The first match-ups of the $200,000 tournament in Belo Horizonte have been announced by ESL.
The first four matches of the group stage, which will feature two groups of four teams, will see FaZe go up against Torqued and SK face Space Soldiers in Group A, while mousesports and BIG will face Não Tem Como and Liquid, respectively, in Group B.
FaZe, who have announced they will be competing with Jorgen "cromen" Robertsen at ECS right before flying to Brazil, will be hoping to take home the prize to increase their victory count towards the IEM Grand Slam prize of $1 million to three. Meanwhile mousesports will surely have a stand-in in Brazil, as they will be fielding Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert in lieu of Tomáš "oskar" Šťastný.
The first round of matches will be:
|SK||vs. Space Soldiers|
|mousesports||vs. Não Tem Como|