Will these organizations come together and find a solution? Will Valve step in? Or will teams just have to choose to participate in one over the other??
SL i-League Invitational Season 4
China will be the location of the 4th iteration of the StarLadder i-League Invitational. It will take place from the 1st to 4th of February and will have $300,000 and 300 Qualifier Points on the line.
8 Teams will be taking part in the main event. Team Liquid and Newbee were directly invited to the event while SG Esports, Team Kinguin and Team Empire have already qualified for the event via the South American, European and CIS qualifiers respectively.
The SEA Open Qualifiers for this event will be conducted on the Faceit platform on January 6th -7th, followed by the Regional Qualifiers which will kickoff on January 9th.
- January 6th, 2018
|Round of 256||01:30 PM||04:00 PM|
|Round of 128||02:45 PM||05:15 PM|
|Round of 64||04:00 PM||06:30 PM|
|Round of 32||05:15 PM||07:45 PM|
|Round of 16||06:30 PM||09:00 PM|
|Quarterfinals||07:45 PM||10:15 PM|
- January 7th, 2018
|Semifinals||02:30 PM||05:00 PM|
- The top two teams from the Open Qualifiers will move on to the Regional Qualifiers.
- All rounds will be BO1s except for the semifinals which will be BO3 matchups
Registration Link: Click HERE
Registations Close: 6th January, 12:30 PM IST | 03:00 PM SGT
ESL One 2018: Katowice
With 16 teams set to participate in the Main Event, the top 3 teams on the Dota 2 Pro Circuit table; Team Liquid, Team Secret and Virtus Pro have already been invited to the event. While the 7 other invites are yet to be announced, ESL has released the details of the qualifiers.
Open Qualifier Schedule
|North American Open Qualifiers||January 7th 2018|
|South American Open Qualifiers||January 6th 2018|
|South East Asian Open Qualifiers||January 6th 2018|
|European Open Qualifiers||January 6th 2018|
|CIS Open Qualifiers||January 6th 2018|
- Regional Qualifier Schedule
9th January 2018 – 12th January 2018
- Up to 512 teams
- Single elimination, BO1s (except for the last round, which will be BO3s)
- 4 teams qualify for the closed qualifier
- 12 teams in total
- Single elimination, BO3s (except for The Grand Finals, which is a BO5)
- 8 teams directly invited
- 4 teams qualify through open qualifiers
- The top 4 teams get a bye in round 1
Open qualifiers for all regions outside China are being held through the ESL Play website. You can register for them on the below links
• North America
• South America
Registrations close on 6th January 2018. Only 512 slots are available, so hurry up and register your team before they close.
AFK Gaming will be streaming select SEA Open Qualifier matches on our Twitch Channel.
Images Sourced from ESL and Starladder