The group draw for Contenders China Season 3 has been announced on Weibo for November 9 at 8 p.m. CST. The draw will determine which of two groups teams play in for the group stage.
One group will be bookmarked by LGD Gaming LGD Gaming Contenders CN Rank #2 while the other will include Laboratory Laboratory Contenders CN Rank #9 . Laboratory bought the spot previously held by Lucky Future Zenith Lucky Future Zenith China Rank #0 , who have disbanded after much of the team has already been signed to Overwatch League rosters.
LGD and Laboratory will be separated after holding the spots of the grand finalists of Contenders China Season 2. The 10 other teams competing in Contenders China Season 3 will enter a random draw to split them into the region's two groups.
The teams entering the draw are LinGan e-Sports LinGan e-Sports Contenders CN Rank #4 , T1w T1w Contenders CN Rank #1 , Flag Gaming Flag Gaming Contenders CN Rank #6 , Triple Six Legend Triple Six Legend Contenders CN Rank #8 , Ambitious Immortals Ambitious Immortals Inactive , Lucky Future Lucky Future Contenders CN Rank #3 , Team CC Team CC Contenders CN Rank #7 , Future Group Future Group China Rank #0 , Hero Taciturn Panther Hero Taciturn Panther Inactive and BTRG BTRG Contenders CN Rank #5 . The draw will be broadcast on various Chinese streaming sites including Panda TV and Zhanqi TV.
Contenders Season 3 is scheduled to begin later in November. Exact dates for the first matches have yet to be announced.