The LanStory Cup is set to return beginning with online qualifiers through November and an offline final in Hangzhou in December.
The tournament will begin with an online qualifier between November 12 and November 27 followed by an online playoff between the top two teams of each group. Three teams from the playoff will join defending LanStory champions T1w T1w Contenders CN Rank #1 in the offline final in December. The exact dates for the LAN final have yet to be determined.
Ten teams will compete in the qualifiers for a chance to play in Hangzhou. The groups are divided as follows:
- Flag Gaming Flag Gaming Contenders CN Rank #4
- Team CC Team CC Contenders CN Rank #3
- BTRG BTRG Contenders CN Rank #6
- Lucky Future Lucky Future Contenders CN Rank #7
- Young Kaiser Gaming Young Kaiser Gaming Inactive
- LGD Gaming LGD Gaming Contenders CN Rank #2
- LinGan e-Sports LinGan e-Sports Contenders CN Rank #5
- Triple Six Legend Triple Six Legend Contenders CN Rank #8
- Team For Victory Team For Victory China Rank #0
- Team Avengers
The last LanStory Cup finished its competition in Guangzhou. T1w beat LinGan e-Sports in the grand final by a 3-0 score.
This is the third LanStory event of 2018 to be held in an Overwatch League expansion city. The competition begins this week.
Thanks to sgbros1 for helping with this story.