Starladder Organization announced the formation of the final list of teams that will participate in the LAN-finals «SL i-League StarSeries» in Minsk, Belarus. We will see five teams from Europe and two from North America and one from China. All of them will compete for a total prize fund of $ 200,000 for the period from 13 to 17 January next year.
The winners of the European qualifications become Natus Vincere, fnatic, Gamers2, Titan and ex-Team SoloMid. Collectives Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Gamers2 and Titan managed to qualify in Minsk by the passage of the second group stage, where Fnatic and Na'Vi confidently took the first place, and Gamers2 and Titan is located just behind them in second place in Group A and B respectively.
Danes from ex-TSM had to overcome a grid "last chance", where in the last match of the rival ex-TSM made part of the French EnVyUs. The game was filled with intense and wonderful moments. The Danes were able to show themselves as well as possible and to finish the meeting the two cards.
The two strongest teams of America, which have managed to overcome the group stage and the Play-off, steel Luminosity Gaming and Method.
In the Play-off the North American region have been only 8 teams from the previous step. They were to play in a grid Double Elimination format Bo3, but the dates of matches and LAN-finals match with American qualifying for the final off-qualifying at MLG Columbus 2016. That is why there have been only a few games: a series of commands simply refused to take part in favor of more Priority tournament. As a result, to try his strength against the best teams in Europe and China will be able to Luminosity Gaming, who have a direct invite to the tournament in Columbus, and Method, who will perform for the first time before the CIS audience.
Among the strongest of all Chinese teams were representatives CyberZen, though all believed in victory and renowned Chinese team TyLoo. CyberZen were able to take first place in their group without losing a single game. Then the team proved to be a great step in the Play-off. However, it could send TyLoo CyberZen in the bottom grid through which they both took place in the Grand Final and took revenge TyLoo.
The final battle of the tournament «SL i-League StarSeries», the total prize fund of $ 200,000, will be held from 13 to 17 January at the Minsk Arena Stadium (Minsk, Belarus).