StarLadder i-League StarSeries #4

The fourth season of Invitational by the company StarLadder will take place in Kiev.

The organization

Every person, that is good at eSports, doesn’t matter if it is Dota 2 or CS: GO, has heard about the company StarLadder. StarLadder is famous for hosting large tournaments in such different eSports disciplines as CS:GO, Dota 2 and even HearthStone. This time, StarLadder hosts a tournament in their homeland, in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. The National Palace of Arts "Ukraina" will be a venue.

The format

The championship starts with the group stage that will be hosted by a Swiss system. All matches of the group stage will be played in a bo1 format. 8 best teams of the group stage will get to the playoffs and be put in a Single Elimination bracket, where all matches (including the grand final) will be played in a bo3 format.

The participants

16 best teams in the world will compete in the tournament. 11 of them will receive direct invitations to the LAN final. The rest 5 teams will qualify through the qualifiers in Europe, North America and Asia. With regard to the last division, two teams, that have shown the best performance in the qualifying round, are known at the moment. They are TyLoo and MVP.PK. 

A prize pool

A prize pool of StarLadder i-League Invitational #4 will amount $300,000. The winner will earn a money prize in the sum of $125,000, the vice-champion will earn $50,000 and the bronze medalist will grab $25,000.