EMS Cups finished, group stage next

first published on March 13, 2013 by admin

The fourth cup of the Raidcall EMS One concluded last night, and all the teams to advance into the Group Stage are determined.




se No Tidehunter reinstated their dominance, as they won their third cup in a row. They have a very comfortable lead in terms of points accumulated against next team on the ladder, ru Virtus Pro.

These two teams not only topped the ladder, they did so consistently. This cup, they met off at the finals where nth needed a third game to take down the game Russian team.

The twelve advancing teams are (arranged by ladder ranking):

  • se No Tidehunter
  • ru Virtus Pro
  • Europe Fnatic
  • ua Natus Vincere
  • ru Empire
  • Europe Kaipi
  • Europe DDdota
  • de Mousesports
  • ru RoX.KiS
  • dk Absolute Legends
  • fi rat in the dark
  • se TCM Gaming


These teams will be joined by the four qualified American teams. These teams qualified by topping the NA A-Series. Notable on this list is the absence of recognized American teams in us Dignitas and us Evil Geniuses.

Qualified American teams:

  • us Team Liquid
  • us fnatic.na
  • us Eosin+4
  • us Infinity Gaming Black

The group stage will begin with Groups A and B battling it out on 18-19 March, and the Groups C and D teams will fight it out on 25-26 March. The top two teams will advance on the offline finals which will be held in April at Poland.