ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals Groups revealed
Yesterday, ESL Impact announced the groups for its LAN Finals, happening in Dallas from June 2nd to June 4th.
The former CLG Red lineup will be joined by Shimmer in Group B, alongside Nigma Galaxy and 9 Pandas Fearless. Group A has NAVI Javelins, HSG fe, B4 fe, and Black Dragons fe.
It seems North America doesn't have any luck in these draws as the region for both Season 2 and now Season 3, will have its representatives and the best team in the competition, Nigma Galaxy, in the same group.
Another region with no luck is South America, which suffers from the same problem. It will be B4 and Black Dragons this time, as FURIA fe will not be present at the LAN Finals for the first time, coming 2nd in the past two seasons.
The team to beat in Season 3 is still Nigma Galaxy but NAVI Javelins are looking like the successors to the throne. 9 Pandas Fearless are also in the race to see who can beat Nigma Galaxy.
For North America, this will be the hardest LAN Finals to date. A combination of the scene going through some problems and the draw being harsh are making this out to be potentially another early exit for the region.
ESL Impact League Season 3 Finals will take place in Dallas on the same weekend as IEM Dallas playoffs from June 2nd to June 4th, with the winner receiving $50,000 from the $100,000 prize pool.