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:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
850
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.14
United Kingdom Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Owen 'smooya' Butterfield
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
454
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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
#6
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
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
#10
kNgV- | 
Poland Mleko1 
ez valiance tyloo Godsent Imperial
2018-04-22 23:43
#11
woxic | 
Brazil Skilo 
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
#16
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United States sh0ckwavemodz 
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 NiceC 
gob b
2018-04-22 23:52
But why though
2018-04-23 01:22
#52
JUGi | 
Germany Triggered 
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
#26
ableJ | 
Bangladesh DisableJ 
ez smooya
2018-04-23 00:11
GL AGO
2018-04-23 00:13
#29
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Brazil $anji 
how much IQ though
2018-04-23 00:14
#30
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Ez for Imperial GODSENT BIG and Valiance
2018-04-23 00:18
nice
2018-04-23 00:20
#32
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Other ichiran 
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
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
#47
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Slovakia jacob_svk555 
Yay
2018-04-23 06:57
#48
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Denmark LGoony 
Leggo' BIG. Hard w5 standin but you'll lift it
2018-04-23 07:11
#49
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Macau Bent0 
godsent or tyloo will win
2018-04-23 07:33
#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
kassad | 
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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