- 16 Teams
3 Teams from South Korea
#1 and #2 seeds from China, North America, Europe, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau.
4 Teams from Play-In Stage
1 Team from the Wildcard Region with the highest rank at 2017 MSI.
- Groups will be decided through a live Group Draw Show on TBD.
Double Round Robin tournament. All matches are best of 1.
Top two teams from each group will advance to the Knockout Stage.
- Knockout Stage:
#1 vs. #2 teams from each group will face one another in the bracket.
Single Elimination Bracket. All matches are best of 5.
SK Telecom T1
Royal Never Give Up
ahq e-Sports Club
Team oNe eSports
Kaos Latin Gamers
LG Dire Wolves