Qi Invitational groups, schedule released

The draw for the group stage of the Qi Invitational has been made, with the eight competing teams having been drawn into two GSL groups.

Running from April 24-26 at a studio in Belgrade, the Qi Invitational will feature eight teams - five European and three Asian -, who will square off for their cut of a $75,000 prize pool.

The tournament will begin with two double-elimination groups, from which the top two will progress to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

GODSENT will take on 5POWER in their first match

BIG, who will be attending their first event with Owen "⁠smooya⁠" Butterfield and with Nikola "⁠LEGIJA⁠" Ninić as a stand-in, will be taking on Eclipse in their first match, with Valiance and TYLOO rounding out the group. 

The other group's first round will be headlined by the all-European clash between AGO and Copenhagen Games champions Imperial, while GODSENT will lock horns with 5POWER.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Sweden GODSENT Germany BIG
Europe Imperial Serbia Valiance
Poland AGO China TYLOO
China 5POWER China Eclipse

All matches will be streamed on Thunder Media Entertainment's Twitch channel, with the tournament schedule looking as follows:

Tuesday, April 24
09:00 Poland AGO vs. Europe Imperial BO1
10:30 Sweden GODSENT vs. China 5POWER BO1
12:00 Group A winners' match
BO1
13:30 Group A elimination match
BO3
17:00 Group A decider match   BO3
       
Wednesday, April 25
09:00 Germany BIG China Eclipse BO1
10:30 Serbia Valiance China TYLOO BO1
12:00 Group B winners' match   BO1
13:30 Group B elimination match   BO3
17:00 Group B decider match   BO3
       
Thursday, April 26
10:00 Semi-final #1   BO3
13:30 Semi-final #2    BO3
17:00 Third-place match (off stage) BO3
17:00 Grand final   BO3
Germany Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Nikola 'LEGIJA' Ninić
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
566
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
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ez for valiance or big tbh
2018-04-22 23:42
#9
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Germany GeoRg___J
êz 4 BiG
2018-04-22 23:43
#12
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Germany grabke
big is playing without Gob and a new player + Legija as Stand-In
2018-04-22 23:45
without gob b? really?
2018-04-22 23:48
#21
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Germany grabke
yep Lenz wrote this on 99 damage. He (gob b) has family things to do
2018-04-22 23:51
Wer soll dann einspringen :?
2018-04-23 17:01
#57
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Germany VeryBigGuy
Legija speilt für Gob, Lenz ist Coach und damit Stand-in falls noch wer ausfällt.
2018-04-23 21:47
Lol? AGO have more chance. Top1 polish
2018-04-23 00:13
dont look 2 strong lately
2018-04-23 00:49
niBBa, AGO is losing for GODSENT
2018-04-23 01:19
#2
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Finland sevekoo
Lul ez smooya
2018-04-22 23:42
Alright
2018-04-22 23:42
Tier 10 tournament
2018-04-22 23:43
Valiance <3
2018-04-22 23:43
kek
2018-04-22 23:43
ez tyloo
2018-04-22 23:43
#8
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Finland EdiEz
Cool
2018-04-22 23:43
ez valiance tyloo Godsent Imperial
2018-04-22 23:43
Ez 4 TOAO
2018-04-22 23:43
#13
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Poland Oleczeq
GL Ago
2018-04-22 23:45
who cares about tier 999 tournament? -me
2018-04-22 23:46
#15
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
imperial no throw ezez
2018-04-22 23:46
Cool to see a bigger prize tournament for teams that people don't always think about.
2018-04-22 23:48
#18
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Serbia Daki187erz
ez valiance :)
2018-04-22 23:48
#20
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo
Maybe add who legija stands-in for?
2018-04-22 23:50
#22
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Germany BIG2020
gob b
2018-04-22 23:52
But why though
2018-04-23 01:22
Family problems
2018-04-23 09:13
Why is a tier 5 event on the news page?
2018-04-22 23:53
#24
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Romania WizEdge
ez4valiance
2018-04-22 23:56
#25
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Romania WizEdge
Nvm big has smooya, so ez for big
2018-04-22 23:56
ez smooya
2018-04-23 00:11
#28
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Poland Vex1337
GL AGO
2018-04-23 00:13
#29
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Brazil $anji
how much IQ though
2018-04-23 00:14
Ez for Imperial GODSENT BIG and Valiance
2018-04-23 00:18
nice
2018-04-23 00:20
So Easy for 5power Best awp'er PTC Dobu & kabal to go ham
2018-04-23 00:24
#33
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Poland Julka
Godsent, Imperial Big, Tyloo
2018-04-23 00:38
#34
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Brazil beckergod
tier 707070707 tournament OMEGALUL
2018-04-23 00:42
#36
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Brazil hugoooo
Cheering for MANS NOT HOT
2018-04-23 00:50
#37
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Brazil Raphzzz
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 4AM to 12AM. fuck. tier 20 cs are the best to bet.
2018-04-23 00:56
#41
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Finland Smoonah
god sent vs agos
2018-04-23 01:54
#42
rdn | 
Australia rdnJ
ez 4 tyloo
2018-04-23 02:42
#43
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Brazil EnzoAirezZ
0 IQ tournament '-'
2018-04-23 02:49
another ez win for imperial
2018-04-23 03:28
#45
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Asia HikaruS
Tier 2 Tournament. I like this. 5Power can make it.
2018-04-23 05:25
ez for twist
2018-04-23 06:28
Yay
2018-04-23 06:57
#48
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Other syrso
Leggo' BIG. Hard w5 standin but you'll lift it
2018-04-23 07:11
#50
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Malaysia byaIi
AGO 5POWER BIG Eclipse AGO >Eclipse BIG > 5POWER .. AGO>BIG dont bet
2018-04-23 07:39
#51
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Serbia bra1np
Cmon Valiance, kick those teams from top 30 (BIG and TyLoo)
2018-04-23 09:07
#53
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Greece knk74
Go Valiance
2018-04-23 10:19
A group > 5x B group =]
2018-04-23 10:57
#55
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Peru vaniIIa
gl Imperial <3
2018-04-23 15:20
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