Hey there, i want to share my thoughts on the teams and my predictions on the outcome. Feel free to share yours! OG: Clearly one of the favorites to win it all. Well rounded team with versatile picks and strategies. TL: For me a TOP 3 team with yet something missing to win it all. Strange picks from time to time, Matumba lately not that stable, Kuro has some strange feeding games from time to time. Newbee: Also TOP 3 material, close games vs OG and TL lately. A force to be reckoned with! LGD: For me no TOP3 material, TOP 6 possible, but could go either way depending on how banana fits for them. MVP Phoenix: Sea´s strongest team, clearly has TOP3 potential, heck they even can win TI if everything goes their way. But they crumbeled vs the top teams in the recent big valve tournaments, so realistically TOP6. Navi: Have had a good showing but always lost to the top teams. Might surprise us all, but i guess they will end something between TOP8 and TOP4. EG: Seem to not have found a good synergy with this rooster. Dont look too strong. For me something between rank 6 and 10. Wings: TOP 6 isnt that unlikely, TOP3 is realistic, if everything goes their way, they even could win it! TS: Strong showing lately, lost hard to navi, so i guess TOP6 is possible, but could even go the other way around to place 12-16. TNC: Compared to the other teams TNC is one of the weakest TI-contenders for me. Something between 10 and 16 will be the final rank for them DC: Same as for TNC. Vici.R: Could surprise us as they had some really strong performances the last month, but i guess a TOP 8 is realistic. [A]: One of the weakest teams this TI, lackluster performances lately, not very much practice before TI in terms of tournaments played and success. Place 12-16 is realistic. Fnatic: I consider Mushi the weak link in this years fnatic as he always tries his best, but sometimes just has bad games. So Fnatic can go either TOP 6 (unlikely) or end up rank 8 or lower (more likely). Wild card teams: None of those except maybe EHOME (i dont really now how good their current for is) will get TOP 8 is my prediction. They lack experience as a team, they lack skill and teamplay. If I had to predict final standings it would look like: 1. OG 2. Wings 3. Newbee 4. TL 5. MVP 6. TS 7. Navi 8. Vici.R 9. Ehome 10. EG 11. Fnatic 12. LGD 13. DC 14. Escape 15. [A] 16. TnC Exacration and Complexity losing in Wild card.