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.

Dosia's Gambit will compete in Group B

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:

#1
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Finland coswell 
GL VP xD
2018-07-27 10:04
#10
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South Africa 0rdy 
A tournament VP could win for once
2018-07-27 10:06
#13
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Finland hotdog^ 
nt, they going out in groups for sure
2018-07-27 10:06
#16
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South Africa 0rdy 
Only tier 3 teams there, I still have hope for them sometimes ;P
2018-07-27 10:07
Gambit, HR, tylul and nrg>>>>vp
2018-07-27 10:14
Lol Snax was noy needed for them to take down TyLoo it was byali and now we have morelz and MICHU NRG atm sucks Gambit? You serious? You can't compare them to any team even to VP I can only agree with VP
2018-07-27 10:21
we will see theyll probably lose against grayhound too
2018-07-27 10:22
Grayhound In my own opinion is an amazing Team i expect them to even beat Gambit but VP until they will not comeback to 2016 times (DH Bucharest) they will be shutdown at this point
2018-07-27 10:55
Dickstacy top1
2018-07-27 13:05
HR>Tyloo>Gambit>NRG>Grayhound>Virtus.pro>Boot/5power
2018-07-27 10:33
gambit beat hr 2-3 weeks ago without coach and hr with stand in
2018-07-27 11:16
gambit beat hr 2-3 weeks ago without coach and hr with stand in
2018-07-27 11:13
GAMBOT sucks LUL
2018-07-27 14:48
#11
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Finland hotdog^ 
stop inviting VP
2018-07-27 10:06
#82
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Poland Rullerek 
vp=viewers,crowd,sold tickets,sponsors,community (specially russian)=money for ESL
2018-07-27 19:48
#28
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
HR and NRG in most cases will qualify from group stage So ... I think nt VP...
2018-07-27 10:13
if ( woxic == not_able ) win = false;
2018-07-27 12:38
Your coding skills are shit, would not hire you. Expected from Poland.
2018-07-28 22:56
Virtus pro ftl
2018-07-27 10:04
Ezz for NRG!
2018-07-27 10:05
#5
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United Kingdom Yuli 
OK
2018-07-27 10:05
#6
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Russia zovk 
NRG HR BOOT Grayhound
2018-07-27 10:05
#21
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Australia CaZeR01 
Tyloo>>>>gh
2018-07-27 10:10
nt traitor
2018-07-27 12:38
#71
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Australia CaZeR01 
Nt fake poland
2018-07-27 13:37
#67
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China JackAuGustLee 
omg tyloo can definitely deat boot and grayhound
2018-07-27 13:08
For me Tyloo are one of the favourites
2018-07-27 15:03
#7
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Denmark Snadefar 
wack
2018-07-27 10:05
#8
Lithuania bez3z 
rip vp
2018-07-27 10:06
#14
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South Africa 0rdy 
Nah, you looked at the matchups ;)
2018-07-27 10:06
#15
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Poland Astoner55 
VP is dead lul
2018-07-27 10:07
#9
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Czech Republic Rewask 
ez for NRG
2018-07-27 10:06
NICE. VERY GOOD GROUP FOR TYLOO! <3 TYLOO YONGYUAN ZAI WO XIN ZHONG <3
2018-07-27 10:06
#62
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Hong Kong big_D_danny1 
<3 i love my ruski friendo
2018-07-27 12:52
Wtf slav cingcong
2018-07-27 13:18
Why im cant be TyLoo's fan? What's wrong with this world?
2018-07-27 14:55
Hey bro. Just signed up so I can reply to u. everyone can be TyLoo's fan. Don't care what they say. This world is good in most cases. :P
2018-07-27 15:58
support u, dont think about shit
2018-07-28 05:06
EZ4VP
2018-07-27 10:07
#18
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Poland neverbait 
first win tournament for vp this year INC boyzx
2018-07-27 10:07
#34
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
I aren't think that
2018-07-27 10:19
Pasha literally tweeted that They have given up lol.
2018-07-27 10:25
VP is almost worst team in this tournament
2018-07-27 10:35
START THE PLOW!
2018-07-27 10:08
#20
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
Group B...
2018-07-27 10:09
#22
Snax | 
Poland Ez4Snax 
RIP VP [*]
2018-07-27 10:10
#23
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Asia HikaruS 
Lets go Tylul my bois
2018-07-27 10:11
#63
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Hong Kong big_D_danny1 
tylel
2018-07-27 12:53
#24
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Denmark resolut 
@hltv for future reference can you fix the matchup section of the article because in mobile it isnt properly aligned, which causes the page to be 4 rows longer. So in mobile i see this: NRg Hr Gambit Grayhound Vs 5power Vs vp Vs kinguin Vs tyloo I can still see the correct version if i tilt my phone 90degrees but still..
2018-07-27 10:12
#79
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Get a better phone,it normal for me
2018-07-27 17:34
#80
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Denmark resolut 
Xiaomi mi6, that's a good phone. The issue isnt phone quality, but probably scaling Edit:i dont know how you could possibly think a better phone will fix this
2018-07-27 17:44
#25
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Poland LucaS04 
Tier 3 tournament
2018-07-27 10:12
Omg, group B is so fckng rigged for Tyloo
2018-07-27 10:12
#27
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Other VladimirLucas 
looks good for TyLoo i think they will win it
2018-07-27 10:13
#29
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Kazakhstan Mus1kkk 
NRG HR TYLOO GAMBIT
2018-07-27 10:13
#31
sakula | 
Other kaiske 
ez BOOT lor
2018-07-27 10:16
ez for tylul
2018-07-27 10:16
#33
shox | 
France KR1MEZ 
ppl talking shit about VP but they are actually shit
2018-07-27 10:17
#35
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Poland Czari10 
TIER 3?
2018-07-27 10:20
flair checks out
2018-07-27 11:15
VP gonna get raped by my asian brethren
2018-07-27 10:22
Ez tournament for gambit, these teams Cant put up a fight vs them. 2-0 final with adren winning The MVP, cuz that biatch be crazy in Shanghai.
2018-07-27 10:24
The clash of tier7 teams
2018-07-27 10:25
#42
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Ez katka for Gambit
2018-07-27 10:31
#50
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Latvia Xaity 
+1 go cykas
2018-07-27 11:09
this tourney shouldnt even have intel brand in it, no top teams there
2018-07-27 10:35
#47
KRIMZ | 
Sweden FnerZy 
I hope VP pull off a miracle.
2018-07-27 10:58
They will pull out from the tournament very early
2018-07-27 11:46
#48
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Australia |bruh| 
ez grayhound
2018-07-27 11:06
#49
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China Tomaten 
group b lul
2018-07-27 11:07
#51
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World Beard43 
Prize pool seems low for a tier 1 tournament so I'm glad they still managed to get all of the top teams, it should be entertaining :-)
2018-07-27 11:09
R I G G E D
2018-07-27 11:15
NRG, Virtus.pro, BOOT-d [S], TyLoo
2018-07-27 12:16
Ez 4 Gambot
2018-07-27 12:32
#61
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Poland KasPro 
Ez 4 VP
2018-07-27 12:50
#64
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Indonesia n0val 
tyloo win this tournament
2018-07-27 12:59
NRG vs Tyloo final
2018-07-27 13:05
Tyloo again with the easiest group xaaxaxaxa
2018-07-27 13:15
Tyloo to be the finalist.
2018-07-27 13:16
Rigged for tyloo to get to playoffs, ay lmao. Hope they lose to greyhound
2018-07-27 13:43
#91
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China JackAuGustLee 
possible?
2018-07-29 18:45
HR without GODxic. :/
2018-07-27 14:42
#76
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Czech Republic KLothbrok 
For VP we cheer for VP we cry
2018-07-27 15:01
VP will lose 0-2 to 5POWER
2018-07-27 18:47
#83
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Poland Frain75 
NRG or Hellraisers will win this IEM.
2018-07-27 20:52
#84
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Poland Damjano 
#GOGOVP
2018-07-27 22:18
FINAL: Vp vs NRG 2-1 for NRG
2018-07-28 09:03
Lets GO Grayhound!!! I'll go to see you in Shanghai and I wish you can sign for me!!!
2018-07-28 11:10
#94
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Hong Kong big_D_danny1 
Mental Aussie? XD
2018-07-30 07:41
#89
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Hungary subzera 
NRG, HR, Tyloo, Grayhound
2018-07-28 20:43
#92
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China JackAuGustLee 
tyloo will win this IEM
2018-07-29 18:46
1. TyLoo/NRG 2. NRG/TyLoo 3rd - 4th . HellRaisers & Grayhound 5th - 6th. Gambit & 5POWER 7th - 8th. BOOT-d[S] & Virtus.pro
2018-07-29 22:52
#95
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Romania catalin12s 
1 TyLoo 2 HellRaisers 3 NRG 4 Virtus.pro 5 Gambit 6 Grayhound 7 5POWER 8 BOOT-d[S]
2018-07-30 13:10
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