StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5

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[e][h]StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5
League Information
Organizer:
Version:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Ukraine Kiev
Venue:
CyberSport Arena
Teams:
8
Format:
GSL Group Stage
Single Elimination Playoffs
Prize Pool:
$ 300,000 USD
Start Date:
2018-04-12
End Date:
2018-04-15
Pro Circuit Points:
300
Pro Circuit Tier:
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Chronology

The StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5 is StarLadder and i-League's third and final Minor of the 2017-2018 season.[1]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • Eight teams are divided into two groups of four teams each where they play in a double-elimination (GSL) format.
    • All matches are played in a Bo3.
    • The top two teams from each group advance to the playoffs.
  • Playoffs:
    • Four teams play in a single-elimination bracket.
    • Semifinals are played in a Bo3, while the finals are played in a Bo5.

Broadcast Talent[edit]

The talent list for English and Russian broadcast talent was revealed on 11 April, 2018:[2]

  • Panel Host:
    • Netherlands Sheever (Jorien van der Heijden)
  • Commentators:
  • Analysts:
    • Russia Koldyn (Pavel Skripko)
    • Russia KingR (Rinat Abdullin)
    • Russia TpoH (Maxim Vernikov)
  • Interviewer:

Prize Pool[edit]

The prize pool of the tournament is $300,000 USD and 300 Pro Circuit points.

Participants[edit]

1 Newbee could not attend due to China Faith's passport expiring. VGJ.Thunder replaced them.[4]
2 Brazil c4t stood in for Brazil Bardo due to personal reasons.[5]
3 LGD Gaming withdrew to prepare for other events.[6] They were replaced by Vega Squadron.[7]
4 Malaysia Adam stood in for Sweden pieliedie.[8]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Standings preview
1. OpTic Gaming 2-0 4-1
2. VGJ.Thunder 2-1 4-3
3. FlyToMoon 1-2 3-5
4. Team Kinguin 0-2 2-4

Group B[edit]

Standings preview
1. Vega Squadron 2-0 4-1
2. Fnatic 2-1 4-4
3. Natus Vincere 1-2 4-4
4. SG e-sports 0-2 1-4

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals
Vega Squadron
0
15 April 2018 - 12:00 EEST
Dark Willow Treant Protector Nature's Prophet Gyrocopter Puck
Tusk Lion Underlord Phantom Lancer Lycan
26m57s
Ancient Apparition Underlord Terrorblade Nyx Assassin Viper
Death Prophet Kunkka Disruptor Magnus Juggernaut
46m40s
VGJ.Thunder
2
OpTic Gaming
2
15 April 2018 - 14:30 EEST
Rubick Dragon Knight Elder Titan Morphling Puck
Naga Siren Terrorblade Witch Doctor Pangolier Templar Assassin
69m12s
Razor Tusk Death Prophet Dazzle Phantom Lancer
Naga Siren Beastmaster Vengeful Spirit Weaver Shadow Fiend
31m06s
Rubick Gyrocopter Beastmaster Keeper of the Light Lina
Naga Siren Pangolier Ancient Apparition Lifestealer Kunkka
31m17
Fnatic
1
Finals
VGJ.Thunder
1
15 April 2018 - 18:30 EEST
Lion Terrorblade Razor Night Stalker Dark Seer
Rubick Underlord Earthshaker Venomancer Shadow Fiend
61m31s
Death Prophet Earthshaker Lion Batrider Weaver
Tusk Razor Witch Doctor Visage Faceless Void
38m10s
Earthshaker Lion Death Prophet Abaddon Puck
Tusk Dragon Knight Keeper of the Light Broodmother Troll Warlord
28m00s
Tiny Nature's Prophet Disruptor Pugna Sniper
Razor Tusk Jakiro Sand King Phantom Lancer
30m06s
OpTic Gaming
3

External Links[edit]

Streams[edit]

Interviews[edit]

Player Profiles[edit]

Other Videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. s.perun (2018-03-08). "Invitational S5: first details and open quals' schedule". StarLadder. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. Julia (2017-04-11). "Talent list for StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5". StarLadder.
  3. 3.0 3.1 s.perun (2018-03-16). "SL i-League Invitational: NewBee and NaVi receive the invites". StarLadder. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  4. ImbaTV (2018-03-21). "VGJ.T replace Newbee". Sina Weibo.
  5. SGe_sports (2018-04-06). "Devido a problemas pessoais, nosso capitão Lucas bardo Barbosa não poderá estar presente no nosso próximo compromisso profissional" (in Portuguese). Twitter.
  6. LGD_Fei (2018-04-08). "DAC——开始,不是落幕。 [DAC, the start, not the end.]" (in Chinese). Sina Weibo. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  7. s.perun (2018-04-08). "Vega Squadron to replace LGD at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational". StarLadder. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  8. Fnatic (2018-04-09). "To further develop the team's cohesion and shot calling, we will be starting 343 at StarLadder.". Facebook.