SL i-League StarSeries Season 2
The second season of the co-jointly operated StarLadder i-League StarSeries will take place in America for the very first time. From July 21st-24th, eight teams from Europe, America, China and Southeast Asia will fight for their share of the $300,000 prize pool provided by the organizers, StarLadder and ImbaTV.
- Three invited teams
- One team from the Europe Qualifier
- One team from the China Qualifier
- One team from the H-Cup
- One team from the America Qualifier
- One team from the SEA Qualifier
- Double Elimination bracket with Bo3 matches.
- Grand Finals are Bo5.
The prize pool is $300,000 USD, split as follows:
- 1 Virtus.pro dropped their squad on 30th of June.
- 2 Newbee withdrew from the tournament and were replaced by the second place team, Invictus Gaming.
- 3 Invictus Gaming were not able to attend due to visa issues and were replaced by compLexity Gaming. 
- "SL i-League StarSeries Dota 2 S2 Announcement!". StarLadder. 2016-05-07. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
- "Newbee放弃晋级名额 iG顶替参加SL i群星联赛". ImbaTV.cn. 20 June 2016.
- "Анонс LAN-финала SL i-League StarSeries S2 по Dota 2". StarLadder. 15 July 2016.