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Last Minor of the season; Starladder Ukraine Minor guide

Dota 2 Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani

Title image courtesy of Alliance

The last Minor of the 2018-2019 DPC season will kick off tomorrow in Kiev for the Starladder Ukraine Minor. 

It is the last chance for two teams to book a ticket to the final DPC Major of the 2018-2019 season. Eight teams will be competing in Kiev for one of two available slots for the EPICENTER Major and the last shot at collecting enough DPC points to earn a direct invite to TI9. 

While a ticket to EPICENTER could make any TI9 dreams come true, Alliance, EHOME and Mineski are right on the cusp and need the Major DPC points to clinch an invite. Without that, they can easily fall out of contention and be relegated to the closed qualifiers. 

compLexity Gaming would need to qualify and then take a 5-6th place finish while hoping other teams didn't pass them up. Team Anvorgesa, Team Sirius and Winstrike all would need to qualify and then take a top 3 spot to consider heading to TI9 directly. 

NiP is the only team that is playing without the same type of pressure, having already secured enough points to be working on their visas for China already. 

Starladder Ukraine Minor groups

The eight teams have been divided into two groups of 4 teams each:

Group A Group B
Anvorgesa Team Sirius
EHOME Ninjas in Pyjamas
Alliance compLexity Gaming
Winstrike Mineski

 

Starladder Ukraine Minor format

The group stage will be held in the GSL-format, following the results of which, two teams from each group will go to the Playoffs, where they will be expected by the Double-Elimination bracket. All matches of the tournament will be held in the BO3-format, except the final one, in which there are going to be at least 3 maps (BO5).

Starladder Ukraine Minor schedule
*all matches are CEST

June 12th

  • • 11:00 EHOME vs. Anvorgesa
  • • 14:30 Alliance vs. Winstrke
  • • 18:00 Winners' final of Group A

June 13th

  • • 11:00 First round of LB of Group A
  • • 14:30 Sirius vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • • 18:00 Mineski vs. compLexity

June 14th

  • • 09:00 Winners' Final of Group B
  • • 12:30 First round of LB of Group B
  • • 16:00 LB final of Group B
  • • 19:30 LB final of Group A

June 15th

  • • 09:00 UB Semifinal #1
  • • 12:30 UB Semifinal #2
  • • 16:00 UB Final
  • • 19:30 LB Semifinal

June 16th

  • • 13:00 LB Final
  • • 16:30 Grand Final

Starladder Ukraine Minor Viewer info

The broadcast will be held both on Twitch and Facebook, also you can easily choose a convenient channel on live.starladder.com

The tickets for StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor are still on sale, available for purchasing at tickets.starladder.tv. On June 12 and 13 the entrance will be free for all. 

Starladder Ukraine Minor

The Starladder Ukraine Minor will be held from June 10-16th. Eight teams will be competing for the lion's share of the $300,000 prize pool and 120 DPC points. Unlike all other Minors this season, Starladder will be awarding the top TWO teams a spot at the EPICENTER Major, the final spot in the DPC season events. Venue and ticket sales have yet to be announced.  

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Cristy “Pandoradota2” Ramadani
Pandora is a behind the scenes Dota 2 professional Jack of All Trades. When not busy with Dota 2 work, she is out trying to save the world or baking cupcakes. Follow her on Twitter @pandoradota2

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