Today we are carrying the news of the official announcement of another tournament, which is not entirely new, but a new efficiency and a new season.
Starladder has announced its fourth StarSeries i-League CS:GO event, to feature a $300,000 prize pool.
The event will take place from February 17-25 at the Kiev Cybersport Arena, which has hosted a number of StarLadder competitions in the past, with 16 of the world’s best teams in attendance.
The prize pool has been kept the same from last season, which culminated with an offline event at the National Palace of Arts, also in Kiev, in April 2017. With Aleksi “allu” Jalli and Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey still on the roster, FaZe won the event after beating Astralis in the final.
Eleven of the 16 slots will be filled through invites, while the remaining five places will be determined by regional qualifiers, to be held in Europe, North America and Asia.
Details about the Asian qualifier have already been confirmedby Starladder, with the other qualifiers due to be announced only in 2018 along with the invites.
Starladder have revealed details for the Asian qualifier for StarSeries i-League Season 4, which will take place from December 28-31.
The Asian qualifier will determine two out of five qualifying spots (with the remaining 11 invited directly) at the $300,000 finals in Kiev’s Cybersport Arena, which will take place from February 17-25.
Played from December 28-31, the Asian qualifier features teams such as TyLoo, Flash, and MVP PK, among five more Chinese squads, which were distributed into two groups of four depending on seeding.
Groups will be played in a GSL format with the top two sides from each group advancing to a double-elimination, best-of-three bracket.
Here are the groups:
|Group A||Group B|