NGC Masters 2017 set to start

The 2017 edition of the Nordish Gaming Convention Masters is about to start, with eight teams battling it out for their cut of a €15,000 ($~17,600) prize pool.

Running until Saturday at the Nordsee Congress Centrum, in Husum, a German town located close to Denmark, the NGC Masters will begin with a GSL group stage, featuring a best-of-three format in the elimination and decider matches, followed by the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs with the top four teams.

Neither of the two qualified teams, 1337HUANIA and DIVIZON, are able to attend the event, with EURONICS replacing the former Playing Ducks roster, and Final filling in for Robin "ScrunK" Röpke's new team.

mertz's North Academy will open up the tournament against Singularity

Tournament favourites include MK, who are currently trying out Branislav "BrN" Panov, North Academy, who recently signed Dennis "sycrone" Nielsen and Johannes "b0RUP" Borup, and AGO, who beat HellRaisers 2-0 earlier this week in the online qualifier for SL i-League Invitational Shanghai 2017.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX Poland AGO
Sweden Singularity Bulgaria MK
Denmark North Academy Denmark Tricked
Germany Final Germany EURONICS
Bulgaria Branislav 'BrN' Panov
Branislav 'BrN' Panov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
164
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Denmark Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Johannes 'b0RUP' Borup
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
882
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Denmark Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsen
Dennis 'sycrone' Nielsen
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
467
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Germany Robin 'ScrunK' Röpke
Robin 'ScrunK' Röpke
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
443
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.14
#1
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Serbia NitrouZ 
nice one
2017-10-05 12:36
#3
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Europe EUR0PE 
Agree
2017-10-05 12:37
#2
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Poland cGev 
Goddamit
2017-10-05 12:37
#4
kissmyass | 
Denmark raaVz 
ez 4 north academy
2017-10-05 12:37
First
2017-10-05 12:37
#6
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Germany GeoRg___J 
ez attax
2017-10-05 12:43
#7
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
go go mk
2017-10-05 12:47
#8
Nomad | 
Germany Gauleiter 
aTTaX got this
2017-10-05 12:49
#9
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Sweden EraXYT 
CMON EURONICS
2017-10-05 12:51
+1
2017-10-05 13:34
#10
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Croatia Hectiic 
in aTTaX we beleive
2017-10-05 12:53
#11
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United States mGm0nster 
ez for fox
2017-10-05 13:04
#12
Just2EZ | 
Europe 4ENCE 
I'm cheering for Ago and North Academy
2017-10-05 13:09
#13
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
LUL GERMANY SCENE LUL
2017-10-05 13:09
#20
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
LUL brazil scene 1 mediocre team
2017-10-05 14:23
#27
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
Tell me about NIP in 2K17!
2017-10-05 16:55
#29
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
During the summer of 2017 nip won DH Valencia and had a 3/4 finish at DH masters Malmö. SK has had a 5/8 in DH master malmö Semifinals at New York and a loss to liquid gives the "best team in the world" the 3 place at ESG tour Mykonos.
2017-10-05 17:25
#32
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
"SK has had a 5/8 in DH master malmö Semifinals at New York and a loss to liquid gives the "best team in the world" the 3 place at ESG tour Mykono" sk did not win any tournament in 2017??? NT but you is a joke!
2017-10-05 18:40
#14
EspiranTo | 
Lithuania SiK_ 
rip 1337huania...
2017-10-05 13:13
#16
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Poland Oleczeq 
AGO got this
2017-10-05 13:36
#17
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United States Ronaldofanboy 
Ago to win next major
2017-10-05 14:06
#19
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
0/8
2017-10-05 14:19
#22
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Germany Sabba1 
nip to qualify for next major haha
2017-10-05 15:17
#25
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
0/8 nip will go to major every day of the week
2017-10-05 16:21
#26
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Germany Sabba1 
gonna be a hard upset if they get to the minor qualifier again
2017-10-05 16:51
#28
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Sweden New@ac@low@id 
rly?
2017-10-05 17:22
#18
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Iceland _meehow 
ez for ago
2017-10-05 14:14
ez for nonames
2017-10-05 15:01
hunden eazy
2017-10-05 15:41
#24
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Malaysia byaIi 
ez4hunden
2017-10-05 15:51
#30
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Poland steenbro_ 
Not to easy for AGO?
2017-10-05 18:05
#33
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Poland Spanksss 
ez AGO
2017-10-05 18:50
ezzz A G O
2017-10-05 20:42
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