#TWC2016 Asian Qualifier and Line-Ups announced
24 teams will be participating in the Asian Qualifier. 16 of them will be seeded into three groups, while the remaining 8 teams are the so called Challenger teams. Everyone the 16 seeded teams is placed into one of the three seed groups based on their performance at the last year's qualifier.
The qualifier itself will start on June 21st, 11:00 CEST. A live group drawing for the Qualifier Round One will be held on June 18th, 14:30 CEST. Both the group drawing and of course the qualifier itself will be broadcasted on www.azubu.tv/efragtv. In addition to that, we will release information on parallel streams for other languages shortly.
The first seed group, which contains 8 out of the 16 seeded teams is the Qualifier Round One group. They will face off against the 8 Challenger teams. 12 Best-Of-Three matches will be played out to determine the 4 teams advancing to the Qualifier Round Two, where they will meet the Qualifier Round Two seed group. Only 4 out of the 8 remaining teams will advance to the group stage of the main qualifier.
In the main qualifier's group stage, the 4 teams that advanced from the Qualifier Rounds will have to face off against the third and last seed group, the Main Qualifier Seeds in two groups of 4 teams each. The group stage will feature a Best-Of-One format, with the exception of the decider matches being Best-Of-Three's. The two leading teams of each group will proceed to the playoffs. The last 4 teams will face each other in single elimination Best-Of-Three format. The grand final will be extended to a Best-Of-Five. The winner will qualify for the main event in Belgrade, which is going to be held from October 12th until 16th.
Qualifier Round One Seeds
Qualifier Round Two Seeds
Main Qualifier First Seed
Main Qualifier Second Seed
(You can find the complete line-ups of the teams in this document)
Be sure to tune in at www.azubu.tv/efragtv for the live group drawing on June 18th, 14:30 CEST, and of course the Asian Qualifier starting on on June 21st, 11:00 CEST. Additionally, we will release more interactive video content regarding The World Championships as well. Keep an eye out for #TWC2016 for more information.