iBP Masters groups and talent announced
The details for the upcoming tournament in Orange County, California, including the groups and the on-air lineup, have been revealed.
The $100,000 two-day LAN event that returns for the third year in a row, iBUYPOWER Masters, is set to take place at the Esports Arena in California this weekend. Eight teams from the North American region are set to compete at the tournament, which will serve as a warm-up for the following IEM Oakland.
The team list includes the likes of Cloud9 who are the highest ranked team at the event, the Americas Minor winners Liquid, the Asia Minor winners Renegades and OpTic, who finished third at the European Minor in Bucharest.
Attending teams have been split into two BO1 GSL groups:
|Group A||Group B|
iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 will be played out over two days, with the initial, elimination and winner matches taking place on Saturday, while the group deciders and the playoffs are set to follow on Sunday.
Sue "Smix" Lee - Stage host
James "hazed" Cobb - Analyst
Joshua "steel" Nissan - Analyst
Dustin "dusT" Mouret - Analyst
Keith "Seaside" LaFortune - Commentator
Hugo Byron - Commentator
Evan "emode" Patrao - Commentator