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Announcement of SL i-League StarSeries S3

The StarLadder and ImbaTV companies present you the announcement of the third joint season of StarSeries in Dota 2. The best squads from four world-regions — Europe, North America, Asia and China — will fight for 8 tickets to the final tournament's stage, held in the largest city of the Celestial Empire — Shanghai.

Aside from the high-prestige champions' trophy of SL i-League StarSeries, the teams will play for a prize pool of $300,000.


Tournament system

Qualifiers for the LAN-finals of SL i-League StarSeries will be held in three stages. Everyone interested will be granted an opportunity to join the strongest teams of their region via the open qualifiers. In Europe, as opposed to the other regions, there will be only two such chances.

Registration for the open-quals is already opened! You can apply for participation and learn the dates of matches via the links:

The winners of the open qual-stage in the North America and Asia will advance straight to the main qualifier.

In turn, the triumphants of two open qualifiers in Europe will be up to fight against the six invited teams within the closed qual-stage. Two of the best teams will secure an advance to the main tournament's stage, where they will fight against the best representatives of their regions for tickets to the LAN-finals.

China   Europe   North America   Asia
CN Main Quals EU Main Quals NA Main Quals SEA Main Quals
CN Invitational Quals EU Invitational Quals
Open Quals Open Quals 1 & 2 Open Quals Open Quals

The main qualifying stage in Europe, North America and Asia will be held in the league-format, while the Chinese teams will play in the Double Elimination system.

The slots' distribution to the LAN-finals:

  • China — 2
  • Europe — 2
  • America — 1
  • Asia — 1
  • The organizer's invites — 2

The LAN-finals' venue

Shanghai - Shanghai International Gymnastics Center

For a champions' cup of SL i-League StarSeries S3 and a prize pool of $300,000, the squads will fight in the largest Chinese city — Shanghai. The venue was chosen to be the Shanghai International Gymnastics Center, built in 1997. The total area is amounted to 24 900 square meters and can accommodate up to 4 000 viewers.

The stream


SL i-League StarSeries S3 will be covered in three languages: Russian, English and Chinese. The Russian-language stream will be held by casters and analysts of the StarLadder studio, who will present you a great deal of positive emotions from the clashes among the strongest teams of Europe, North America, Asia and China.

The stream-channel:

The first live-stream kicks off on December 13! The season will be opened by a group stage in China.

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