SL i-League S2 viewer's guide
With the SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 LAN finals around the corner, we have put together a viewer's guide with the most important information about the event, the schedule, the groups and the casters.
The LAN finals were planned to be held in Nanjing, China, but the organizer had to make changes after visas were denied to multiple players. The visa issues were caused by an increase in security measures tied to the G20 summit that was held earlier this month.
The event was moved to Kiev and will be held from September 7-11 at the StarLadder studios and The National Palace of Arts "Ukraina", a venue that holds 3,700 spectators.
The event will take place at Palace "Ukraina"
The tournament itself will have 16 teams split into four groups, with a number of top teams attending. Using the standard GSL format two teams from each group will proceed to the playoffs.
The groups are as follows:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
The first two days of the group stage matches will be played as BO1 in a studio environment. From Friday onwards, the action will be moved to The National Palace of Arts, where the BO3 group stage deciders and playoffs will be held.
The full schedule can be found below:
|Wednesday, September 7th|
|13:00||G2||vs.|| MVP Project
|19:00||Group C - Winners match||BO1|
|Thursday, September 8th|
|10:00||Group A - Elimination match
|11:30||Group A - Winners match||BO1|
|13:00||Group B - Elimination match||BO1|
|14:30||Group B - Winners match||BO1|
|16:00||Group C - Elimination match||BO1|
|19:00||Group D - Elimination match||BO1|
|20:30||Group D - Winners match||BO1|
|Friday, September 9th|
|08:00||Group A - Decider||BO3|
|11:30||Group B - Decider||BO3|
|15:00||Group C - Decider||BO3|
|18:30||Group D - Decider||BO3|
|Saturday, September 10th|
|Sunday, September 11th|
The broadcast crew will feature the legendary Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, the RoomOnFire analyst trio, Henry "HenryG" Greer Greer & Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett, as well as some new talent in Ryan "Flakes" Oliver" and Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire.
The full talent list:
Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - Host
Tickets for the last three days of the event can be purchased via Karabas, ranging from $4-$8. For those who won't be in Kiev this weekend, the matches will be streamed on StarLadder's English and Russian Twitch channels.
For a detailed groups and teams preview, check out our SL i-League StarSeries Season 2 preview by Milan "Striker" Švejda.