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Invitational S2: teams’ seeding and tournament’s schedule

The first big Dota 2 tournament after Kiev Major, SL i-League Dota 2 Invitational S2, will take place on May 18-21 in Shanghai, China. As always, the tournament will bring together eight participants: 6 of them received the direct invites and 2 teams more - passed the qualifying stage.

SL i-League Dota 2 Invitational S2

The Invitational will kick off from the group stage, where the teams will be divided into 2 groups. The group stage will be held in the GSL system, where, in the first round, the squads will get the opponents randomly, while in the following one - the winners of the first match will play against each other for the first line in the group, and the losers - for a right to go on through the tournament. The third round will throw together two remaining teams in a match for the second place and a slot in the Playoffs.

The teams’ seeding

Group A Group B
IG Liquid
TNC Faceless
VGJ Newbee
Alliance Vega


All matches within the group stage will be held up to 2 victories (Bo3). The schedule of the tournament, CEST (+6 for the local Shanghai time):

May 18. Group А

  •  04:00  IG vs. TNC
  •  07:00  VGJ vs. Alliance
  •  10:00  Winners Final


May 19. Group B

  •  04:00  Liquid vs. Faceless
  •  07:00  Newbee vs. Vega
  •  10:00  Winners Final


May 20. Group stage final day

  •  04:00  Group A Losers match
  •  07:00  Group B Losers match
  •  10:00  Group A Final
  •  13:00  Group B Final


Winners of the group stage will go further to the Playoffs, where they will be seeded according to places, secured in their groups. The winner of a group А (А1) will play against the second place of group B (B2). Respectively, the winner of group B (B1) will face off against the second place of group A (A2).

May 21. Grand Final

  •  04:00  B1 vs. A2
  •  07:00  A1 vs. B2
  •  11:00  Grand Final


All the latest news from the tournament may be found on the official page of SL i-League Dota 2 Invitational S2. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Facebook page and the YouTube-channel, in order not to miss matches and to watch the games’ records.