Nonshang Invitational features some of the European squads that missed the ticket to Shanghai.
The prize pool for the tournament is $10,000.
- All games besides Grand Final are best-of-three
- Grand Final is best-of-five
1 Burden United disbanded and was replaced by Kaipi.
2 PRIES dropped their squad which continued playing under the previous name, Team Bad English.
3 STARK disbanded and was replaced by ThePuck.
4 Averia replaced by NoLifer5.
5 Samurai Champloo replaced by Elements Pro Gaming. 6 HellRaisers disbanded and was replaced by Team Spirit.
7 RoX was replaced by Fantastic Five.
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- "Empire have withdrawn from NoShang Invitaional". gsl.tv. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.