The opening matches in sequential order are:
- G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #5 vs. Anubis Gaming Anubis Gaming MENA Rank #1
- Futbolist Futbolist Europe Rank #14 vs. Oxygen Esports Oxygen Esports Europe Rank #15
- SuperMassive Blaze SuperMassive Blaze Europe Rank #12 vs. Guild Esports Guild Esports Europe Rank #7
- Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #2 vs. One Breath Gaming One Breath Gaming Europe Rank #16
Notably absent is forZe forZe Inactive , who until recently, were the sole CIS representatives in the event. However, recent departures from the team involving hugeon , Nikolai "zeddy" Lapko, and most recently Nikita "Coffee" Antsypirovich to One Breath Gaming, have caused forZe to relinquish their spot in the Last Chance Qualifier.
Representing Turkey are Futbolist, Oxygen Esports, and SuperMassive Blaze. Of the three, only Supermassive Blaze have triumphed against the combined gauntlet of European and CIS teams, and were the first team from Turkey to represent their region on the international stage.
Rounding out the teams in the Last Chance Qualifier are Team Liquid, G2 Esports, and Guild Esports. G2 come in after a successful run in the playoffs of Masters: Berlin, where they finished in top 4. Meanwhile Liquid are looking to redeem themselves after barely failing to qualify for Masters: Berlin. Finally, Guild Esports, who secured their spot in the LCQ after a multitude of top four finishes throughout the year, have yet to claim a first place finish. Their first-ever would be a ticket to Champions.