The American qualifier winner Temporary is unable to attend the event in China. Team WinFakt from Finland will be the replacement after no other team from the United States was available.
This means that the first Counter-Strike tournament of this season will be without a representative from America. Temporary had won the American qualifier for the Global Challenge Guangzhou against UMX.us in July. With no other US-based team being able to fill in, the slot went to the 4th placed team from the European qualifier, Team WinFakt.
The Finns will now be able to compete in the $40,000 Counter-Strike tournament that will be held during in Guangzhou during the Ani-Com & Games from the 1-5th of October. Other attendants from Europe will be fnatic, mousesports and Anexis eSports.