Prior the tournament we want to take a quick look at all of our groups to give you an overview about what to expect. This year we have twelve teams again, which play in four groups. The winner of each group gets to play in the semi-finals. Group A offers a good look over the vast variety of nations that play Baseball. Last years Finkstonball champion the Attnang-Puchheim Athletics will be hosting two newcomer nations: they will play their first preliminary round game on Saturday against the Oslo Pretenders from Norway and then after the opening ceremony they will battle the Saint-Petersburg North Stars (Russia) for whoever gets into the semi-finals.