StarSeries S2: Visitors' guide
So we’ve finally reached a week, when sixteen teams from all over the world will face off in a countering for a trophy of SL i-League StarSeries S2 and a prize pool of $300,000. The squads will enter the fight behind the "closed doors", in a studio environment, but, up from the Friday, all comers will be able to witness the most fascinating matches among the favorite teams from the auditorium of Palace "Ukraina". In that regard, we have prepared a guide for our readers, who will attend the event.
The championship's venue
How to get to Palace "Ukraina"
One of the largest Ukrainian concert halls, which can host up to 4 thousands of spectators, is located in Kyiv, at the address Velyka Vasylkivska, 103. During its long history, the palace hosted a wide range of events. A lot of world-famous artists were performing on the stage of Palace "Ukraina".
There are a few variants of how to reach the venue:
- By subway. The Kyiv subway is the fastest way to access to any city-point. You can get to the venue by reaching to the subway station "Palats Ukraina" — a "blue" subway line.
- By bus or trolleybus (stop "Palats Ukraina").
- By car. If you can afford it, you can use a taxi or you own car.
A scheme of the Kyiv subway
Hotels and hostels
Nearby the Palace "Ukraina" are located a lot of hotels and hostels. In a three-minute walk is situated the "ALFAVITO" (from $150), a bit further is "Predslava Hotel" (from $20) and hotel "Holiday Inn Kiev" (from $200). But still a hostel is the most affordable variant of temporary domicile: in a two-minute walk is located Like Hostel Kiev (from $6), in three — and YourHostel Club (from $3) and in five minutes from the subway station "Palats Ukraina" you can find hostel "Like". Also you have an opportunity to rent an apartment. For example, you can use the service Airbnb that will help you find a flat nearby the palace.
When reaching Kyiv by train, you will arrive at the Central railway station. A subway line and other means of transport are located nearby. You can get to Palace "Ukraina" by route taxi №539 or №507. Also from the railway station to the palace is running a trolleybus №12. If you want to use the subway, you will have to start your route with the "Vokzalna" station, which is situated on the "red line'', going up to the "Khreshchatyk", where you will have to change to the "blue line" at the "Maidan Nezalezhnosti" station, then going the the point of final destination — "Dvorets Ukraina".
The other variant is to reach Kyiv by bus. If you choose this option, the end of your route will be at the Central railway station. The fastest way to get to the palace will be the subway: from stations "Demiivska" to "Dvorets Ukraina". Besides, you can go by trolleybus №12 or by route taxi №507.
Central railway station of Kyiv
There are two large airports in the capital of Ukraine — "Boryspil" and "Kyiv" (also known as "Zhuliany"). From each of them you can effortlessly get to the city center by taxi (from $15), while from “Boryspil” you can reach the venue by bus.
Entertainment and sights
Kyiv — is a cultural and historical heart of a country. Besides the tournament, you will have a possibility to visit a lot of picturesque and interesting places. Among the tourist attractions, we advise you to visit the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, Khreshchatyk or Podil, while at the evening you can walk through the Dnipro riverside, enjoying the lights of the capital.
St. Michael's Square
Palace "Ukraina" is situated in the very city center and in its neighborhood can be found a lot of different facilities, allowing you to have a snack, among which are: El Mate Cuba, Magyar Ház, Korona-club, restaurant "Odessa", Istanbul Meyhane, ESHAK, Friends Cafe, Celentano. We recommend you to visit a restaurant of the national cuisine — "Puzata hata", where you will have an opportunity to taste some traditional Ukrainian dishes.
Friendship of Nations Arch
All macthes of the tournament will be covered by professional casters and analysts of the StarLadder.tv studio, while visitors will have an opportunity to chat with our talents and to get their favorite players’ autograph.