SL i-League Invitational Shanghai with $150,000 prize pool
StarLadder and ImbaTV have announced that they will host an invitational tournament in Shanghai with $150,000 up for grabs.
Running from November 2-5, the SL i-League Invitational Shanghai will see eight top teams from all over the world compete for the grand prize of $75,000.
PGL Major Krakow champions Gambit and Chinese heavyweights TYLOO are the first two teams confirmed for the event, with three more invitees due to be revealed soon. The final three participating teams will be determined by regional qualifiers, held in Europe, China and in the CIS.
In Europe and in the CIS, the qualifiers will consist of two closed stages, the first featuring 16 teams, who are split into two single-elimination brackets. The two finalists from both brackets will then advance to a second stage, in which they will be joined by four other invited sides. The format for the Chinese qualifiers has not yet been revealed.
The team list for the event currently looks as follows:
|Invite #3||Invite #4|
|Invite #5||EU Qualifier|
|CIS Qualifier||China Qualifier|
Below you can find the prize money breakdown for the event: