BHeart really can't represent Chinese scene :) What a disappointed news.
Is this in relation to the ban on Korean teams in China?
Oh word. I was gonna say isn't Braveheart a South American team?
I'm probably not qualified to make any judgement, but from what I can tell, YL is pretty good. I don't think they ever felt like the number 1 team, but they were always a solid 2nd/3rd place team in the region.
B.Heart on the other hand looked pretty underwhelming to me, but they somehow seem to rank high up in tournaments from time to time.
It's a shame eStar can't go because in the Chinese Training for BlizzCon Tournament, YL got embarrassed while eStar kept pace with the Korean teams.
Group B will be really great to watch. Group A will be probably C9 and Dignitas stomping everyone.
Group B will be a fight for 2nd place, I think. DK will crush it.
Group A: Cloud 9 and 3 other teams
Group B: THE THREE BEST TEAMS IN THE WORLD ZOMG
I understand that they made this choice to ensure an interesting finals, but honestly they should have placed at least 2 good teams in group A. Makes for an unfairly hard group B.
I will be sad if TempoStorm doesn't make it past the group stages, which they likely won't, given their group. Just a few months ago they were considered the best team in the world.
DiG is waaaay better than TS in current form
Who wants to take a guess at what this would look like if they were seeding 1-8?
1 C9 2 DK 3 NaVi 4 YL 5 Dignitas 6 TS 7 BHeart 8 GIA
I expect C9 & Dignitas. DK & NaVi. DK C9 final. DK Winners.
我预测半决赛c9打dig dk打navi dk和c9决赛 dk夺冠(译者：大哥你不是把c9排dk前面么?)
if you go strictly by Gosugamers rankings:
The other 2 teams are pretty low. Clearly NaVi should be favored over Dignitas in contrast to these rankings, and I'd argue TS should be lower.
well rankings work that way that when you win 20 in a row and then lose 4-5, you are not at the same level as other that gone 50%. both ts and dignitas were winning much more before, so their high ranking score is understandable.
Honestly, even without TS falling so far recently, NaVi's teamplay and pocket strats are insane. They play like one unit and chains CC and abilities almost oerfectly, while having some wicked strats and showing great innovation. Even in peak form i could easily see TS falling to NaVi
C9 and dignitas. Dk and Navi.
Tempo Storm for Cinderella story.
Tempo storm is just playing subpar lately. Hard to see them past group stage. But man. GO TEMPO STORM.
tempostorm最近的表现让我想到灰姑娘的故事。我觉得他们很难从小组中出线，不过我是要说 加油TEMPO STORM。(译者：闻者动容听者落泪 但是并没有什么用)
Didn't see anything that DK should be worried of.
All in all, this tournament will be a joke. We only have 1 Korean team, and the Chinese team that won the China championship will not be there. What an absolute disappointment.
3.YL is a very aggressive team like Estar.I think YL's Illidan is better than Estar. If EU/NA/KR'B/P could foucs on their style and counter it,they will win.If not, they will lose.
6.Braveheart is a team that unstable.And out of top3 team in China. China's team rank: Estar >YL>EDG>Other Teams. Actually,this time Braveheart(3player have visa problem) borrow three players from EDG and this is not a completely team. So,hard to say how their's strength.
Love the the fact everyone is underestimating the EU teams, particularly Dignitas.
I hope NA will get the same succes as on the LoL worlds.
Na'Vi group of death again? Well, we got our new champions boys, the undefeated run continues.
EU NA noobs think they can get group A ? LOL seriously, they are the weakest region in HOTS korean team and chinese team will get it EASILY
And the weakest region is obviously………to be determined:)