StarLadder and i-League has announced the regional qualifiers for the first Minor of the new Dota 2 season that commences next week in six different regions.
The third installment of the StarLadder i-League Invitational will be the first ever Dota 2 Minor event, bringing a $300,000 prize pool to the table and the first qualifying points towards an invite to The International 2018.
However, while just a few days remain ahead of the regional qualifiers for the first Dota event played on a new qualifying system for the next International, Valve still has not clarified the details of this system and how much each of these Minors and Majors will be worth in points.
This comes together with a bunch of questions still anxiously awaiting Valve amidst the entire professional Dota 2 scene, and some teams had henceforth chose to skip the first Minor — as according to StarLadder, Virtus Pro has respectfully declined the invite to the first Minor. – Cara Daftar Sbobet
In the meantime, North American, European and Chinese open qualifiers for SL i-League Invitational S3 are scheduled to take place this coming Saturday on the 9th of September. Still, the list of invited teams to those regions are unknown as of yet, even after StarLadder revealed the teams that will play in the South America, Southeast Asia and the CIS regional qualifiers.
Winners of the qualifiers of each competing region will join two directly invited teams, yet to be announced, to the LAN event which will be held at the CyberSport Arena in Kiev, October 12-15.
The entire regional qualifier process will also be broadcast in English by Beyond the Summit, in Russian by SLTV and in Chinese by ImbaTV.