Korean teams are apparently allowed to participate in the Pacific Contenders, Open Division matches. This overlap of regions definitely puts a big question mark on the zones created by Blizzard. In the wake of Korean teams having their own servers and regions, this definitely puts a huge imbalance for the other teams from the region.
still dont understand why korean teams are allowed in the pacific contenders / open division
— ta1yo (@ta1yo_tv) December 24, 2017
Team SoloMid, Flash Wolves, and Counter Logic Gaming all thought to be reasonably likely to advance, were bundled off the tournament while the Russian Albus NoX Luna who was 2800/1 outside the tournament at the beginning unbelievably won the tournament.
Their unlikely defeat on Korean ROX Tigers has fallen into the spotlight as one of the biggest sports matchups ever, and their esports betting probabilities for a victory has now been cut to 80/1 by the esports betting sites.