- Groupstage (16 into 8) :
- group A: January 4th & 5th
- group B: January 6th & 7th
- group C: January 11th & 12th
- group D: January 13th & 14th
- playoffs :
- Quarterfinals: January 17th & 18th
- Finals : January 21st.
16 players are divided into four groups of four players :
- the groups are played as double elimination,
- top 2 of each group advance to the playoffs,
- groups are played as best-of-three.
8 players play a single elimination bracket :
- Double elimination
- Round 1 & 2 Bo3
- Winners' Final and Losers' Final Bo5
- Grand Final is Bo7, with a 1-0 advantage for the player from the winner bracket
CN¥ 20,000 ( ≃ $3,000) are spread among the players as seen below :
|Place||$ USD||¥ CNY||Player||Team|
according to xe.com conversion rate on 2018-01-02 (CNY 1 ≃ 0.15396 USD ).
|Human (5)||Orc (4)||Undead (2)||Night Elf (5)|