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
#8
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Turkey FaZe|XANTARES 
k
2018-04-04 15:53
#14
shox | 
Norway fen0m 
KK.
2018-04-04 15:54
KuKluxKlan
2018-04-04 15:55
#35
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
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
#41
Zeus | 
Russia Klugervl 
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
#29
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Poland Repo_is_fit 
l
2018-04-04 15:59
M
2018-04-06 18:35
#18
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Indonesia BrokenClocks 
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
HS | 
Estonia qoznyyy 
who where
2018-04-04 15:52
#3
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African Union BoyBetterKnow! 
epic bro
2018-04-04 15:52
#4
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Indonesia BrokenClocks 
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
#10
gas | 
Austria Phil_1337 
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 50bombs 
now ago have a chance
2018-04-04 15:55
#20
byali | 
Poland BYALl 
China is a big LUL
2018-04-04 15:55
#24
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Pakistan MeMeMeisteR2 
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
#44
Jame | 
Israel uffiez 
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
#51
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
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
#56
Friis | 
Canada uhJake 
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
#67
suicide | 
United Kingdom ollin 
hahaha xd
2018-04-29 19:22
XD 5th april my friend :D
2018-04-29 20:20
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