Seeding and schedule of the closed CIS-qualifier
From September 11-17 eight CIS-teams will fight for a slot in the first Minor-tournament of this season in Dota 2 — SL i-League Invitational S3.
A closed qualifier in CIS was started with open quals, which could be attended by anyone interested. The direct invites were received by the following teams: Natus Vincere, Team Spirit, Team Empire, Vega Squadron, Gambit Esports and M19. The aforementioned teams were joined by the winner of open qualifier — team Double Dimension and the squad which came second — XAKOHCHE.
The squads will play in the bracket of Double-Elimination. The matches will be held in BO3 format, the final clash — BO5. The closed quals will be opened by M19 and Team Spirit. A start of the first match is scheduled for September 11th, 17.00 CEST.
- • 18:00 Vega vs. Double Dimension
- • 20:30 M19 vs. Team Spirit
- • 18:00 Gambit vs. Na'Vi
- • 20:30 XAKOHCHE vs. Team Empire
- • 17:00 M1 Winner vs. M2 Winner
- • 20:30 M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner
- • 17:00 M1 Loser vs. M2 Loser
- • 20:30 M3 Loser vs. M4 Loser
- • 17:00 M8 Loser vs. M5 Winner
- • 20:30 M7 Loser vs. M6 Winner
- • 17:00 Upper Bracket Final
- • 20:30 Lower Bracket Round 3
- • 17:00 Lower Bracket Final
- • 20:30 Grand Final
Links to the Russian-language and English-language streams:
The main stage of SL i-League Invitational S3 will be held from October 12-15th in Kiev, in «Kiev CyberSport Arena». Eight teams will share the prize pool of $300,000, as well as the first points for the next The International.