The first two groups for the upcoming major have been announced, featuring teams like NiP, Fnatic, Luminosity and FaZe.

MLG have announced the groups A and B in two short videos on their Instagram today. The videos can be found in this post as well.

The groups have been drawn based on seeds from the previous major, DreamHack: Cluj-Napoca, as well as results from the Lan qualifiers for the major, where the 1st pool features the top 4 and pool 2 is the 5th-8th place finishers from Cluj. Pools 3 and 4 are determined by the qualifiers, the group winners from the LAN qualifiers are pool 3 leaving the 2nd place finishers in the groups in pool 4.


MLG Columbus Groups

Group A
Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas
Brazil Luminosity
Germany mousesports
Ukraine FlipSid3

Group B
Europe FaZe Clan
Sweden fnatic
United States Splyce
United States Team Liquid

The final two groups are to be drawn and announced tomorrow and revealed on the MLG instagram account.

Remaining teams:

Pool 1
France EnvyUs
Ukraine Natus Vincere

Pool 2 
Poland Virtus.Pro
Denmark Astralis

Pool 3
France G2.Esports
Russia Gambit

Pool 4
United States Counter Logic Gaming
United States Cloud 9