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.
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.
Below you can find the group draw in full:
|Group A||Group B|
All matches will be streamed on Thunder Media Entertainment's Twitch channel, with the tournament schedule looking as follows:
|Tuesday, April 24|
|12:00||Group A winners' match||BO1|
|13:30||Group A elimination match||BO3|
|17:00||Group A decider match||BO3|
|Wednesday, April 25|
|12:00||Group B winners' match||BO1|
|13:30||Group B elimination match||BO3|
|17:00||Group B decider match||BO3|
|Thursday, April 26|
|17:00||Third-place match (off stage)||BO3|