StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3
The StarLadder and ImbaTV companies present the third joint season of StarSeries in Dota 2. The best squads from four world-regions — Europe, North America, Asia and China — will fight for 8 tickets to the final tournament's stage, held in the largest city of the Celestial Empire — Shanghai.
- Two invited teams
- Two teams from the Europe Qualifier
- Two teams from the China Qualifier
- One team from the America Qualifier
- One team from the SEA Qualifier
- Group Stage
- Two groups of four teams
- Double-elimination (GSL) format with matches played in Bo3.
- Top two from each group advance to Playoffs.
- Four teams play in a single-elimination bracket
- Semifinals is in Bo3, finals is in Bo5.
The prize pool is $300,000 USD, split as follows:
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