After the eXTREMESLAND 2016 Zowie Asia $ 100k tournament last September, the Chinese platform, known as B5, will also be the organizers of the IEM's Chinese qualifying round in Sydney.
It was found out that TheMongolZ will be the only team outside of China that will participate in the qualifying tournament, and the rest of the seats will be occupied by Chinese teams, which will include players such as Bin "Savage" Liu's VG.Renascence and Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand's TyLoo , Who recently won the Chinese Cup in 2017 over the Academy of Fnatic.
The teams will be divided equally into four groups, using the GSL format with two exceptions, with the exception of the group playoffs that will take place on the BO3 system.
The top two teams from each group will go to the knockout stage with a loss in BO3 matches, where the contestants will fight until there is one team left and earn their qualification spot at the main event in Australia.
Meanwhile, the region of Oceania is already under implementation with its open qualification, which is expected to be completed this Sunday. Two teams of the open qualifying tournament will join the six other best Australian teams invited to the closed qualification in the tournament to compete for the remaining seat.
Below are the groups for the Chinese qualification: