SL i-League StarSeries 13 | Dota 2

SL-i-League-StarSeries-13-esports-bettingOne of the most important tournaments in Dota 2 to ever exist is the SL i-League StarSeries. Now with the 13th season, 12 teams compete for a prize pool of $300,000. For this tournament, only 2 teams are directly invited. The rest of the spots are fulfilled after the end of 5 qualifiers all around the world.

SL i-League StarSeries 13 | Facts:

  • Date: 01/13/ – 01/17/2016
  • Location: Minsk Arena, Belarus.
  • Prize Pool: $300,000
  • Format: Online Qualifiers, Offline Group Stage and Playoffs
  • 12 teams

SL i-League StarSeries 13 | Qualifiers:

There are 5 qualifiers that give 10 spots for the tournament:

  • 4 from Europe & CIS: Alliance Team Logo Dota 2 Alliance, Vega-Squadron-Team-Logo-Dota-2 Vega, Virtus Pro Team Logo Dota 2 Virtus.pro, CIS-Rejetcs-Team-Logo-Dota-2 CIS Rejects.
  • 1 from the last chance qualifier: This qualifier was cancelled, so Team Secret Logo Dota 2 Team Secret and Natus-Vincere-Team-Logo-Dota-2  Navi were directly invited.
  • 3 from China: LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD Gaming, EHOME Team Logo Dota 2 EHOME.cn (withdrew from the tournament, spot given to Secret), Team-Wings-Dota-2-Logo Wings Gaming.
  • 1 from America: CompLexity Team Logo Dota2 CompLexity Gaming
  • 1 from SEA: Fnatic Team Logo Dota2 Fnatic
  • 2 invited teams: Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 EG and Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Liquid

SL i-League StarSeries 13 | Group Stage:

For the Group Stage, the 12 teams were divided into two groups in a round robin format. All matches were played as Bo3. The top teams of each group advanced to the Playoffs Semifinals. The 2nd and 3rd place advanced to the Quarterfinals of the Playoffs.

  • Group A first place: LGD Team Logo Dota2 LGD
  • Group A second place: Alliance Team Logo Dota 2 Alliance
  • Group A third place: Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 EG
  • Group B first place: Team Liquid Logo Dota2 Liquid
  • Group B second place: Vega-Squadron-Team-Logo-Dota-2 Vega
  • Group B third place: Team Secret Logo Dota 2 Secret

SL i-League StarSeries 13 | Playoffs:

The Playoffs consisted of a single-elimination bracket. All matches, including the finals, were Bo3:

  • First place for $120,000: Alliance Team Logo Dota 2 Alliance
  • Second place for $60,000: Evil Genius Team Logo Dota 2 EG

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