SLTV StarSeries IX viewer's guide
Curious to find out when your favorite team will take the stage in Kiev this weekend? Look no further, as we present you our official viewer's guide.
SLTV StarSeries IX Finals will offer a hefty $30,000 in prize money, an increase of 100% from the previous season's $15,000, with the winners going home $14,000 richer.
Originally the four teams making the trip to Kiev were supposed to be NiP, Titan, Virtus.pro and fnatic, but the DreamHack Winter champions decided to not attend the finals.
kennyS makes his debut in Titan today
Replacing fnatic are Natus Vincere, who finished first runner-ups to the four finalists in the regular season. In the first round they will face the number one seeded NiP.
Titan, who shocked the scene last week by recruiting Kenny "kennyS" Schrub to replace the departed Richard "shox" Papillon, will debut with their new lineup later today against Virtus.pro.
|Friday, May 2|
|15:00||NiP||vs. Natus Vincere||BO3|
|Saturday, May 3|
|15:00||Lower bracket final||BO3|
|18:30||Upper bracket final||BO3|
|Sunday, May 4|
The entire event will be played using a double elimination best-of-three system and a seven map pool. Grand final will be played out in a best-of-five, with the team coming from upper bracket up 1-0.
SLTV StarSeries IX Finals will officially kick off in just over two hours from now. Action will continue until Sunday evening, when the new champions will be crowned.