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SL i-League StarSeries S3: groups are drawn

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

The StarLadder i-league StarSeries has prepared for the participants a GSL group stage into a single elimination playoffs bracket. Is this a dress rehearsal for the Kiev Major?

The two directly invited teams, OG and Wings Gaming are placed in different groups, for obvious reasons, while the rest of the six qualified squads have been drawn and paired randomly. In group A, the Southeast Asia qualifiers winners,TNC will face against OG in the beginning, and iG.Vitality will be playing their first series against Team Secret. The other group will kick off with Vici Gaming J taking off against Team Liquid while Wings Gaming will be fighting against Digital Chaos.

Group A:

Upper Bracket

Round 2 - Best of 3

Lower Bracket

Round 1 - Best of 3

Round 2 - Best of 3

 

Group B: 

Upper Bracket

Round 2 - Best of 3

Lower Bracket

Round 1 - Best of 3

Round 2 - Best of 3

Four teams will be left behind after the group stage as only the top two of each group will advance into the single elimination playoffs bracket. Taking into consideration that SL i-League StarSeries S3 is the last LAN before the Kiev Major invites, each game becomes even more crucial for almost all the participants. The only ones who can afford to take the event as a rehearsal are OG and DC who are much likely to receive a direct invite to the upcoming Major.

OG are the Boston Major Champions and have a good second place finish achieved at the end of January at the Dota Pit Season 5 LAN while Digital Chaos are the ESL One Genting Champions, which should pretty much ensure them the Kiev Major invite.

For the rest of the teams, including the TI6 Champions, Wings Gaming who have been lacking on the strong performances department for a while now, this third season of StarLadder i-League is their last chance for a direct invite to Kiev.

StarLadder i-League Star Series Season 3 will be taking place at the International Gymnastics Center from Shanghai, China and it is set to kick off in just three days, on the 23rd of February with the group stage. The playoffs will be played on the last day of the event, Sunday, February 26. The first semifinals are promised to commence at 10:00 CST (03:00 CET) followed at 13:00 CST (06:00 CET) by the second semifinals. The grand finals will be bo5 and are scheduled to begin at 18:00 CST (10:00 CET).   

For those interested to attend the live event, tickets are on sale via damai.cn.

 

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Discussion

  • Ai "Sorrynomore" Weiei ,
    What about TNC? They're the WESG champ. WESG is even more recent than Boston Major and ESL Genting. WESG has the highest prize pool between Dotapit and ESL Genting. How could you say that OG which is just 2nd placer of dotapit surely have the Kiev Major invite. Wait... Do we have misinformation here or maybe some kind of a bias thing. I'm just asking anyway.
    • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
      i smell peenoise. twisted reasoning
      • Ai "Sorrynomore" Weiei ,
        Don't get nasty on me v3luotianyi . I see a chink guy. Perhaps your slit eyes don't see my point well. Go wear your eyeglasses so they look bigger and you can see things well.
        • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
          have you checked ur FLAT nose? ur CURLY hair? ur BROWN color? most of all, ur poorly-genetical-designed brain - the brain that ruins SEA server (cancer of SEA/peenoise), and the brain that ruins ur own country. ur not deeply aware of ur race's place, arent we, INFERIAN? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
          • Juan "hombre" Tamad ,
            oh really then that must be you. hahahahahahahhahaha
            • Ai "Sorrynomore" Weiei ,
              RIP his English. hahaha. he just said "Aren't we?" He's one of them. LOL. I think it's not his honesty. It's his stupidity. In the first place, I don't have those qualities he has mentioned. He really thinks I'm a penoy. LOL. Stop dreaming you stupid monkey v3luotianyi. Look at yourself. Even chinese women don't enjoy your toothpick-sized dick. Go fuck your cat instead. hahahahahah
              • Tian Yi "v3luotianyi" Luo ,
                you may hide through flag but an E quality brain will never ever produce B-S thinking... ignorance is bliss
    • Kirisaki "Kuronokenshi6" Chitoge ,
      well tbh they win WESG is great achievment, but in that event they only compete with like tier 2 teams from all region .. its like you win against junior high school team but want direct invite in senior high school event smh
      • Ai "Sorrynomore" Weiei ,
        That makes sense Kuronokensh16. Poor Loda's team. He belong's to tier 2 teams now. :(
        • Kirisaki "Kuronokenshi6" Chitoge ,
          It's true .. in the past maybe they such a super team and win ti or something, but now back to reality based for they perform and record .. even Navi i think its not tier 1 team anymore in a world, in cis region maybe they are .. in worldwide i think nah what i can see from last they perform or LAN i think tier 1 team based region is America : EG, Europe : OG,Liquid, maybe u can put team secret in there lol, sea i dont know we can call them tier 1 team even faceless team, china : newbee,wings, and cis : virtus pro

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