Update: The groups have been drawn! You can find them here.
It’s that time of year already -- Worlds is around the corner, which means it’s time for the groups to be drawn. The 16 teams are set, and now we get to find out who they’ll play in the group stage.
As a reminder, each group will be made up of four teams — one from Pool 1, two from Pool 2 and one from Pool 3. No group can have more than one team from the same region.
The show will begin with each of the Pool 1 seeds being randomly assigned to their own Group, A, B, C, or D. Then, the Pool 2 seeds will be randomly drawn into Groups, followed by the Pool 3 seeds.
Here are the pools:
Pool 1 – ROX Tigers (LCK No. 1 seed), EDward Gaming (LPL No. 1 seed), Flash Wolves (LMS No. 1 seed), Team SoloMid (NALCS No. 1 seed)
Pool 2 – G2 (EULCS No. 1 seed), H2K (EULCS No. 2 seed), SK Telecom T1 (LCK No. 2 seed), Samsung Galaxy (LCK No. 3 seed), Counter Logic Gaming (NALCS No. 2 seed), Royal Never Give Up (LPL No. 2 seed), IMay (LPL No. 3 seed), ahq e-Sports Club (LMS No. 2 seed)
Pool 3 – Splyce (EULCS No. 3 seed), Cloud9 (NALCS, No. 3 seed), INTZ e-Sports (IWC), Albus NoX Luna (IWC)
We already speculated on some possible Group of Death scenarios. What groups do you want to see?