The StarLadder iLeague schedule and talent have been announced. The personalities selected to bring life to the first premium LAN championship of the new year will be onsite broadcasting in three languages – English, Russian and Chinese. Twelve teams will clash in Minsk, Belarus, between January 13-17 for the $300,000 prize-pool and the first championship LAN title of 2016.
— Beyond the Summit (@BeyondTheSummit) January 10, 2016
The StarLadder iLeague schedule has been announced, along with the panel of casters and talent for the first LAN of 2016 and the winter season.
The StarLadder iLeague StarSeries LAN finals will be broadcasted live from Minsk, in English, Russian, and Chinese.
Twelve teams – Evil Geniuses, Alliance, Virtus.Pro, Team Secret, compLexity, LGD Gaming, Wings Gaming, Vega Squadron, Team Spirit, Team Liquid, Na’Vi, and Fnatic – will compete for the $300,000 prize-pool in Minsk, Belarus, between January 13-17.
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries Russian Talent
- Vitaly “v1lat” Volochay – commentator
- Roman “CaspeRRR” Lepekhin – commentator
- Viktor “GodHunt” Volkov – commentator
- Rustam “Adekvat” Mavlyutov – commentator
- Vladimir “Maelstorm” Kuz’minov – commentator
- Anton “mob5ter” Erokhim – commentator
- Ivan “Faker” Demkin – host
- Jaroslav “NS” Kuznetsov – analyst
- Sergey “Smile” Revin- analyst
- Yegor “Jotm” Surkov- analyst
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries English Talent
- David “LD” Gorman – commentator/analyst
- David “Godz” Parker – commentator/analyst
- Owen “ODPixel” Davis – commentator
- Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden – host
- David “Luminous” Zhang – commentator/analyst
- Chan “WinteR” Litt Brin – commentator/analyst
- Anthony “Scant” Hodgson – commentator/analyst
- Bryan “Kpoptosis” Hierren – commentator/analyst
StarLadder iLeague schedule
The StarLadder iLeague 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.
StarLadder iLeague schedule: Group stage
- Matches will be broadcasted live from the studio.
- Teams will be divided into two groups of six.
- Format is best-of-one.
- Top three teams in each group will advance.
Wednesday, January 13
- 09:20 CET Alliance vs. EG
- 09:20 CET LGD vs. Fnatic
- 10:40 CET Alliance vs. Na’Vi
- 10:40 CET LGD vs. Team Spirit
- 12:00 CET Na’Vi vs. Fnatic
- 12:00 CET Team Spirit vs. EG
- 13:20 CET Fnatic vs. Alliance
- 13:20 CET EG vs. LGD
- 14:40 CET Team Spirit vs. Na’Vi
- 14:40 CET Vega vs. Wings Gaming
- 16:00 CET Virtus.Pro vs. Team Secret
- 16:00 CET Team Liquid vs. compLexity
- 17:20 CET Virtus.Pro vs. Wings Gaming
- 17:20 CET Team Liquid vs. Vega
- 18:40 CET Wings vs. compLexity
- 18:40 CET Vega vs. Team Secret
- 20:00 CET compLexity vs. Virtus.Pro
- 20:00 CET Team Secret vs. Team Liquid
Thursday, January 14
- 09:20 CET Na’Vi vs. LGD
- 09:20 CET Fnatic vs. Spirit
- 10:40 CET Alliance vs. LGD
- 10:40 CET Fnatic vs. EG
- 12:00 CET Spirit vs. Alliance
- 12:00 CET EG vs. Na’Vi
- 13:20 CET Wings vs. Liquid
- 13:20 CET compLexity vs. Vega
- 14:40 CET Virtus.Pro vs. Liquid
- 14:40 CET compLexity vs. Team Secret
- 16:00 CET Vega vs. Virtus.Pro
- 16:00 CET Secret vs. Wings Gaming
StarLadder iLeague schedule: Playoff stage
Friday, January 15
- 08:00 CET # 3A Position vs. Position # 2B
- 14:00 CET # 3B Position vs. Position # 2A
Saturday, January 16
- 08:00 CET TBD vs. Position # 1A
- 14:00 CET TBD vs. Position # 1B
Sunday, January 17
- 11:00 CET Grand Finals: TBD vs. TBD
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries LAN
The StarLadder iLeague StarSeries tournament kicked off at the end of October, with regional qualifiers.
At least 100 matches were played by the best teams in the four regions – Europe, America, Southeast Asia and China. StarLadder iLeague StarSeries also received a boost in the prize pool to $300,000 – double last season’s prize fund of $150,000.
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries LAN participating teams
- compLexity Gaming (Winner NA Qualifier)
- LGD Gaming (Winner Chinese Qualifier)
- Wings Gaming (Winner Chinese Qualifier)
- Vega Squadron (Winner EU/CIS Qualifier)
- Alliance (Winner EU/CIS Qualifier)
- Virtus.Pro (Winner EU/CIS Qualifier)
- Team Spirit (Winner EU/CIS Qualifier)
- Fnatic (Winner SEA Qualifier)
- Evil Geniuses (Direct Invite)
- Team Secret (Direct Invite)
- Team Liquid (Direct Invite)
- Na’Vi(Direct Invite)
StarLadder iLeague StarSeries LAN 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 StarLadder iLeague StarSeries 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.