IESF World Championship groups drawn

The draw for the group stage of IESF World Championship 2018 has been revealed on Friday, with 26 teams having been split into eight groups.

Held at the Kaohsiung Arena in Taiwan, the CS:GO tournament of the three-day IESF World Championship 2018 will kick off on November 9. In Kaohsiung, a total of 26 teams will be battling it out for a $20,000 prize pool.

fox's Giants are among the participants

The event will begin with a best-of-one, round-robin group stage, from which the top two teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three playoffs.

Among the most notable participants are Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco's Giants, who have been drawn into Group D alongside Flow and ForGlory, SCARZ Absolute, who have been placed in Group E, and Jesse "⁠zehN⁠" Linjala's HAVU, who will take on Revolution and Xiphos in Group H.

Make sure you visit the event's page to keep track of information such as the tournament's schedule and results.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Finland Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Jesse 'zehN' Linjala
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
459
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Nice teams, i dont know any of them!
2018-11-02 16:24
17 replies
+1,i just know 4 lul
2018-11-02 16:27
2 replies
+1
2018-11-02 16:26
#82
lan | 
Turkey Styyx
I know 14 *claps
2018-11-02 19:44
But.....giants bro
2018-11-02 16:25
1 reply
#43
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Iceland fatboislim
havu and fluffy gangsters sis
2018-11-02 16:41
#6
JoJo | 
Singapore Kerk
Weird I thought you like Asian teams judging from flair
2018-11-02 16:25
we all know berzerk!
2018-11-02 16:26
1 reply
#84
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Switzerland Slothquid
+1
2018-11-02 20:39
SCARZ ABsolute > MIBR
2018-11-02 16:26
6 replies
no
2018-11-02 16:27
5 replies
NORTH > ASTRALIS
2018-11-02 16:27
4 replies
0/8
2018-11-02 16:28
3 replies
Felix > Garfield cry is free
2018-11-02 16:29
2 replies
stop baiting
2018-11-02 16:29
Pelé > Maradona Cry is free
2018-11-02 16:52
#87
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Portugal dabl1w
AHAHAHAHAHHAHAU
2018-11-03 00:47
if you would follow the scene you would know at least 6 teams
2018-11-09 08:40
#2
REZ | 
Sweden ShrikeXD
ez for Macau Legend
2018-11-02 16:24
wrong berzerk lineup
2018-11-02 16:25
seems wrong desperados team :D
2018-11-02 16:25
#8
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Singapore Vodka_T1
LuL
2018-11-02 16:25
#9
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Finland Vkims
Wtf is this tournament
2018-11-02 16:25
4 replies
#45
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Denmark Spantinho
Why do they call a T5 tournament "World Championship"?
2018-11-02 16:43
3 replies
#71
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Russia seeep
Coz there are teams from all over the world
2018-11-02 17:42
2 replies
#75
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Denmark Spantinho
But winning a tournament with people all around the world doesn't make you the world champion.
2018-11-02 18:05
1 reply
The IESF is supposed to be the FIFA of esports, so they're trying to create a FIFA World Cup of sorts. I'm glad this exists and I'd love for it to become as big as the World Cup.
2018-11-02 18:44
bubbis comeback with Desperados?
2018-11-02 16:25
solEkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-11-02 16:26
#13
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United States IFisico
typical tier100 tournament
2018-11-02 16:26
1 reply
by your logic, only teams tier 1/2 can play lan tournaments lmao
2018-11-02 17:19
Let’s go Namibia
2018-11-02 16:26
LEBANON V ISRAEL. IF THEY MEET WE FINNA SEEING REAL BOMBS BEEN THROWN XDDD
2018-11-02 16:26
1 reply
lul
2018-11-09 08:42
wait wasnt ence supposed so be here?
2018-11-02 16:26
1 reply
they forfeited their spot to havu xd
2018-11-02 16:33
wtf is this lol giants is the only team who i know about lol
2018-11-02 16:26
4 replies
Namibia
2018-11-02 16:27
Flow has some good players. Havu is a known team
2018-11-02 16:28
flag checks out
2018-11-02 16:36
1 reply
Name checks out
2018-11-02 20:23
Where is Group F?? HEHE
2018-11-02 16:26
1 reply
#28
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Portugal B1az3d
+1
2018-11-02 16:28
Should be ez for LANGUDAR.
2018-11-02 16:27
1 reply
+1
2018-11-03 08:16
#29
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Portugal Decs
Let's go giants, we can do this lets go boys <3
2018-11-02 16:29
100k prize pool for this inc, expected teams for asia tournament
2018-11-02 16:29
1 reply
20k just
2018-11-02 16:40
Two Group Ds easy. Have a depressing day! -VeryDepressingGuy
2018-11-02 16:30
#34
SLITZ | 
Sweden SLITZ
Namibia lmao do they even have computers there?
2018-11-02 16:30
#36
JD | 
Poland PSZ
wtf
2018-11-02 16:33
EZ4DESPERADOS EZ4BUBBIS
2018-11-02 16:35
#39
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Portugal jorge99pt
EZ for Giants Lets go TUGAS
2018-11-02 16:38
invictus is from india. not ig from china
2018-11-02 16:39
Team Invictus line up is different here but on event page it's showing different?
2018-11-02 16:40
#44
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United Kingdom galaxzy
nice event for up and coming players from all arund the world
2018-11-02 16:43
1 reply
+1
2018-11-03 11:31
#46
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Portugal wiseGOD
Ez Giants :P
2018-11-02 16:48
where is Ence ?
2018-11-02 16:48
ez for Namibia
2018-11-02 16:49
Lets go giants!!!!!!!
2018-11-02 16:49
Real csgo's world cup here lads and gents
2018-11-02 16:55
Lets go giants, top 4 at least would be great
2018-11-02 16:58
#53
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Romania silksz12
Ez4Nexus
2018-11-02 16:58
#55
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Germany BIG2020
Berzerk without MALI and SolEk :( Krystal thats your chance LUL
2018-11-02 16:59
#57
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Sweden txshirx
Ez for Laz and CO aka SCARZ <3
2018-11-02 17:02
i support SCARZ Absolute i'm now weeb, but i like this team and i think they are underrated
2018-11-02 17:05
EZ4VILAY
2018-11-02 17:05
#61
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb
Flow, Giants, HAVU... one of these 3 will win the tournament
2018-11-02 17:21
1 reply
+1
2018-11-03 11:32
Berzerk will take it!
2018-11-02 17:28
namibia haha
2018-11-02 17:28
dzaan sasaciloa kovel cels ro dzlieri mocinaagmdegeebi xvdebat kartvelebs jgupshi. sxva jgupebtan shedarebit kvelaze rtuli jgupia! an gantesva ar ician an rame ar ician mag kleebma
2018-11-02 17:31
2 replies
I agree
2018-11-07 09:36
1 reply
Me too
2018-11-09 14:04
wtf i only know 3 teams
2018-11-02 17:31
#66
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Romania Ardei
Fast win nexus ez pz
2018-11-02 17:33
#68
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Asia Blitzer
My prediction: PLACE - TEAM 1st - HAVU 2nd - Nexus 3rd - Flow
2018-11-02 17:39
#70
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Other Cruujed
EZ Virus
2018-11-02 17:41
#72
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Israel xpicyyy
ez4Aequus
2018-11-02 17:42
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2018-11-02 17:50
lets go langudar,ez 4 dattstar ez mvp
2018-11-02 17:54
#77
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Romania limoo92
Havu, Nexus, Flow or Giants. Btw Tickets for airplane + hotel for the teams from Europe costs more than top 3 prizes.
2018-11-02 18:14
EZ for SZ Absolute #1 team in Japan where cs scene is massive
2018-11-02 22:49
#86
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Germany PeKay
ez namibia
2018-11-02 22:51
LETS GO GIANTS!
2018-11-03 11:28
#92
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Sweden DEFENSE!
It's nice to see that LANGUDAR, the organisation my IRL friend and I founded back in 2016, is now being represented by a georgian squad in the world championships. Let's go guys!! <3
2018-11-03 17:11
#94
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Macedonia bilesk1
ez for vilay
2018-11-08 09:49
if someone will lose to Desperados/Macau/Namibia or Xiphos they should be insta banned for matchfixing
2018-11-09 00:44
EZ Nexus Top 3!
2018-11-09 08:59
Is it worth it to travel to Europe to Taiwan for a 20000$ tournament? Winner gets 10k lul...
2018-11-09 13:25
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