F3, FaZe, C9 will perform at the LAN-finals in Kyiv
The organizers of SL i-League StarSeries S2 have announced the names of teams, who were invited to the final stage. Unfortunately, Optic, Immortals and SK won't be able to take part in the tournament.
The team of Gabriel «FalleN» Toledo has received a direct invite to the upcoming finals in Kyiv more than a month ago. However, SK Gaming passed up a chance to fight for the champion's title of the second season of the StarSeries, as they won't be able to perform in a full roster. We'd like to remind you that due to the health issues of Fernando «fer» Alvarenga, his place will be temporarily taken by Gustavo «SHOOWTiME» Gonçalves. You can learn more datailed information here. Also, according to the organizers' decision, FaZe Clan will go to the Ukrainian capital instead of the Brazilian five. It's worth noting that it will be the first event for the European line-up after the arrival of Aleksi «allu» Jalli.
FlipSid3 will take part in the main tournament's stage
Optic Gaming have successfully finished the online-part of a tournament, securing a ticket to the LAN-finals, but they had to refuse because of a move to the «gaming house». Right now they are busy, issuing all necessary documents. This brings us to Immortals, who had also gained upper hand in the NA qualifier, they won't be able to play in the finals in Kyiv. The reason was their participation at the quals for ELEAGUE S2, the dates of which are concurrent with SL i-League StarSeries S2.
Respectively, the quotas of the Brazilian and American divisions were given to Cloud9 and Renegades. The Australians, in turn, have responded with a refusal, as the online-qualifier of the NA division for ECS S2 will be held at the same time. Eventually, it was decided that they will be replaced by FlipSid3 Tactics.
Also, as it recently was made public, fnatic have turned down the invite to a tournament, that resulted in the invite of GODSENT.
The full list of the attending teams looks as follows:
- Natus Vincere (direct invite)
- Virtus.pro (direct invite)
- Ninjas In Pyjamas (direct invite)
- GODSENT (direct invite)
- Astralis (direct invite)
- G2 Esports (direct invite)
- HellRaisers (direct invite)
- FaZe Clan (direct invite)
- Team Dignitas (EU-qualifier)
- Heroic (EU-qualifier)
- Team EnVyUs (EU-qualifier)
- MVP.Phoenix (CN-qualifier)
- TyLoo (CN-qualifier)
- VG.CyberZen (CN-qualifier)
- Cloud9 (NA-qualifier)
- FlipSid3 (direct invite)
We'd like to remind you that the LAN-finals of the second season of SL i-League StarSeries will be held from September 7-11 in Palace «Ukraine». The tickets are already on sale, available for purchase here.