New details of StarLadder i-League Dota 2 Invitational Season 2

StarLadder has announced groups and the schedule of SL i-League Invitational 2, the first large Dota 2 tournament after the end of The Kiev Major 2017.

SL i-League Invitational Season 2 will be hosted in Shanghai, China from May 18 to May 21. 8 participants will take part in the championship. 6 of them have received direct invitations and other two have passed through the qualifying round.

Teams were seeded in the following way:

Group A

Invictus Gaming
TnC Pro Gaming
Team VG.J
The Alliance

Group B

Team Liquid
Team Faceless
Vega Squadron



All matches of the group stage will be carried out in a best-of-three (bo3) format. The schedule looks as follows (UTC +0):

May 18 — Group A

• 03:00 IG vs. TNC
• 06:00 VGJ vs. Alliance
• 09:00 Winners Final

May 19 — Group B

• 03:00 Liquid vs. Faceless
• 06:00 Newbee vs. Vega
• 09:00 Winners Final

May 20 — Group stage Final

• 03:00 Group A Losers match
• 06:00 Group B Losers match
• 09:00 Group A Final
• 12:00 Group B Final

May 21 — The Grand Final

• 03:00 B1 vs. A2
• 06:00 A1 vs. B2
• 09:00 Grand Final

Winners of the group stage will get to the next stage of the tournament — the playoff. Teams will be seeded in the following way there: the winner of Group A will face the 2nd place of Group B and the winner of Group B will play against the 2nd place of Group A.