Several teams pull out of WCA 2017 Finals

The Chinese tournament's finals will see several changes to its roster after a handful of teams pulled out.

Four teams, Heroic and Gambit from Europe, and BOOT-d[S], and Chiefs from APAC have pulled out of the Chinese tournament due to conflicts with IEM Sydney and its qualifiers. The finals were due to take place late last year but were postponed to April 29-30 of this year due to a large number of events taking place at the time.

AGO will compete at WCA

Two teams have confirmed they will be stepping in for some of the teams that dropped out, AGO and Recca, both of which played the qualifier in their respective regions. Other details such as the prize pool and the total number of competing teams remain unannounced, although Graham "messioso" Pitt, Director of Esports Operations at RFRSH, tweeted they slashed their original prize pool by $120,000.

With these changes, the yet-to-be-confirmed team list for the tournament looks as follows:

Iraq Next Generation Iraq Valour
Argentina Isurus Brazil Luminosity
Poland AGO Indonesia Recca
#1
shox | 
Norway fen0m
K
2018-04-04 15:52
k
2018-04-04 15:53
#14
shox | 
Norway fen0m
KK.
2018-04-04 15:54
KuKluxKlan
2018-04-04 15:55
RACIST
2018-04-04 16:04
SADOKIST
2018-04-04 16:08
#40
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Brazil Shineray
TAXIST
2018-04-04 16:10
Nazist
2018-04-04 16:11
Hitler LUL
2018-04-04 16:10
BASSIST
2018-04-06 18:35
as a guitarist, I feel offended by this comment, delet it
2018-04-06 20:31
#15
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Paraguay imjustmau
K
2018-04-04 15:54
l
2018-04-04 15:59
M
2018-04-06 18:35
Time to edit this comment
2018-04-04 15:54
That makes the #1 less genuine though
2018-04-04 15:55
#26
shox | 
Norway fen0m
No
2018-04-04 15:59
#27
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Europe _EpiC_
I pull out from my gf
2018-04-04 15:59
#30
shox | 
Norway fen0m
Your hand*
2018-04-04 15:59
#31
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Europe _EpiC_
this aint Norway - girls are closer than 30km away
2018-04-04 15:59
#32
shox | 
Norway fen0m
lol what?
2018-04-04 16:00
#2
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Estonia qoznyyy
who where
2018-04-04 15:52
epic bro
2018-04-04 15:52
Such a good tournament, I think AGO can win this one.
2018-04-04 15:54
these chinese guys with their 2017 events in 2018 LUL
2018-04-04 15:53
#12
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United Kingdom drackula
Special fried rice is always late for delivery
2018-04-04 15:54
it's a conspiracy
2018-04-04 15:55
#6
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United Kingdom Doodleyz
Who?
2018-04-04 15:53
#7
Boo | 
France mbl4
Rofl white flag And I know about white flags
2018-04-04 15:53
#9
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Australia CrashrMate
wow my fav tournament! go teams!
2018-04-04 15:53
n1
2018-04-04 15:54
#11
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Croatia nAmeless69
xD
2018-04-04 15:54
Chinese event LUL
2018-04-04 15:54
Tournament drops from tier 3 to tier 5. Go LG I guess
2018-04-04 15:55
wow my country men!
2018-04-04 15:54
#19
huyak | 
Russia aztz
now ago have a chance
2018-04-04 15:55
#20
byali | 
Poland BYALl
China is a big LUL
2018-04-04 15:55
from t3 to t5 OMEGALUL
2018-04-04 15:56
#25
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Argentina Zestv2
EZ ISURUS
2018-04-04 15:58
#28
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Brazil DooteR_
EZ LUMMINOSITY
2018-04-04 15:59
is this the jakarta major where ence was crowned as champions few years back?
2018-04-04 16:01
#45
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Sweden DEFENSE!
No that was IeSF World Championships 2016.
2018-04-04 16:37
oh yes! thanks! Lol I thought it was this one, but yea now I can remember that jakarta major was hosted By isaf
2018-04-04 16:44
WCA,The most well-known matchfixing tournament in China.Please disappear quickly.
2018-04-04 16:03
Gl for Ago
2018-04-04 16:10
EZ AGO
2018-04-04 16:10
#42
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Poland Kobel_
Ok Ago, you just can't fail to win this one
2018-04-04 16:19
#50
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Pakistan perth
AGO can only win vs space soldiers xD
2018-04-04 17:03
#43
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Italy PiccanteCA
go go isurus GL guys
2018-04-04 16:23
just cancel it
2018-04-04 16:28
#46
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Sweden DEFENSE!
Next Generation will take this easily
2018-04-04 16:38
Sway odds pls
2018-04-04 16:56
#49
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Lmao, out of these 6 teams it will be easy for LG and AGO
2018-04-04 16:57
pfffff ez for AGO
2018-04-04 17:40
#52
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Indonesia FriZZy09
Letsgo recca make history 💪💪
2018-04-04 17:41
#53
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China Paracios
tier1337 tournament
2018-04-04 17:41
#54
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Argentina Cushiion
Isurus will pull out too... LOL
2018-04-04 18:56
#55
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Poland ramones1
WHO
2018-04-04 19:10
Oof wonder what prize pool was going 2 b. Or just or.. we have like 10 events a year force organizers to combine prize pool?
2018-04-04 19:38
#57
vberg | 
North America Mang0
Lol nice team list
2018-04-04 20:18
this looks like shit, i hope the investors pulled out by now
2018-04-05 00:07
Why? None of these 4 teams have qualified the IEM Sydney yet, although BOOT and Chiefs still have a chance.
2018-04-05 01:25
the worst tourment ever wca
2018-04-05 01:45
#61
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Iraq xatra3
u should let the 2nd place from each region go to it they need a chance for it they were waiting alot of time for it+there is only 6teams..
2018-04-05 02:55
how to make a trash tournament
2018-04-05 04:46
ago vs luminosity in final it is so predictable
2018-04-05 08:32
hahaha xd
2018-04-29 19:22
XD 5th april my friend :D
2018-04-29 20:20
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