With the ESL One Los Angeles Major set to begin on March 15, the groups for the tournament’s Group Stage have been released.
DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major champions Team Secret headline Group A, where they are joined by Chinese team Royal Never Give Up (RNG), CIS squad Natus Vincere (Na’Vi), and South America’s Thunder Predator.
Group B looks like the most stacked group of the tournament, headlined by the reigning two-time The International champions OG and North American powerhouse Evil Geniuses (EG), alongside the other North American representative, Chaos Esports Club, and Southeast Asian squad Geek Fam.
Two Chinese teams in Invictus Gaming (IG) and EHOME are joined by Southeast Asia’s Fnatic and the third European representative in Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP) in Group C.
Finally, Group D has StarLadder ImbaTV Kyiv Minor 2020 champions Team Aster, South American top dogs Beastcoast, CIS squad Virtus.pro (VP), and Southeast Asia’s Team Adroit.
The Los Angeles Major’s Group Stage will follow a GSL format featuring full best-of-three matches and will begin with opening matches for Group A and B, with Group C and D seeing action on the next day.
Group A will open with Team Secret taking on Thunder Predator while RNG will go up against Na’Vi. Meanwhile, Group B will begin with a marquee matchup between OG and EG while Chaos EC will take on Geek Fam.
The second day of Group Stage action will begin with a matchup between IG and NiP, while Fnatic will take on EHOME. Group D will open with Beastcoast going head-to-head with VP, while Aster will go up against Adroit.
The top two teams of each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs, while the bottom two teams will start in the treacherous best-of-one elimination round of the Lower Bracket.
The Los Angeles Major is set to run from March 15-22.
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