Adam Pearce engineered a page to display a large number of possible outcomes to the group stages, giving certain ways a team could make it out of the group stage, and how others are guaranteed to advance in the quarterfinals.
Each circle represents one outcome, each team having a total of 64 different results.
For group A, both SK Telecom T1 and Cloud9 have the highest possibility of advancing to the quarterfinals. In order for EDG to advance, they will have to win all of the games this week, at the same time C9 needs to lose all three of their games this week. Winning all three matches won't guarantee EDG advancement.
Longzhu Gaming is in the same boat as SKT. If they lose the next three games, and lose in the tiebreaker, they won't advance. That's an incredibly low chance for LZ to drop all four games. Fnatic, on the other hand, has only one outcome where they have to win every single game, and Immortals has to drop every single game.
Extremely similar to the last two groups, if Royal Never Give Up wins against G2 Esports, they are guaranteed to move onto the quarterfinals. If Samsung Galaxy somehow loses all three games, while 1907 Fenerbahce wins for three games, they will be able to advance. It's a highly unlikely result, but it is a possibility that RNG and FB make it out.
Group D is the only group to have a three way tie so far, making it the most interesting group at the moment. Flash Wolves' only way of advancing is to win all three games to force a tiebreaker, then win the tiebreaker. TSM will have to win against Team WE or Misfits to advance.
For more in depth information about the other outcomes, consider dropping by Adam's website here.
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