Evil Geniuses are the 6th directly invited team to the Galaxy Battles 2018 Major held in Philippines on January 15-21. Joining them, Newbee, OG, Infamous, TnC Gaming and LGD.Forever Young, two more direct invitations, as well as six Regional Qualifier and two Wild Cards winners will be fighting for $1,000,000 prize pool and 1500 Qualifying Points.
Beyond bringing a whole total of 16 best teams from around the globe, Galaxy Battles will be held in the world's largest indoor stadium — Philippine Arena in Ciudad de Victoria — which can hold 55,000 viewers (51,898 seated).
New Blood Championships will help determine the 2 Wild Card participants. The top 2 teams from the tournament will compete with China and Europe Regional Qualifier runner-ups for the stop at the Major itself.
The Main Event itself will be held at Philipines Arena entirely: with 2 day Group Stage to determine the seeding for the play-off, with no teams getting eliminated until then. With only 3 days left for the 16 team play-off, its format will have to be rightly packed, but its details are so far unannounced.
While prize pool destribution details were also not revealed yet, as with any Major, Qualifying Points must be destributed between the top 4 placing teams:
— 1st place: 750 QP
— 2nd place: 450 QP
— 3-4th place: 150 QP