OpTic, Immortals to skip StarSeries

SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Americas qualifier's finalists, OpTic and Immortals, will skip the $300,000 event. Cloud9 and FlipSid3 will take their place in Kiev from September 7-11, while FaZe have been announced as SK's replacement.

In early August, SK revealed Fernando "fer" Alvarenga wouldn't be able to play for the team for the following two months due to health issues and went on to confirm dropping out from the Season 2 Finals of StarSeries as a result.

Their replacement was chosen to be FaZe, who recently acquired the services of former ENCE sniper Aleksi "allu" Jalli.

It has come to light that both North American finalists, OpTic and Immortals, will also skip the $300,000 event, as the former are moving to their new gaming house while the latter dropped out due to the event clashing with ELEAGUE Season 2's open qualifiers.


allu's offline debut with FaZe will come earlier than expected

For replacements StarLadder have reached out to Cloud9 and Renegades as the next in line, being the semi-finalists of the Americas qualifier. The Australians have however declined because of the ECS Season 2 Development league, set to start on September 9.

FlipSid3 received an invitation instead and the Ukraine-based team will be travelling to Kiev for the event running from September 7-11.

With the announced changes, the full team list for SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 Finals is following:

CIS Natus Vincere  Poland Virtus.pro Sweden NiP Sweden GODSENT
Denmark Astralis France G2 Ukraine HellRaisers  Europe FaZe
Denmark Dignitas Denmark Heroic France Envy Korea MVP Project
China TYLOO China VG.CyberZen  United States Cloud9 Ukraine FlipSid3
Brazil Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Fernando 'fer' Alvarenga
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1142
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
Finland Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Aleksi 'allu' Jalli
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1391
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.11
ez for GODflusha, GODjw, GODpronax, GODznajder, GODkrimz
2016-09-01 20:11
sad
2016-09-01 20:10
Simple 4 s1mple
2016-09-01 20:20
#29
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United States Drifter808 
No big loss imo
2016-09-01 20:11
+1
2016-09-02 01:30
EZ
2016-09-01 20:32
sad
2016-09-02 13:14
#2
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Spain Miki2K 
Nice! C9 in!!! Deserved, gl C9!
2016-09-01 20:11
RIP C9
2016-09-01 20:16
#48
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Spain Miki2K 
rip VP, c9 beated everyone in America even LG, ez :)
2016-09-01 20:18
It's not like VP is the second best team in the world and rape C9 on every LAN encounter
2016-09-01 20:57
LOL secone best ?? Are you drunk?
2016-09-01 21:58
#86
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Spain Miki2K 
rofl this fangay is retarded, top in the world are obviously different team than VP who lost against Penta :)
2016-09-01 22:05
#94
DaZeD | 
Italy RoyaLn1 
You are obviously retarded if you can't understand the difference between lan and online events for vp. nova 2 detected...
2016-09-02 07:40
#96
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Spain Miki2K 
lel supreme here, madboy ;) i forgot that the best teams and players are from Italia, oh wait... There are not any rofl
2016-09-02 12:13
#97
DaZeD | 
Italy RoyaLn1 
Why do you bring up the pro scene of italy while we are talking about vp? I guess because you have no arguments left. And btw, better have no pro scene than a shitty like yours. Get off cunt. Any 12 years old silver can say hes supreme on hltv, so i dont really believe you, but if you are, lets be real, you are more retarded than if expected a person can be.
2016-09-02 13:05
#99
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Spain Miki2K 
you can add me madboy, link on my profile: steamcommunity.com/id/mikihappy77/ btw im way older than 12 yo :* and lol its not better to have few good people from shitty country than nobody lul triggered
2016-09-02 14:07
#106
DaZeD | 
Italy RoyaLn1 
Well, it shows that your iq is below average then, because i cant see why you relate to a quote that says vp is the second best team right now with:" they lost against penta, so they are not." 1. They played against Penta a few months before, so it has nothing to do with their recent results and form. 2. They won big tournaments like eleague and lost in an extremely close fashion against sk in the major, the undisputed number one team in the world at that time. 3. Tell me an alternative for the second best team, you wont find any name. Never said you are 12years old btw., you are just not smart enough to understand.
2016-09-02 15:41
#107
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Spain Miki2K 
they lost to penta few days ago, rofl, if you dont know anything dont talk shit about other people :) Check this bruh and just admint that u failed :* hltv.org/match/2304270-virtuspro-penta-e..
2016-09-02 15:55
#108
DaZeD | 
Italy RoyaLn1 
was talking about the relegation match, a bo3. In a bo1 there is upset potential against everybody, u failed with all your points so im not really sure what u are talking about.
2016-09-02 19:23
I'm not even a VP fangay but VP is 2nd on hltv right now they've beat fnatic 2-0 and almost SK 1-2 on major and also everyone knows that VP are struggling online btw why u judge my scene if you don't have any?
2016-09-02 15:05
only getting to go to lan because the team that beat you can't go xd
2016-09-01 20:51
#100
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Spain Miki2K 
nice english, didnt get what did you want to say because your describing skills and grammar together are terrible
2016-09-02 14:10
c9 good but optic deserveded
2016-09-02 14:10
#103
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Spain Miki2K 
c9 won over 15 matches and beat 2-0 teams like SK, Liquid, Optic and then lost once because they were unlucky against optic 2-1 so they fucking deserve that spot, btw nice csgo scene in your country? Who is your best player? Jeesus?
2016-09-02 14:16
Online games only
2016-09-02 14:36
Nice :D
2016-09-01 20:10
j
2016-09-01 20:10
#5
blameF | 
Andorra Kidiot 
EZFORLALLY
2016-09-01 20:11
ez
2016-09-01 20:11
gg
2016-09-01 20:10
#8
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Turkey FeverSpeed 
ez cloud9
2016-09-01 20:10
#9
hones | 
Czech Republic Zmetekcze 
y
2016-09-01 20:10
1
2016-09-01 20:10
rofl
2016-09-01 20:10
n1
2016-09-01 20:10
c9 to make it out of groups?
2016-09-01 20:12
d
2016-09-01 20:10
N1
2016-09-01 20:10
#16
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United Kingdom chippyuwu 
ez4c9
2016-09-01 20:11
LOL EZ 4 CLOUD 9 ECKS DEE
2016-09-01 20:11
#18
GeT_RiGhT | 
Poland NTG7 
weqwqewq
2016-09-01 20:10
1
2016-09-01 20:10
1
2016-09-01 20:10
#21
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Finland Juups 
k
2016-09-01 20:10
#22
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Sweden compan 
r
2016-09-01 20:10
Y Tho
2016-09-01 20:10
1
2016-09-01 20:11
omfg i thought Northern Arena ROFL.. thought shit was cancelled or smth
2016-09-01 20:11
#56
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Faroe Islands LIVING_MEME 
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL
2016-09-01 20:35
ayy
2016-09-01 20:35
#27
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United Kingdom 1NvErT 
Expected
2016-09-01 20:11
HYPE
2016-09-01 20:11
#30
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United States SoNftw 
Nice! Let's go C9!!!
2016-09-01 20:11
ez 4 c9
2016-09-01 20:11
#32
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Spain akproxx 
why immortals why
2016-09-01 20:11
damn this tourney
2016-09-01 20:11
#34
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Bulgaria VIKILITEXX 
Rghl
2016-09-01 20:12
Flipsid3 lul
2016-09-01 20:12
Put allu as the pic, get all the finnish clicks. EZ
2016-09-01 20:12
Ez to nip
2016-09-01 20:12
#38
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China Paracios 
ez 4 godsent
2016-09-01 20:13
good those faggot shitty immortals don't belong in a tournament of this calibur anyway
2016-09-01 20:14
#40
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Brazil prkz0r 
could9 always getting the lefovers haha
2016-09-01 20:15
16-0
2016-09-01 20:25
#53
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Brazil prkz0r 
BR 2 majors + 3 other international titles NA 0 Immortals have more inter titles than the whole NA together hahahahahaha
2016-09-01 20:27
when your whole scene cheats id expect some titles
2016-09-01 20:39
#60
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Brazil prkz0r 
NA can't win shit even with Adderall HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAhAHAHAHA
2016-09-01 20:41
sk cant win shit without cheats HAHAHHAHHAAHAHAHHHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHAHAA
2016-09-01 20:43
#62
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Brazil prkz0r 
0 Proof of use of Cheats NA admitted to use Adderall HEUHUEHUEHEUHEUHEHUEUHU
2016-09-01 20:43
lets look at current form shall we
2016-09-01 20:57
#71
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Brazil prkz0r 
Current form? like 1 day ago, 1 week, 1 month? So Cloud9 don't look so bad? LUL BR domination in 2016, cry NA fangay
2016-09-01 21:03
br domination in 2016 elegiggle still never beat fnatic ahhahaha
2016-09-01 21:18
#75
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Brazil prkz0r 
fnatic is that needed to beat us, they couldn't pass semis hahaha
2016-09-01 21:22
katowice 3-0 never forget
2016-09-01 21:23
#77
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Brazil prkz0r 
NA never win anything, never forget
2016-09-01 21:24
16-0 never forget 2 times xD
2016-09-01 21:29
#79
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Brazil prkz0r 
1 = 1st time new lineup 2 = with stand-in after vacation LUL Summer is over NA, back to being bad
2016-09-01 21:33
Because you get banned for cheating and also USA: 46 Gold Brazil: 7 Gold LUL
2016-09-01 21:40
#82
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Brazil prkz0r 
where got banned? LUL
2016-09-01 21:52
#90
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
LUL,major champion can't win 1 round against t2 NA team
2016-09-02 01:20
#41
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United States Warfororks 
ez $$$ for c9
2016-09-01 20:15
#43
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Hong Kong eldoodaks 
ez 4 c9
2016-09-01 20:16
#44
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Spain Alser 
Bullshit excuse from OpTic
2016-09-01 20:16
yey c9 <3
2016-09-01 20:17
#47
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
nice, better team got the spots anyway
2016-09-01 20:17
Eleague more important :/. Happy that cloud9 got a spot though, want to see them against top eu teams.
2016-09-01 20:24
lol c9. well good luck to every team ! just hope tyloo and CyberZ can put up a good showing.
2016-09-01 20:30
#58
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Netherlands Imrivendill 
eZaF for FaZe
2016-09-01 20:37
YOUNG STEW!
2016-09-01 20:45
Tyloo and VG have visa?
2016-09-01 20:46
#83
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
They've had a long time to prepare so they should be ok same with MVP
2016-09-01 21:53
#65
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Israel ZiinTotH 
What about fnatic?
2016-09-01 20:46
Moving in to a house is more important than a $300,000 tournament, I guess.
2016-09-01 20:49
ez
2016-09-01 20:59
HR an F3 so lucky, now better show a good game to prove their invites were worth it :))) Gl
2016-09-01 21:06
#74
f0rest | 
Germany Gloin 
How much did Jack Etienne pay?
2016-09-01 21:20
#81
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Europe midi 
Damn starladder should ban those skippers for a season or two like they've done in the past.
2016-09-01 21:43
#85
roman | 
Palestine ndr[o] 
cloud9 is a wasted replacement.
2016-09-01 22:04
#87
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Bangladesh drvken 
Lul idiots
2016-09-01 22:15
Ez for c9 now
2016-09-01 22:34
gear being cracked down on. no brazilians
2016-09-01 23:44
CLOUD9 COMING FOR THE TOP
2016-09-02 01:27
#95
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Russia razorVJ 
gaming house sounds so gay
2016-09-02 09:09
#101
f0rest | 
Estonia Rebae 
EZ 4 MA BOI LELE
2016-09-02 14:10
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