IeSF World Championship 2017 groups revealed

With the 2017 IeSF World Championship set to start on Thursday, the organisers have revealed the groups, format and prize-pool distribution for its CS:GO competition.

Taking place in Busan, Korea, from November 9-12, the tournament will see 17 teams, determined by a series of qualifiers, battle it out for the lion's share of a 20,000,000 KRW (~18,000) prize pool. 

sergej's HAVU are among the participants

Following the last-minute withdrawals of Mineski, proWince and Vanguard, the participating squads have been split into four groups – three of four teams, one of five –, as you can check below:

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Australia Chiefs
Finland HAVU
Korea MVP PK
China Eclipse
Thailand MiTH
Russia forZe
Romania Nexus
Sweden duttdutt
Israel Uniquestars
Azerbaijan FiRENATiON
South Africa PROTEA
Italy Forge
Switzerland Berzerk
Georgia WMGC
Malaysia Fire Dragoon
Taiwan TPCU



Indonesia AKARA

Regarding the tournament format, the group stage will be held on the first two days of the event in a best-of-one round robin format, while the playoff matches and the third-place decider, all featuring a best-of-three format, will be played over the weekend.

The organisation has also revealed how will the 20,000,000 KRW (~$18,000) prize-pool be distributed among the top three teams:

1. 10,000,000 KRW (~$9,000)
2. 6,000,000 KRW (~$5,500)
3. 4,000,000 KRW (~$3,700)

nice
2017-11-08 14:19
#5
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Europe SteffeMvrs
ITALY IS GOING TO DESTROY GROUP D
2017-11-08 14:20
11 replies
+1
2017-11-08 14:21
#20
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Italy Er1cz
+2
2017-11-08 14:27
2 replies
NAH eclipse > forge
2017-11-08 16:48
#130
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Italy ByAxeel
+3
2017-11-09 07:22
duttdutt will destory groud D
2017-11-08 14:37
#69
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Argentina Zestv2
lets go mexico
2017-11-08 16:10
Hope so, it would be nice to see a new country on the scene.
2017-11-08 21:12
#117
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Russia cardinaL_
ITALIAN CS OMEGALUL
2017-11-08 22:16
No one italy pro players in cs all time....
2017-11-08 22:56
1 reply
Vito Giuseppe
2017-11-09 13:36
+3 Go-go, spaghetti!
2017-11-09 00:43
#6
NiKo | 
India tabb303
GG
2017-11-08 14:20
#8
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Belarus sre7hem
SoLeK and Italian team - should be interesting xd
2017-11-08 14:20
1 reply
ez for Nexus/duttdutt/Chiefs/forZe/Havu
2017-11-08 14:38
#9
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Nepal Mury1611
so many noname teams
2017-11-08 14:21
7 replies
#100
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Of course they are no-namers for you, you only know the top 10 teams in the world.
2017-11-08 18:24
6 replies
#128
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Argentina Erase
hey bro can you tell me if you know something about this event and teams ? this apear out of nowhere lol.
2017-11-09 05:11
5 replies
#134
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Sweden DEFENSE!
yeah sure. IeSF hosts a World Championships every year at different location. (last year it was Indonesia) IeSF stands for International Esport Federation and has many member states. Every member state is allowed to hold a regional qualifier, LAN or online, to crown a winner who gets a paid trip with all accommodations to wherever the championship is. There, they get to represent their own country in a Olympic Games fashion. It's a really cool tournament, because it gives countries with a small scene a chance to get internationally known.
2017-11-09 20:29
4 replies
#135
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Argentina Erase
nice, in my country there is an association that is working for a electronic sport law, and this IeSF thing is related.
2017-11-09 20:40
3 replies
#136
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Sweden DEFENSE!
yeah, argentina is a member of iesf. havent seen them in any world championship yet though
2017-11-09 20:41
2 replies
#137
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Argentina Erase
l think is because in our country theres not a law of eSport yet, our players cant be 100% profesionals here yet, but this association is working on that. The name: Asociacion Argentina de Deportes Electronicos - AADE
2017-11-09 20:45
1 reply
#138
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Cool man hope it will get better
2017-11-09 20:46
ez for chiefs
2017-11-08 14:22
2 replies
#97
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Italy NathaNN
For me, they re the favourites for winning the tournament
2017-11-08 18:00
#126
jks | 
Australia Mosski
+1
2017-11-09 00:59
What de hell is this?
2017-11-08 14:22
3 replies
tier3-4-99 tournament :))
2017-11-08 14:25
#101
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Every member country of IeSF holds a regional qualifier (usually LAN). Winners of each country's qualifier gets a paid trip with all accommodations to the World Championships, where they represent their country. The regional qualifiers tier value change regularly and sometimes the best teams of each country are busy or dont attend the qualifiers, so that a less-known team comes through. I really love it, because it's a great chance for these teams to get international experience and publicity. For example, last year the Swedish qualifiers were held at a Cosplay and gaming event in central Sweden. The winners from there was Dank Deaglez and no one in the world knew who they were. This year, the Swedish qualifiers were given a ton of publicity and (unfortunately) all pro teams found out about the tournament. :P
2017-11-08 18:28
1 reply
No qualifier in Taiwan. They just randomly picked a team in the student league.
2017-11-08 19:17
cheering for MVP.PK ,, let's go boys!!! win this in front of your own crowd!
2017-11-08 14:23
Lets go israel
2017-11-08 14:25
1 reply
Yes
2017-11-08 14:35
South africa xd
2017-11-08 14:25
5 replies
south africa have more major players than uk
2017-11-08 14:55
4 replies
#83
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United Kingdom cowbunga
we have players in t2 teams lol South Africa has none
2017-11-08 17:09
3 replies
2 replies
invited even india has fucking attended a major. pity invite...coz csgo servers were being launched there around this time...
2017-11-08 17:45
#95
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United Kingdom cowbunga
I was talking now + pity invite lmao If you're talking past UK were source and 1.6 gods anyway
2017-11-08 17:54
#19
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Italy Er1cz
EZZ FOR ITALY
2017-11-08 14:27
1 reply
gl sparker
2017-11-08 14:49
#21
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Indonesia DezfanzeR
Ez AKARA <3
2017-11-08 14:27
1 reply
ez 4 blaZek1ng
2017-11-08 23:56
super easy for BERZERK
2017-11-08 14:27
#23
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Finland Vkims
Should be ez for havu
2017-11-08 14:27
Forge vs Havu in final Fabio "Epic" Micheli will mad frag all these kids
2017-11-08 14:28
1 reply
gl sparker
2017-11-08 14:49
MiTH got grill in thier taem
2017-11-08 14:29
LUL
2017-11-08 14:29
mvp pk oldschool team :D
2017-11-08 14:32
lul worse than immortals
2017-11-08 14:35
1 reply
#88
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United Kingdom cowbunga
#FreeSmooya Epsilon out here killing U.K. scene
2017-11-08 17:21
ez for wmgc
2017-11-08 14:38
1 reply
ezezezez
2017-11-08 16:23
#33
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Turkey Tormund1
Lets go azerbaijan
2017-11-08 14:39
#35
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Georgia stringer1
ez for wmgc georgia)
2017-11-08 14:41
#37
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United States journey78
GOGO MVP PK
2017-11-08 14:42
Holy shit the almost nonexistent italy scene is finally showing up for once
2017-11-08 14:45
4 replies
Same as Israel uh?
2017-11-08 14:47
2 replies
I think I've seen Israel once or twice before but still this will be a good exposure for both scenes
2017-11-08 14:50
1 reply
Yep
2017-11-08 14:51
#96
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Italy NathaNN
Im very happy about team forge, but this is a return in a international scene, cplay played in sl starladder in 2013
2017-11-08 17:58
#39
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Finland niskeh
ez 4 havu
2017-11-08 14:46
ez 4 duttdutt
2017-11-08 14:46
ForZe to win <3
2017-11-08 14:48
1 reply
+1
2017-11-08 18:43
lets go
2017-11-08 14:54
AZERBAIJAN AND ITALY CS LUL XD
2017-11-08 14:58
#52
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Finland kimi__
easy Havu Gaming
2017-11-08 14:59
#54
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Finland Al_Aziz
Wow they managed to get even worse prize pool this year
2017-11-08 15:09
This looks life fun :D
2017-11-08 15:13
#56
malta | 
Malta vfXy0
Ez for Gugli italian KQLY :D
2017-11-08 15:25
Good tournament for havu to test their skills. Should easily ens up in top4.
2017-11-08 15:25
Should be a W for HAVU or Chiefs
2017-11-08 15:25
1 reply
#62
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Portugal AllJews
mvp.pk > Chiefs
2017-11-08 15:40
G E O R G I A
2017-11-08 15:29
ence win last year this year havu? finland best CS country as winning world championship every year?
2017-11-08 15:31
Another WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP coming to Finland. Dominating the CS scene.
2017-11-08 15:45
1 reply
Lul,lost to Corea
2017-11-11 15:24
Solek PogChamp !!
2017-11-08 15:56
#66
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango
How good is PROTEA?
2017-11-08 15:59
will be surprised if HAVU doesn't win
2017-11-08 16:04
#68
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Estonia mr_abdul
italy wtf is this? wrong flag?
2017-11-08 16:06
#70
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Hungary Shaperz
"World championship" topkek
2017-11-08 16:11
#71
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Belarus EZ4NEMIGA
ez for HAVU
2017-11-08 16:23
ez for georgia.
2017-11-08 16:23
#75
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Finland wrathh
ez for mr havu gaming team from finland (fin) country consisting of mr sergej gamer 2002 fin, mr xarte gamer 1991 fin, mr khrn gamer 1989 fin, mr aleksib gamer 1997 fin and mr ottond gamer 1997 fin
2017-11-08 16:41
Keeping an eye on MiTH and MVP PK
2017-11-08 16:44
Kpop world grand final major
2017-11-08 16:46
tournament schelude?
2017-11-08 16:55
1st Berzerk 2nd HAVU 3rd Chiefs 4th MVP PK
2017-11-08 16:56
1 reply
1st Forge 2nd HAVU 3rd Chiefs
2017-11-08 16:58
#85
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Germany BIG2020
Lets GO Berzerk!
2017-11-08 17:11
#86
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Argentina ivanpb
ez MVP PK
2017-11-08 17:17
#87
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Switzerland k0braCH
Ez 4 Berzerk
2017-11-08 17:20
#89
rain | 
World euqin
Wait an actual swiss team?? Who are they?
2017-11-08 17:26
1 reply
#103
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Because Switzerland is a member of IeSF, they get to hold a regional qualifier and send a team to the World Championships.
2017-11-08 18:31
#90
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Germany FeelinCS
let's goooo Berzerk <3
2017-11-08 17:29
#91
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United States stotte
MVP LETS GOOOOOO
2017-11-08 17:31
#92
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Italy NathaNN
Lets goooo team forge
2017-11-08 17:38
lets go firenation!!!
2017-11-08 17:46
ez for firenation
2017-11-08 18:19
Yalla
2017-11-08 18:21
ez little
2017-11-08 18:44
LETS GO NEXUS <3
2017-11-08 19:31
If HAVU doesn't make it out of groups here I don't know where.
2017-11-08 19:41
Let's Go Nexus <3 1.Havu 2.Nexus
2017-11-08 20:09
reveal matches plssss
2017-11-08 20:11
lets go jewssssssssssss
2017-11-08 21:09
ez for havu
2017-11-08 23:39
ez for italy as always
2017-11-08 23:56
EZ 4 Protea
2017-11-09 00:10
4z gogogo top 1
2017-11-09 00:37
haze for evu
2017-11-09 00:41
havu gonna hav u
2017-11-09 09:28
welp guess im going busan tooo far tho
2017-11-10 02:00
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