The first day of the tournament in China saw the end of group stages for the first four groups being concluded.
The 28 team tournament was split into 7 groups of 4 each. However, many groups had lesser teams as multiple teams had dropped out of the event.
The format of the tournament was a round-robin BO2 system.If the team wins both maps gives you three points, splitting maps gives you one point, and losing both gives no points.
G2 hammered through their opponents, dropping only 11 points over 4 maps with victories over Singularity and Revolution. KennyS looked really hot with a KDR of 5 in the BO2 over Revolution
The second playoff stop belonged to Singularity who eliminated Revolution in the elimination BO2 with a convincing score line of 16-2 and 16-1.
Valiance topped Group B after coming back into their tournament following a slender loss against NASR in a BO2. Valiance picked up victories against Denial and Optic, upsetting the latter in a BO2. Optic managed to take the second playoff spot
Group C featured only MIBR and AGO two teams as K23 and Isurus had dropped out before the tournament began. MIBR topped the group with a 2-0 win over AGO.
In the last group, FrostFire were eliminated after losing 0-2 to Absolute and Furious. Absolute ad Furious rounded off the playoff list after comfortable wins over Frost Fire
The teams that made it to the BO3 are:
- [flag=fr] G2 Esports
- [flag=rs] Valiance
- [flag=br] MIBR
- [flag=jp] Absolute
- [flag=us] Singulariy
- [flag=dk] OpTic