Eight teams from Korea and Europe will compete for $50,000 in prizes and points to qualify for the upcoming IEM season finals at CeBIT 2013.
8 teams from Korea and Europe? What a joke. More like 7 teams from Europe and 1 team from Korea. CLG.eu who didn't even qualify for the event gets a free lucky loser invite thanks to TPA pulling out, and might even win against this weakened field.
Yes it is a weak field (relative to other tournaments like IPL). Get over it. The contenders are Fnatic and CLG EU. The rest of the teams have no chance.