compLexity Gaming and LGD are the first teams to qualify for the StarLadder iLeague LAN finals in Minsk, Belarus. compLexity Gaming bested Team Archon, 2:1, in the grand finals of the NA qualifier to seize their slot, while LGD defeated Newbee.Young, 2:1. Twelve teams from the four regions – NA, EU, China and SEA – will compete between January 13-17 for the $300,000 prize pool.
— compLexity Gaming (@compLexityLive) November 28, 2015
compLexity Gaming had defeated Team Archon 2:1 with their newly revamped roster featuring the additions of Rasmus “Chessie” Blomdin, Linus “Limmp” Blomdin and Simon “Handsken” Haag.
compLexity Gaming had swept through Digital Chaos 2:0 and then defeated Team Archon 2:1 in the winner finals before facing them again in the grand finals.
LGD gaming had bested DUOBAO and then Newbee Young 2:1 to qualify.
StarLadder StarSeries Season XIII has already kicked off at the end of October with regional qualifiers.
StarLadder had announced the newest, upcoming Season XIII details, boasting 100 matches to be played by the best teams in the four regions – Europe, America, Southeast Asia and China. StarLadder iLeague also received a boost in the prize pool to $300,000 – double last season’s prize fund of $150,000.
The final stage will take place between January 13-17 of 2016, featuring twelve of the best teams – both directly invited and from the group stages – in the capital of Belarus, Minsk.
StarLadder iLeague participating teams
- Team Secret (Groupstage 2)
- Virtus.Pro (Groupstage 2)
- Vega Squadron
- Natus Vincere
- Team Empire
- Team Liquid
- CIS Rejects
- Team Alternate
*Ninjas in Pyjamas dropped out of the tournament and were replaced by Yellow Submarine
- Digital Chaos
- compLexity Gaming
- Team Archon
- Elite Wolves
- Team Unknown
*HCWP disbanded and was replaced by Leviathan before the start of the qualifier.
- First Departure
- Team Satuduatiga
- ViCi Gaming
- Invictus Gaming
- Wings Gaming
*After being invited to or qualifying for The Frankfurt Major, Newbee Young, CDEC Gaming, and EHOME withdrew, as the timing for the group stage conflicted with the Major.
StarLadder iLeague format
StarLadder iLeague prize pool
- 1st place – $120,000
- 2nd place – $60,000
- 3rd-4th places – $30,000
- 5th-6th places – $15,000
- 7th-12th places – $5,000
The event will take place at the Minsk Arena, which is designed for holding international sports, cultural and entertainment events. The seating capacity of the arena is 18,000.
StarLadder StarSeries Season XII
The previous season was hosted in April, at DreamHack Bucharest, in Romania. In an all-Chinese Grand Finals, ViCi Gaming defeated Invictus Gaming, 3-1, to claim the StarLadder StarSeries Season XII championship title.
- 1st place – $67,500 – ViCi Gaming
- 2nd place – $30,000 – Invictus Gaming
- 3rd place – $21,000 – Cloud9
- 4th place – $12,000 – Team Tinker
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