IEM Shanghai groups drawn
The groups for IEM Shanghai 2018, which offers $250,000 in cash prizes, have been revealed.
The groups for the last significant LAN tournament before the player break have been announced. IEM Shanghai 2018 will take place on August 1-6 with eight teams in attendance.
The tournament in China will have two groups of four teams with a GSL format. The top two teams from both groups will move on the the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs at the end of which the champions will earn $125,000.
Group A features NRG, HellRaisers, and Virtus.pro while Gambit and TYLOO headline Group B. The opening matches in the group stage will be best-of-ones while the rest of the games get played as best-of-threes.
The full group draw can be found below:
The opening matches at IEM Shanghai will be: