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StarLadder - Season 12

  • Prize pool $150,000
  • Start date Apr 24, 2015
  • End date Apr 27, 2015

Prize pool - $150,000 USD

1. $67,500 USD 4. $12,000 USD
2. $30,000 USD 5-6. $6,000 USD
3. $21,000 USD 7-8. $3,750 USD

Structure

Participating teams

  Cloud 9   Team Secret
  Alliance   London Conspiracy
  Invictus Gaming CIS Natus Vincere
  Vici Gaming   Team Malaysia

Main event

Playoffs
  • 8 teams in a double-elimination bracket
  • Grand Finals is a best of five with a one map advantage for the team coming from the winners' bracket.
  • Finals are played offline from 24 April 2015 to 26 April 2015.
  • Status: Completed

Location: Bucharest, Romania 

Regional qualifiers

Europe + CIS
  • 8 teams in 2 groups of 4 teams each played in a round-robin format.
  • All matches are played best of three.
  • The 3rd and 4th placing team of each group will qualify for the next season of StarSeries.
  • The top two teams of each group are qualified for the StarSeries Season 12 Finals.
America
  • 4 teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
  • The winning team is qualified for the StarSeries Season 12 Finals.
  • All matches are played best of three.
China
  • 4 teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
  • The winning team is qualified for the StarSeries Season 12 Finals.
  • All matches are played best of three.
Southeast Asia
  • 4 teams play in a double-elimination bracket.
  • The winning team is qualified for the StarSeries Season 12 Finals.
  • All matches are played best of three, final is a best of five.

Tournaments

StarLadder - Season 12

Mar 10, 2015
Bracket - LAN finals
Group B - Phase 2 - Europe
Group A - Phase 2 - Europe
SEA - Phase 2 - Am/SEA/CN
America - Phase 2 - Am/SEA/CN
China - Phase 2 - Am/SEA/CN
Group B - Phase 1 - SEA
Group A - Phase 1 - SEA
Group D - Phase 1 - Europe
Group C - Phase 1 - Europe
Group B - Phase 1 - Europe
Group A - Phase 1 - Europe
Group B - Phase 1 - China
Group A - Phase 1 - China
Group B - Phase 1 - America
Group A - Phase 1 - America

News & Features

Five memorable performances from StarLadder XII

Five memorable performances from StarLadder XII

There were some big performances and some even bigger upsets throughout the weekend at Dreamhack Bucharest, but let's focus on the players. We have compiled a Team of the Tournament; a five man list of some of the more memorable individual performances and the heroes they dominated on. Let's take a look. 

Dota 2 Hibbert
Interview with BigDaddy: "We learned a lot this LAN"

Interview with BigDaddy: "We learned a lot this LAN"

We sat down with Cloud9's BigDaddy after their third place finish at Starladder XII, he talks about playing against top level teams like Vici Gaming, East vs West matchup, his ideas for the new patch and Valve's new tournament system.

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iG.BurNing : "VG were better prepared than us"

iG.BurNing : "VG were better prepared than us"

We sat down with BurNing for a short video interview after the Grand Final of StarLadder XII. Through his answers, BurNing talks about iG's defeat against ViCi Gaming, their run in the tournament and the challenges they will face in the future.

Dota 2 drouks
StarLadder XII Final Day - Third place finish for Cloud 9

StarLadder XII Final Day - Third place finish for Cloud 9

Bone7 and Cloud 9 has made it through to the top three to keep the Romanian crowds happy but they come up against their most important challenge yet, an elimination match against a strong Invictus Gaming. Only two matches remain and live coverage begins at 10:30 CEST.

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StarLadder XII Day 2 - VG goes to finals, Team Tinker eliminated

StarLadder XII Day 2 - VG goes to finals, Team Tinker eliminated

Only four teams remain in the race of StarLadder XII, after the elimination of both Team MY and Alliance from the competition. Invictus Gaming and ViCi Gaming will cross their swords for the first Grand Final spot, while Team Tinker and Cloud9 will fight for their own survival in their Lower Bracket match. 

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StarLadder XII Day 2 - Cloud9 and Team Tinker stay in the race

StarLadder XII Day 2 - Cloud9 and Team Tinker stay in the race

StarLadder XII is turning into a terrible tournament for European teams with two already eliminated and the remaining two Cloud 9 and Alliance are forced to compete against each other for the privilege of reaching the next round. On the second stage Team MY are looking to bounce straight back with a win over American qualifiers Team Tinker.

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StarLadder XII Day 2 - ViCi Gaming and Invictus Gaming dominate

StarLadder XII Day 2 - ViCi Gaming and Invictus Gaming dominate

With Secret eliminated it's now time to focus on the upper bracket semi-finals. Cloud 9 are the only Western team still undefeated but face a massive challenge against the new roster of ViCi Gaming while Invictus Gaming and Team MY battle it out to discover who will continue their good form.

Dota 2 Hibbert
StarLadder XII Day 2 - Secret eliminated at the first stage

StarLadder XII Day 2 - Secret eliminated at the first stage

Bucharest will start seriously heating up with some must-win matches for the teams starting with an early morning elimination match between Team Secret and Alliance. A loss means they exit the tournament at the first stage, so both teams will come out fighting to remain in the competition.

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