NiP, LG, mouz in same group for MLG Major Columbus

by Dennis Gonzales Mar 10 2016
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Ninjas in Pyjamas, mousesports and Luminosity Gaming find themselves in the same group at the MLG Major Championship: Columbus, announced by the tournament organizers Thursday.

MLG is trickling out the groups on Instagram, releasing Groups A and B today and Groups C and D tomorrow.

The groups so far look as follows:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Ninjas in Pyjamas FaZe Clan TBD TBD
Luminosity Gaming Fnatic TBD TBD
mousesports Splyce TBD TBD
FlipSid3 Tactics Team Liquid TBD TBD

Only two teams will progress to the playoffs from each group, and based on the team distribution so far, the top spots for Group A and B should belong to LG and Fnatic respectively. This leaves the battle for the second seed a hotly contested one.

Fnatic lifting their trophy at IEM Season X World Championships Katowice. They go into the MLG Major Columbus as the heavy favorites.

As for the second slots, NiP and mouz look to be to top contenders for Group A, but F3 can't be counted out, given four of them are Major veterans. Group B is a bit more cut and dry between FaZe and TL; Splyce will not have a good time.

The MLG Major Championship: Columbus will take place on March 29 to April 3 in Columbus, Ohio and it will be the first Valve CS:GO Major to feature the $1 million prize pool.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, Dungeon & Dragons and first-picking Timbersaw Windranger Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90. You can follow him on Twitter.