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First-ever Masters in Hong Kong will be played next weekend

Lots of excitement are behind us in the 2022 World Tour. Competition is unbelievably strong and it will be a hard battle for the title of the best team in the 11th edition of the World Tour.

We are now impatiently waiting to see who will be the winner of the first-ever Masters played in country Hong Kong. Let’s briefly analyze the upcoming Hong Kong Masters on November 26, 2022 – November 27, 2022.

Twelve teams will compete in the main tournament in this Asian country. The main competition will contain four pools of three teams in the Hong Kong Masters 2022. Two teams with the highest ranking in each group will qualify for the elimination stage.

One team of pool D and pool C will be defined in the qualifications. Members of qualifying draw A are Kaohsiung, Kowloon, and Wu Kai Sha. Teams participating in qualifying draw B are Yogyakarta, HKG Island, and Hong Kong. All games in the qualification and pool stage are scheduled to be played on November 26th.

Ub, Ulaanbaatar, and Cebu will participate in pool A

LimanSakiai, and Beijing will battle for two places in the quarterfinals stage in group B

AntwerpVienna, and the winner of qualifying draw A will compete for the elimination stage in pool C

Riga, Amsterdam, and the winner of qualifying draw B are members of group D.

Quarterfinals, semifinals, and final game will be played on November 27, 2022.

Ub dominated the first part of the season with four won Masters, but they started to lose superiority after that. It seems like they are getting back on track recently. The Serbian team is seed No. 1 and a serious title contender.

Liman, another Serbian giant, won last season’s World Tour and comes to this Masters with big ambitions. They rely on the services of their player Aleksandar Ratkov who is seventh in the player value ranking currently.

Antwerp, seed No.3, is aiming for the title with magnificent Thibaut Vervoort in their roster. The Belgian team won the Debrecen Masters, but has had oscillations in performances since then. This is a big opportunity for them to prove Hungary was no accident.

Riga, the Latvian team, looks unbeatable in the recent period. The return of Karlis Lasmanis from Big3 brought confidence to this squad. Three Masters titles and a 25-0 score are living proof of how strong Riga is right now.


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