eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals set to start
The eXTREMESLAND 2018 Asia Finals will kick off on Thursday, with 15 teams vying for their share of a $100,000 prize pool.
Running until Sunday, the third edition of the event will see teams hailing from different Asian countries battle it out in Shanghai, China, for the grand prize of $40,000.
With Royal Bandits pulling out due to visa issues, only 15 squads will compete at the tournament, with Group D reduced to just three teams.
Flash, who have been drawn into Group B, are the reigning champions of the event, while MVP PK are the highest-ranked team in attendance. Among the other participants are the likes of Chiefs, 5POWER and BOOT-d[S].
Here is what the group draw for the event looks like:
The group stage will be played in a GSL format, with best-of-one matches in the opening and winners' clashes, and best-of-three series in the elimination and decider games. The top two teams from each group will then advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.
Below you can find the full schedule:
Thursday, October 18
05:00 - 5POWER vs. D13 | BO1
05:00 - NASR vs. SCARZ Absolute | BO1
06:30 - Chiefs vs. Sad Story | BO1
06:30 - Beyond vs. Flash | BO1
08:00 - MVP PK vs. Revolution | BO1
08:00 - FrostFire vs. OpTic India | BO1
09:30 - BOOT-d[S] vs. XCN | BO1
11:00 - Group A Winners' Match | BO1
11:00 - Group B Winners' Match | BO1
12:30 - Group C Winners' Match | BO1
12:30 - TNC vs. BOOT-d[S]/ XCN | BO1
Friday, October 19
04:00 - Group A Elimination Match | BO3
04:00 - Group B Elimination Match | BO3
07:00 - Group C Elimination Match | BO3
07:00 - Group D Elimination Match | BO3
10:00 - Group A Decider Match | BO3
10:00 - Group B Decider Match | BO3
13:00 - Group C Decider Match | BO3
13:00 - Group D Decider Match | BO3
Saturday, October 20
04:00 - Quarter-final #1 | BO3
07:00 - Quarter-final #2 | BO3
10:00 - Quarter-final #3 | BO3
13:00 - Quarter-final #4 | BO3
Sunday, October 21
05:00 - Semi-final #1 | BO3
08:00 - Semi-final #2 | BO3
11:00 - Grand Final | BO3
The breakdown of the $100,000 prize pool looks as follows: