SL iLeague StarSeries s2 day 3 sent three home and left three remaining. Digital Chaos, Evil Geniuses and F.R.I.E.N.D.S have been eliminated. Team Secret have advanced into the Grand Finals leaving Na’Vi and Fnatic to battle it out in the lower brackets. The quest for the grand finals resumes with the lower bracket finals starting at 22:00 CEST, followed by the best-of-five Grand Finals.
SL iLeague StarSeries s2 day 3 was an eventful day for six of the original eight teams. Three of them bid farewell to their last title hopes before TI6.
Evil Geniuses and Digital Chaos have much to chew on – including a not so successful Oracle mid for Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan – as they head into the final preparations and practice.
F.R.I.E.N.D.S, on the other hand, walked away with $22,500 and a side of pride with their very commendable fourth place result. The ex-Virtus Pro roster had caused major waves in the brackets after they upset and bested both compLexity and Evil Geniuses 2:1.
After sweeping through Na’Vi 2:0 – Team Secret advanced into the Grand Finals – leaving Na’Vi and Fnatic to rematch for the third time in just a week. Last week Na’Vi had bested Fnatic 2:1 in the lower brackets Round 2 of The Summit 5 and again only days ago in the quarterfinals of SL iLeague StarStar s2 in the opening match.
No doubt Fnatic will be blood thirsty – looking to exact their revenge in the rematch. The series is expected to be intense with the Ukrainians in prime form and good spirits and Fnatic armed with an on site analyst and diverse strategies.
Rounding out the night, the best-of-five Grand Finals will grant one TI6 bound team a crown – and a target – to wear walking into the greatest Dota 2 event of the year.
SL iLeague StarSeries s2 day 3 recap
Fnatic vs. Digital Chaos
F.R.I.E.N.D.S vs. Evil Geniuses
Na’Vi vs.Team Secret
F.R.I.E.N.D.S vs Fnatic
SL iLeague StarSeries s2: Format
Teams will play Double Elimination brackets. Matches will be Best-of-3, while the contenders for the title who will face each other in the Grand Final will play out five maps.
SL iLeague StarSeries s2: Schedule
Day 4, July 24th-25th
- 22:00 CEST – Lower Bracket Finals
- 01:00 CEST – Grand Finals
SL iLeague StarSeries s2: Prize pool
- 1st place – $135,000
- 2nd place – $60,000
- 3rd place – $37,500
- 4th place – $22,500 – F.R.I.E.N.D.S
- 5th-6th place – $15,000 – Digital Chaos/Evil Geniuses
- 7th-8th place – $7,500 – CDEC.Youth/compLexity Gaming
SL iLeague StarSeries s2: Broadcast
All the matches will be covered in English and Russian by BTS and SLTV studios.