Except this one replaces mistletoe, snow and arguments about politics with shooting, bombs and death. Lovely.
If you aren't in the mood for yet another CS:GO tournament, just watch the trailer for the event.
Better? Good. If you care for things like that, there are 8 references in it - can you find them all?
Alright now that that's out of the way, let's get straight into the groups. Group A is packed with all sorts of teams; teams that disappoint - like ENCE and c0ntact for example - teams that are up and coming - Spirit and Gambit come to mind - and top contenders - think Heroic and Complexity.
Personally we'll pay close attention to Spirit and Gambit, and especially the latter. This is their moment to shine, and frankly CIS upsets never get old. Gambit have shed their Youngsters skin and are looking for a fight. You can't blame them with the ratings the team gets. ez katka.
Group B is a completely different story. Two clusters arise, the teams that are, and the teams that aren't. On the former we find G2, Liquid, Astralis and FURIA. Although shaky at times, they're the top dogs. Or top samurai, unicorn, random shape around a star, and panther. The latter is made up of GODSENT, mousesports, Sprout and North. **All teams in stormy waters, looking for some much needed tailwind. How poetic.