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SL i-League Invitational: Newbee and Team Liquid start the first minor in different groups

Posted by Andreea "divushka" Esanu at 07 October 2017 13:54

StarLadder have revealed the group stage seeding along with the entire StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 LAN event schedule. 

Five days keep us apart from the first minor of the Dota Pro Circuit. StarLadder i-League Invitational will commence on the 12th of October and it will be the first event after The International 2017 to welcome both Team Liquid and Newbee, the TI7 Champions and the runners up respectively. As expected, the two teams received direct invites and will enter the battle from different groups. 


Team Liquid will play against Mineski, Vici Gaming and SG e-sports in group A while Newbee will be playing for the Group B supremacy versus Team Secret, compLexity Gaming and the home crowd favorites, Natus Vincere. 

Group A: 

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
VG
0
SG
2
Liquid
2
Mineski
0

Round 2

BO3
SG
0
Liquid
2

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
VG
0
Mineski
2

Round 2

BO3
SG
0
Mineski
2

Group B: 

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Newbee
0
coL
2
Secret
1
Na`Vi
2

Round 2

BO3
coL
2
Na`Vi
1

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO3
Newbee
0
Secret
2

Round 2

BO3
Na`Vi
0
Secret
2

The group stage will run for the first three days of the event in GSL format, best-of-three series with the top two teams from each group advancing into the playoffs single elimination finals. 

SL i-League Invitational S3 schedule: 

12 October, Day One:

12:00 CEST: Vici Gaming vs SG e-sports 
15:00 CEST: Team Liquid vs Mineski 
18:00 CEST: Group A  1st place decider 

13 October, Day Two:

12:00 CEST: Newbee vs compLexity Gaming
15:00 CEST: Team Secret vs Natus Vincere 
18:00 CEST: Group B 1st place decider 

14 October, Day Three:

09:00 CEST: Group A Elimination match
12:00 CEST: Group B Elimination match 
15:00 CEST: Group A 2nd place decider  
18:00 CEST: Group B 2nd place decider 

15 October, Day Four:

12:00 CEST: Semifinal #1
15:00 CEST Semifinal #2
18:30 CEST: Grand-Final (Bo5)

Tickets sale for the live audience is already underway at the low price of $2.79/day for the first two days of the event and $3.75/day for the last two days. Those interested to purchase tickets can do so here

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