StarSeries: Outcome of the qualifiers
The qualifying matches for the LAN-finals of the second season of SL i-League StarSeries have officially reached the end. During the month, we were witnessing the teams from all over the globe playing for a chance to fight for the main prize of $300,000.
According to the outcome of the qualifiers, eight teams have accompanied the afore-invited squads, joining the participants' list of the upcoming championship. The victors of the qualifying battles definitely merit the attention, so we've decided to refresh the spectator's memory, briefly outlining their path to success.
The first team to be granted a ticket to Kiev was Team Dignitas. The performance of the Danish five was set off from the initial stage of the qual. — group stage. having dealt with AGG and NokSuKao, dignitas secured the advance from the group.
The further way of the Danes was made through Kinguin, FlipSid3 and EnVyUs. Team Dignitas overpowered all the rivals, so we'll be able to witness their game at the offline-finals of SL i-League StarSeries S2.
The renewed line-up of dignitas will visit Kiev
The second slot in the LAN-finals from StarLadder was clinched by Team X. Just as Team Dignitas, the team of Andreas «MODDII» Fridh has started from the group stage of the championship. Having succeeded in the first stage, X moved forward to the qualifier's Play-off, where they've defeated GODSENT, FaZe Clan and HellRaisers.
The third lucky winner was Team EnVyUs. The Frenchmen have almost effortlessly gained the upper hand, as they had been invited directly to the quarter-finals of the qual. nV managed to deal with Team Spirit, but then they've lost out to dignitas and went to the Relegation Final. However, EnVy coped with the increased tension and prevailed over HR, securing an advance to the LAN.
A system of the NA-quals was like the European one: the group stage and the Play-off in a format of «Single Elimination BO3». Nevertheless, only two teams have managed to gain the ultimate victory, securing tickets to the decisive stage of the tournament.
The next finalists of SL i-League StarSeries S2 became OpTic Gaming and Immortals. The NA and Brazilian squads have started their performance from the second qualifier's stage, being already invited. While OpTic overwhelmed CLG and Cloud9, the former Tempo Storm triumphed over Luminosity Gaming and Renegades.
LAN-debut of tarik in OpTic Gaming will be in Kiev
Eventually, Immortals and OG will represent the American region at the LAN-finals of the second season of SL i-League StarSeries. Unfortunately, Team Liquid won't participate in the championship by StarLadder.
The outcome of the qualifying matches among the Asian squads, the final stage of which was carried out in offline, also should be highlighted. Winners of the CN-qualifier became the following teams: VG.CyberZen, TyLoo and MVP Project. You can learn some more detailed information about the performances of the Chinese and the South Korean teams via the links, attached to their names.
|Natus Vincere (direct invite)||Team Dignitas (EU-qualifier)|
|Virtus.Pro (direct invite)||Team X (EU-qualifier)|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas (direct invite)||EnVyUs (EU-qualifier)|
|GODSENT (direct invite)||OpTic Gaming (NA-qualifier)|
|Astralis (direct invite)||Immortals (NA-qualifier)|
|G2 Esports (direct invite)||TyLoo (CN-qualifier)|
|HellRaisers (direct invite)||VG.CyberZen (CN-qualifier)|
|TBA (direct invite)||MVP Project (CN-qualifier)|
Thus, the participants' list of the final stage of SL i-League StarSeries S2 is almost completed. The names of teams, who will play in Kiev, are outlined above.