Team Secret and Team Liquid get direct invites to SL i-League Star Series

Dota 2 Arvind “arvindl” L

After the cancellation of the Last Chance Qualifier, Team Secret and Team Liquid have been invited to participate at the SL i-League Star Series

SL i-League Star Series is set to happen from the 15 to 17 of January at the Minsk arena with over 12 of the best teams taking part in it. The cancellation of the Last Chance Qualifier has led the organizers to invite Team Secret and Team Liquid. The regional qualifers saw through the qualification of the other 8 teams and Evil Geniuses being the first of the direct invites.

Team Secret, who are currently not in the best shape have been having a lot of difficulties in finding their form. After dominating performances at tournaments like The Frankfurt Major, MLG, Nanyang Championship and ESL One New York, their early exit at the WCA 2015 and dismal performances at the Star Ladder qualifiers has put Team Secret in a tough spot. Clement "Puppey" Ivanov and his boys ,true to their potential, have proved their skill in several instances and it’s just a matter of time before they regain their form.

Team Secret Squad

Canada Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao 
Romania Aliwi 'w33' Omar
Denmark Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Filipsen
Estonia Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov
Sweden Johan 'pieliedie' Åström

Team Liquid, a team with lot of potential and skill have produced lukewarm results in tournaments so far. A star studded line-up led by Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi, won the The Defense Season 5 recently in their notable LAN performance where they defeated OG  3 -1 and finished third at the WCA 2015. Team Liquid might have not performed up to their expectation until now but they are certainly looking deadlier day by day and might be the team to watch out for at the SL i-League Star Series.

Team Liquid Squad

Finland Lasse 'MATUMBAMAN' Urpalainen
Germany Adrian 'FATA-' Trinks
Bulgaria Ivan 'MinD_ContRoL' Borislavov
Finland Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka
Germany Kuro 'KuroKy' Salehi Takhasomi

Partcipating Teams 

United States Evil Geniuses
Europe Team Secret
Sweden Alliance 
Europe Team Liquid 
Russia Team Spirit
Russia Vega Squadron
Russia Virtus Pro
China LGD Gaming
China Wings Gaming
United States Complexity Gaming
Malaysia Fnatic

The final invite for the SL i-League Star Series will be announced later today.

Source Courtesy: starladder.com


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Arvind “arvindl” L
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  • Dastan "INS.GG" Aubakir ,
    the direct invites had to be EG and VG, but organizers know better
  • Majid "misterluve" Ali ,
    secrekt been playing like shit now days! they have been losing so many matches! EG should get direct invite in every tournament !
    • Dark "darkmonster59" Monster ,
      Just because you're a hater of that particular team, Team Secret that doesn't mean the organizers have to show the same hatred too right? You have to be a terrorist to condemn someone to think or to make them feel the same way you feel about someone...besides that this is business, and in business is not about feels. So no matter what the community thinks they still go by popularity, and Secret are still top 5, they also finished 2nd at the Majors and showed an amazing overall performance in 2015 compared to EG.
      • Majid "misterluve" Ali ,
        i dont hate any team! that was my fckng opinion and stop with ur racism! i am from pakistan and i am muslim thats why u used the terrorist word! go fckng watch videos on 9/11 ur muricans thinks it was ur fckng government who did it! ur fckng govt created isis! ur country is the real fckng terrorist ! stop blaming other for ur own crime!
        • Dark "darkmonster59" Monster ,
          I didn't even made it a fact that you are, I said you have to be one, you're making yourself one ... you're clearly having problems and I'm not the person to help you, you should consult a doctor. Sorry if I insulted you with this, but that was not even my intention to sound racist... I just said you have to be one, which is why I believed better that you're not.
          • Majid "misterluve" Ali ,
            u should watch the truth behind 9/11 bro! and yes i will see the doctor and u just have a look at that video!
      • Number 1 "clariska" of Number 99 ,
        uhm just to correct you did you see how many matches EG attended 2015 compared to 2014?TS went to every event yet they failed.EG took DaC and TI so that = greater than TS's performance...
  • Eliot "yot" Carter ,
    Team Spirit & Complexity shouldn't even be in the tournament -- EG/VG & OG should be the last 3 slots after the Liquid/Secret invite.
  • Naharai "DarkSaga89" Silva ,
    Boys boys EG was the first team invited.
  • Joseph "mirsyf" S ,
    There should be 3 teams from China and the qualifier winners were LGD, EHOME and Wings, someone explain why the hell there is a TBD up there?


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