StarSeries XIV Finals viewer's guide *
If you've been wondering about SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, when the teams play, who the casters are, or just about anything else about the event in Minsk, Belarus, look no further; here is the viewer's guide with all the information needed.
* schedule has been updated
SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals kicks off tomorrow with group A, which means it's time to gather all information into our viewer's guide.
The first big event of 2016 will take place at the Minsk Arena in the capital of Belarus, and will extend over five days, January 13-17. The first two days reserved for the entire group stage will be closed off to live audience.
The groups are following:
|Group A||Group B|
All matches in the group stage will be played in best-of-threes, with the first-placed team going directly to semi-finals, while second and third-placed will have battle their way through quarter-finals.
Every playoff match will also be played in a best-of-three, as shown in the full schedule below:
|Wednesday, January 13th|
|17:00||Group A winners' match||BO3|
|17:00||Group A elimination match||BO3|
|Thursday, January 14th|
|10:00||Titan||vs. Question Mark||BO3|
|13:00||Group B winners' match||BO3|
|13:00||Group B elimination match||BO3|
|16:00||Group B decider||BO3|
|16:00||Group A decider||BO3|
|Friday, January 15th|
|11:00||Quarter-final #1 (A3 vs. B2)||BO3|
|17:00||Quarter-final #2 (B3 vs. A2)||BO3|
|Saturday, January 16th|
|Sunday, January 17th|
The $200,000 prize pot will be distributed as follows:
Taking you through the action on the official English stream will be the following 12 of the most well-known figures within the scene:
Sue "Smixity" Lee – Host
Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett – Host
Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Caster
James "BARDOLPH" Bardolph - Caster
Anders "Anders" Blume - Caster
Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Caster
Stuart "TosspoT" Saw – Caster
Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson - Caster
Apart from English, the event will also be streamed in Chinese and Russian. HLTV.org will bring you a coverage of SL i-League StarSeries XIV Finals, including galleries, stats, post-match articles, and more.