With the recent ending of the European Championship last Monday, the 16 participants of the Finals are now known. Unfortunately, two players already confirmed that they won't be able to attend the finals. Sweden fooKi and Iceland qrebo will be replaced by the 3rd player of their group: United Kingdom zsx and Sweden Z4muZ.

Also, the seeding pools are now ready and the groups drawings will be made during the CS and WoW Finals on ESL TV, probably Saturday. Here are the 4 seedings pools to be used for the drawings of the 4 groups of 4 players, as well as the planned schedule of the competition:

Finally, the ESL Staff announced the result of the vote amongst the players about the use of cg_drawItemPickups, which allow to display the timestamps when a player picks up items and weapons. This setting will not be allowed during the finals and should remain to 0.

Source: Announcement