StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs kick off today with two quarter final matches.Two teams will be eliminated today and two teams will advance to the semi finals for tomorrow. The day starts with the best-of-three series between Evil Geniuses and Vega Squadron, at 08:00 CET. The next matches won’t take place until 14:00 CET between Team Secret and Alliance. Find out how all of the action unfolded by following our LIVE StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs standings and commentary updates.
Evil Geniuses, Vega Squadron, Team Secret and Alliance will all be competing to proceed to the semi finals and remain in the event.
Two teams will fight to stay alive and see another day at the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries. Two teams will end their journey today and walk away with $15,000 each.
18:50 CET: StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs standings, Brackets
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18:45 CET: StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs standings, quarter finals Upper Brackets: Team Secret vs Alliance
The first game of the series started off to be relatively even and quiet. Once the ball got rolling for Team Secret, they just bulldozed through the Swedish team to take the victory. All of Team Secret’s players were on point, making it difficult to pinpoint one player that carried the others. Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao played a perfect Gyrocopter and Aliwi “w33” Omar had a perfect game as well. Clement “Puppey” Ivanov’s dazzle is something to brag about often with impeccable timing and plays. Team Secret who had been looking less than in form, rose up during the match and reclaimed their image and reputation.
— Nahaz (@NahazDota) January 15, 2016
Alliance had the game with an early lead for the second match, determined not to be sent home early.Gustav “s4” Magnusson’s dominant performance on Queen of Pain and Jonathan “Loda” Berg’s stellar TerrorBlade were a pleasure to watch. However, it would be Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg on Lone Druid that would steal the show for fans. Their push power and teamwork was enough to make an amazing comeback and bring the Swedish team a victory to tie the series.
The third game of the series was all Alliance’s. The Swedish team convincingly took the victory from the Europeans in just over 30 minutes. Jerry “EGM” Lundkvist had a perfect game as did Admiral Bulldog on his infamous Lone Druid.
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs standings: Team Secret 1:2 Alliance. Team Secret has been eliminated from the event. Alliance continue to the semi finals to face Team Liquid.
11:45 CET: StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs standings, quarter finals Upper Brackets: EG vs Vega
Evil Geniuses were able to wipe out Vega Squadron with a two win knock out series.
The first game was relatively even to start, but with both Artour “Arteezy” Babaev and Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora leading in farm and having incredible games, they took the first game in 40 minutes. The two players were also the highlights and key factors in the second match of the series as well. Although the game was much more intense and back and forth than the previous one, UNiVeRsE continue to have a stellar performance, landing amazing Chronosphere’s with his Void and perfect item choices by Ateezy on Loin Druid. Arteezy broke the longstanding record for highest GPM on the hero. The team was able to pull quickly ahead with their teamwork, individual skill and perfect execution and edged out the CIS team.
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs standings: Evil Geniuses 2:0 Vega Squadron. Vega has been eliminated from the event. Evil Geniuses continue to the semi finals to face LGD Gaming.
09:00 CET: The first day of the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs had been delayed due to stage delays. It is expected to get underway soon at the Minsk Arena.
~1 hour or so delay on playoffs beginning for Starladder, sorry guys! Let's just all blame v1lat! 👌👌
— David GoDz Parker (@BTSGoDz) January 15, 2016
08:00 CET: The third day of the StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs is about to get underway at the Minsk Arena.
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs brackets
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs schedule
The StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs schedule will include a group stage held between January 13-14th and the playoff stage to be held at the Minsk Arena, between January 15-17th.
Friday, January 15
- 08:00 CET EG vs Vega
- 14:00 CET Alliance vs Team Secret
Saturday, January 16
- 08:00 CET Evil Geniuses vs. LGD Gaming
- 14:00 CET Alliance vs. Team Liquid
Sunday, January 17
- 11:00 CET Grand Finals: TBD vs. TBD
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries playoffs format
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries LAN prize-pool
- 1st place – $120,000
- 2nd place – $60,000
- 3rd-4th places – $30,000
- 5th-6th places – Vega Squadron/Team Secret -$15,000
- 7th-12th places – Fnatic/Virtus.pro/Natus Vincere/Wings Gaming/Team Spirit/compLexity Gaming -$5,000
The StarLadder iLeague Series LAN playoffs and finals 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.