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How each Group C team can make it out of the Worlds group stage

INTZ still has a shot.

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Week 2 of the League of Legends World Championship kicked off with an exciting Thursday, as Russia’s Albus NoX Luna continued its miracle run by taking down the ROX Tigers and becoming the first Wildcard team to make it out of the group stages.

Now it’s time for the other wildcard darling of the tournament — Brazil’s INTZ e-Sprots — as Group C has its turn on Friday. The group includes one of the tournament favorites (China’s EDward Gaming) as well as two teams that could make a splash if they are playing well (Taiwan’s ahq e-Sports Club and Europe’s H2K), and all four enter the day with a chance to make it to the quarterfinals.

All teams control their own destiny, too: if any team wins all three games Friday, they will advance.

For a visual view of all the scenarios, check out this cool graphic by Adam Pearce.

All times Eastern.

EDward Gaming

Friday schedule: vs. INTZ at 7 p.m., vs. H2K at 9 p.m., vs. ahq at 12 a.m.

What they need: Any two wins will clinch qualification.

Possible scenario: There are ways for EDG to advance with just one Friday win, including: three wins for AHQ, EDG beats INTZ, INTZ beats H2K, H2K beats EDG.

ahq e-Sports Club

Friday schedule: vs. H2K at 8 p.m., vs. INTZ at 10 p.m., vs. EDG at 12 a.m.

What they need: Any two wins will clinch qualification.

Possible scenario: There are many one-win scenarios that allow ahq to advance, but most of them hinge on neither H2K nor INTZ winning all three Friday games.

H2K

Friday schedule: vs. ahq at 8 p.m., vs. EDG at 9 p.m., vs. INTZ at 11 p.m.

What they need: At least two wins, preferably three.

Possible scenario: H2K beats ahq and INTZ, loses to EDG, INTZ beats ahq, EDG beats ahq.

INTZ e-Sports

Friday schedule: vs. EDG at 7 p.m., vs. ahq at 10 p.m., vs. H2K at 11 p.m.

What they need: At least two wins, preferably three.

Possible scenario: INTZ loses to EDG, beats ahq and H2K, EDG beats H2K and ahq, H2K beats AHQ.