The hardworking Monthly Melee admins have released more details on the final edition of their much-loved tournament. Today comes the news of the eight teams set to battle out for the two tickets to join the six invited teams at the group stage.
Teams and seeding
Seeding determines which team has priority in the opening round. The former Splyce roster is rumoured to be competing as Kungarna, but who exactly will be lining out is as yet unconfirmed.
Update 17th May: Kungarna have since dropped out and will be replaced by EnVision eSports
Update 18th May: YGGP? have dropped from the qualifier
- Rise Nation
- Evil Geniuses
- Tempo Storm
- NRG Esports
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- EnVision eSports
- Gale Force eSports
The admins say the actual bracket and draw will be revealed tomorrow. Although with standard seeding practice one might expect to see Rise vs GFe, RNG vs EnVision, EG vs YGGP? and Tempo vs NRG in Round 1.
The qualifiers are set to be an eight team double elimination bracket. Presumably there will be no grand final match as the upper bracket winner will joined Group A with Liquid, YIKES! and LG Evil, whilst the lower bracket winner will join Immortals, Selfless and CLG in Group B.
Keep an eye on our event page for the official bracket when it is drawn tomorrow. The action is set to kick off this Friday at 17:00 EST / 23:00 CEST / 06:00 KST.