Perfect World Masters: Group Stage Seedings
Perfect World revealed seedings for the group stage of their upcoming Dota 2 minor tournament, which will be hosted on November 19-26 in Shanghai.
Seven teams qualified for the tournament (two from the Chinese qualifiers and one from each other region), the other three teams were directly invited by Perfect World. In the group stage, which will be held on November 19-20, the teams will be divided into two groups of five and play in a round-robin format with best-of-two matches. Top four teams from each group will advance to the playoffs. The teams were seeded in the groups as follows:
|Group A||Group B|
|Vici Gaming (China Qualifier)||Mineski (Southeast Asia Qualifier)|
|SG e-sports (South America Qualifier)||LGD Gaming (China Qualifier)|
|LGD.Forever Young (Direct Invite)||Team Kinguin (Europe Qualifier)|
|compLexity Gaming (North America Qualifier)||Newbee (Direct Invite)|
|Vega Squadron (CIS Qualifier)||Team Secret (Direct Invite)|
The playoff stage will feature a double-elimination bracket with most matches being Bo3 except first round of the lower bracket which is Bo1 and Grand Final which is Bo5.
Perfect World Masters will be held at Jingan Sport Center. A $300,000 prize pool and 300 Qualifier Points are on the line. Moreover, the winner of the tournament will be directly invited to the next Perfect World’s major – Dota Asia Championship.