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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. 

Match schedule

September, 11th

  • 18:00 Vega vs. Double Dimension
  • • 20:30 M19 vs. Team Spirit


September, 12th

  • 18:00 Gambit vs. Na'Vi
  • • 20:30  XAKOHCHE vs. Team Empire


September, 13th

  • 17:00 M1 Winner vs. M2 Winner
  • • 20:30 M3 Winner vs. M4 Winner

September, 14th

  • 17:00 M1 Loser vs. M2 Loser
  • • 20:30 M3 Loser vs. M4 Loser

September, 15th

  • 17:00 M8 Loser vs. M5 Winner
  • • 20:30 M7 Loser vs. M6 Winner

September, 16th

  • 17:00 Upper Bracket Final
  • • 20:30 Lower Bracket Round 3


September, 17th

  • 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.