The regional qualifiers for the third season of SL- i League looks full of promising matches.
With just a month two go and only two direct invites, the European and North American qualifiers will kick off today with eight teams in each region fighting each other in a bo2 round robin group stage.
However, only the top two teams from Europe and the group winner from America will qualify for the LAN Finals.
There will be huge anticipation as well just as several new rosters makes their respective debuts, with Natus Vincere being one of them, However, their first series, to be played against Team Liquid, is scheduled later — on the 28th of January .
Also making their first appearance is the new flag raised by Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho, Team Onyx (consisting of mason, Abed, BuLba, and DuBu), who will make their first appearance in the American scene this week. Their first series will be against Team Freedom, with whom they drew with at a 1-1 score.
The main event, the StarLadder i-League Starseries Season 3 LAN finals will take place next month, from 23rd to 26th, in China at the Shanghai International Gymnastics Center, with a $300,000 prize pool on the line. Up
But thus far, the only confirmed attendees are Wings Gaming, Vici Gaming J and Invictus Gaming Vitality. Wings themselves were announced as direct invitees.
As for Vici Gaming J and Invictus Gaming Vitality, they joined Wings after making it through the China qualifiers. Meanwhile, another two spots — to be decided from the qualifiers for SEA teams — will soon be known on January 25th.