Newbee and Team Liquid receive direct invites to SL i-League Invitational S4 Minor

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

With the last Dota Pro Circuit event of the year wrapped up last night at the Beyond the Summit house, the last few days before the Christmas holidays are reserved for closed qualifiers for the first tournaments of 2018.

StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 is a Minor taking place in China, February 1-4 with eight teams fighting for the $300,000 and 300 Pro Circuit points. Two of the eight participants were handed direct invites to the event today. Team Liquid and Newbee will be joined in China next year by other six qualified teams. The regional closed qualifiers in Europe, CIS and South America will commence today and will run until 22nd of December with the NA, Chinese and SEA brackets scheduled for 2018.

SL i-League Invitational Season 4 qualifiers format:

  • Eight teams, six invites, two spots from Open Qualifiers
  • Single elimination bracket
  • All matches are Bo3, finals are Bo5
  • Winner qualifies for the LAN event


SL i-League Invitational Season 4 Europe, CIS and SA qualifiers participants


CIS Europe South America
Russia Team Empire Greece Mousesports Brazil SG e-sports
Ukraine Team Spirit Europe Team Doggie Peru Infamous
Russia Vega Squadron Poland Team Kinguin Peru Sacred
CIS Gambit Esports Europe Planet Dog Peru Mad Kings
Russia M19 Germany PENTA Sports Brazil PaiN Gaming
Russia HFZ Europe Double Dimension Brazil T-Show.Rising
Belarus Brestomans (open qualifiers #1)

Finland 5ANC (open qualifiers #1)

Brazil Stars (open qualifiers #1)
Belarus Nemiga (open qualifiers #2)

Europe Singularity (open qualifiers #2)

Peru G Pride (open qualifiers #2)


Team Empire vs Brestomans will kick off the qualifiers marathon today, the full schedule of day one being as follows:

15:00 CET - Empire vs Brestomans (CIS qualifiers)
17:00 CET - Penta vs Planet Dog (EU qualifiers)
18:00 CET - HFZ vs Vega Squadron (CIS qualifiers)
23:00 CET - Infamous vs G Pride (SA qualifiers)
02:00 CET - Mad Kings vs PaiN Gaming (SA qualifiers)


Will Team Liquid defend their SL i-League Invitational title?

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Andreea “divushka” Esanu
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  • Shinoa "ShinoaHiragi" Hiragi ,
    No Team Secret and Virtus.Pro ? Ez win for Liquid (or maybe newbee )
  • david "swd3rfv" shang ,
    invite Newbee? joking! they know newbee will surrend to teams not from China easily, everyone knows it, good!!!!


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