WCA groups come to a close; TeamOne & VG.Flash through to grand final

The group stage at WCA 2017 Finals has come to a close with TeamOne and VG.Flash topping their groups to advance to the grand final, while Quantum Bellator Fire and Next Generation will fight it out in the third-place decider.

The round-robin, best-of-three group stage kicked off the $63,000 tournament, as six teams battled in two groups for a spot in the grand final.

VG.Flash, who are fielding Zhuo "⁠advent⁠" Liang as a stand-in for WeiJie "⁠zhokiNg⁠" Zhong at the tournament, claimed first place in Group A after beating Recca as well as Quantum Bellator Fire after a tough series that included a quadruple overtime on Train.

The Russian squad came in second place with a win over the Indonesian squad, who also played with a stand-in, Nanda "⁠asteriskk⁠" Rizana, instead of Kennedy "⁠Mirskie⁠" Buntoro.

TeamOne and VG.Flash will face off in the grand final

Group B was much less straightforward, as TeamOne, Next Generation, and IMBA.SAS finished the group with one 2-0 win and one 0-2 loss each. 

That led to a three-way tie, in which the Brazilian side ended up on top with the highest round difference out of the three teams. As the team with the second-highest RD, Next Generation clinched second place to advance to the third-place decider.

On Monday, April 30, Quantum Bellator Fire and Next Generation will face off in the third-place decider before VG.Flash and TeamOne take the stage with the tournament's grand final.

Third-place decider
03:30 Russia Quantum Bellator Fire  vs. Iraq Next Generation
Grand final
12:10 China VG.Flash  vs. Brazil TeamOne
     
Indonesia Nanda 'asteriskk' Rizana
Nanda 'asteriskk' Rizana
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
100
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.10
Indonesia Kennedy 'Mirskie' Buntoro
Kennedy 'Mirskie' Buntoro
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
36
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.12
China Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Zhuo 'advent' Liang
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
888
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
China WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
WeiJie 'zhokiNg' Zhong
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1044
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.17
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since when does Vega participate?
2018-04-29 19:00
+1 Where is QBF?
2018-04-29 19:02
oh oke they fixed it hahaha tf
2018-04-29 19:03
#17
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Denmark Zorrondo 
The real spot from SA was TOP 1 Isurus (similar logo to vega)
2018-04-29 19:09
oh oke haha
2018-04-29 19:13
#3
NBK- | 
Argentina davidmazz 
what a sh1t tournament xD
2018-04-29 19:00
yeah, it's such a shame
2018-04-29 19:01
#31
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Argentina DxRama 
+1
2018-04-29 21:07
#4
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Expected
2018-04-29 19:00
gooooo t1
2018-04-29 19:00
#8
STYKO | 
Europe jjohny98 
Vega Squadron ?
2018-04-29 19:01
they fixed it haha
2018-04-29 19:03
who cares
2018-04-29 19:01
NICE, GO ONE <3
2018-04-29 19:01
#14
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
When ever i see WCA i get a cancer ...
2018-04-29 19:03
team one LUL
2018-04-29 19:06
#16
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Denmark Zorrondo 
Ez for budget ISURUS t1
2018-04-29 19:07
#19
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CIS LRtx 
ez vg.FLASH
2018-04-29 19:18
#20
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
ez ching chong too stwong a 2017 tournament in April 2018 lol
2018-04-29 19:18
NOT EZ FOR MAJOR LEGENDS
2018-04-29 19:29
ez for major champions
2018-04-29 19:39
#24
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Germany AYEON 
ez #RUNVGFLASH
2018-04-29 19:46
Fucking 3 rounds difference to get us to finals, RIP It was fucking luck tbh that i miss click that ban pick to ban nuke instead of train
2018-04-29 20:20
#28
mika | 
Faroe Islands kLango 
you guys played very good, keep the hard work
2018-04-29 20:23
Thank you, we fucked up, and its a mix, we made the team 2 days ago because 3 players of the team didnt get the visa, so we just replaced them... feels sad tbh
2018-04-29 20:29
u r the player?
2018-04-30 08:24
what a sh1t tournament
2018-04-29 20:34
huh, they actually played this joke of a tournament...
2018-04-29 22:00
ez for vf.fg
2018-04-30 06:12
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