StarLadder StarSeries Season XIII kicks off today, with an increased prize pool of $300,000. The first matches are scheduled for today, October 21st, at 14:00 CEST and the final stage will take place between January 13-17, 2016, in Belarus, Minsk.
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StarLadder has 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 StarSeries Season XIII also gets 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 StarSeries Season XIII participating teams
- Team Secret (Groupstage 2)
- Virtus.Pro (Groupstage 2)
- Vega Squadron
- Ninjas in Pyjamas
- Natus Vincere
- Team Empire
- (monkey) Business
- Team Liquid
- CIS Rejects
- Team Alternate
- Digital Chaos
- compLexity Gaming
- Team Archon
- Elite Wolves
- Team Unknown
- First Departure
- Team Satuduatiga
- ViCi Gaming
- Invictus Gaming
- Wings Gaming
StarLadder StarSeries Season XIII format
StarLadder StarSeries Season XIII 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