09 20:17
could be first, but i wanted to share this moment with all of you, who have slower internet imgur.com/a/4aE7S
2016-12-09 20:17
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Brazil Deodato
i never saw that
2016-12-09 20:19
Aww, I wanted ex-G3X to go better in this one :c guess I'll just cheer for god Kalle again.
2016-12-09 20:57
"Let's check if the next SK will come out of this" ... nope
2016-12-09 21:07
ajajja BRAZIL teams is this pecause we are from BRAZIL jajajaj
2016-12-09 21:08
200k event but no one cares cuz shit teams and esc same time LOL.
2016-12-09 21:27
hard 4 brazil
2016-12-09 23:11
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