Space Soldiers withdraw from SL i-League Invitational Shanghai

Space Soldiers have announced that they will skip the StarLadder i-League Invitational event in Shanghai due to a schedule conflict.

The announcement follows Space Soldiers' qualification for the European Minor, an event that will run at the same time as the SL i-League competition, after beating Binary Dragons, HellRaisers and ex-Outlaws in Sunday's closed qualifier.

The Turkish giants had booked their spot at the Chinese event after winning the European qualifier with a 2-0 victory over HAVU in the grand final.

Space Soldiers will skip the SL i-League event to attend the Minor

Eight teams will be in attendance at the StarLadder i-League Invitational Shanghai, which will run from November 2-5 and feature $150,000 in prize money. 

Contacted by HLTV.org, a Starladder official stated that the organisation is currently in talks with potential replacements for Space Soldiers, with more news expected shortly.

The team list for the Chinese event currently looks as follows:

Kazakhstan Gambit China Flash
China TYLOO Russia Spirit
Europe TBD Europe Invite #3
CIS Invite #4 North America Invite #5
#1
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Poland cGev 
Wasted invite
2017-10-16 18:32
#9
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Spain Hola) 
disband
2017-10-16 18:30
#60
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Turkey Mustafa- 
Why disband best turkish team? they are tier 2 ikr
2017-10-16 18:47
#75
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
More likely tier5
2017-10-16 18:53
#91
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United Kingdom BasedSora 
no they're not. Individual talent on the team is very high. Better teamwork and better strats would make them a tier 1 team imo
2017-10-16 19:13
#96
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Turkey TheRustle 
kk
2017-10-16 19:24
okk
2017-10-16 20:27
#140
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United States mers_cs 
even there is not a tier 15 latvian cs player
2017-10-16 21:41
#164
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
At least I'm not American :)
2017-10-17 15:40
#172
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United States mers_cs 
3rd nation country ...
2017-10-18 19:48
They didnt get invited.
2017-10-16 19:36
#5
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Denmark JustYes 
rip soldiers
2017-10-16 18:30
#6
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Greece PentaGR 
lul
2017-10-16 18:30
It’s hillarious that they didn’t even care about other tournaments’ schedule.
2017-10-16 20:38
#152
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Spain Almendrix 
Which one? Cause starladder schedule was known way before eleague major.... volvo doesn't care about other competitions, and csgo in general lmai
2017-10-17 00:56
That’s what I’m talking about, señor
2017-10-17 01:34
#163
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Spain Almendrix 
So we both are in agreement, brazilian fakeflagger mate!
2017-10-17 13:26
#165
broky | 
Latvia De1Co 
Actually it seems like they care, they are starting to answer questions, making better updates and releasing them faster! But I agree, they didn't care, but will see how it turns out :)
2017-10-17 15:42
#8
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Poland Shlatter 
expected
2017-10-16 18:30
bad scheduling by Eleague and Valve
2017-10-16 18:30
Why does Valve care if Turks miss tier 5 events in favor of Minor
2017-10-16 18:50
if you think it's only Turks missing tier 5 events and see no other problem for the last week then you haven't been following the scene good enough. I recommend you to read hooch's open letter to Valve; tl.gd/n_1sq8e5a
2017-10-16 18:53
#87
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
hooch is tier10 so nt. But in all fairness, I agree with him a lot in what he's saying. There's such a complete lack of care from organizers and from valve that is really shameful. The one thing that annoys me the most is that the CIS region can't play their own minor in their own region. It's fucking ridiculous.
2017-10-16 19:08
hooch being tier 10 atm or the fact that he was a quarterfinalist at a previous major is irrelevant. Someone like Richard Lewis or Thoorin or SirScoots would be tier 99 if they were pro players nonetheless they are some of the most respected authorities when it comes to CS:GO. And arguably hooch is the absolute authority when it comes to CIS region since he is the definition of a seasoned veteran. It was ridiculous for Valve to think it was OK to hand the most important qualifiers of CS:GO to CEVO and announce the dates 1 week prior to actual qualifiers and that's my point. Don't even get me started about Asia not even getting open qualifiers.
2017-10-16 19:15
#142
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
"hooch being tier 10 atm or the fact that he was a quarterfinalist at a previous major is irrelevant" Joke ------ Your head.
2017-10-16 21:49
#160
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Turkey Opslake 
Seeing swedistan user is persecution
2017-10-17 09:43
Its yoke, but still, no tier 1 cs gets affected by this so its bit really that big of a deal expect for the olayers ofc
2017-10-16 21:13
nice 1 valve
2017-10-16 18:30
sad
2017-10-16 18:30
#13
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United States ichibaNcs 
HAVU PLEASE
2017-10-16 18:30
#29
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Finland Jonzu95 
+1
2017-10-16 18:31
#80
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Finland 2no2qr 
+1
2017-10-16 18:59
+1
2017-10-16 19:39
agreed. They were the finalist. Havu deserves it
2017-10-16 21:14
#147
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Turkey partyoctopus 
yeah invite the other finalist #havuja
2017-10-16 23:44
+1
2017-10-17 00:02
#14
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United States xadidax 
lul ss
2017-10-16 18:30
lul
2017-10-16 18:30
Diz plzzz
2017-10-16 18:30
#18
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Finland kAlluYT 
Pray 4 havu
2017-10-16 18:30
#43
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
GL HAVUJA, i really liked the supporters on chat vs SpaceS
2017-10-16 18:35
#47
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
More like it was cringy as fuck. Just like any twitch chat
2017-10-16 18:37
#51
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
Bro they kept spamming the same shit, they didnt say "amk, oç" or something else and every single one said the same
2017-10-16 18:38
#53
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Whats ur statment man. Im saying the same shit. Finnish kids vs turkish kids
2017-10-16 18:39
#54
ropz | 
Turkey eauchaud 
Anyway have a nice day
2017-10-16 18:40
#55
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
U2 bro
2017-10-16 18:40
#82
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Finland 2no2qr 
<3
2017-10-16 19:00
Havu pls BlessRNG
2017-10-16 18:30
Maybe they didnt gave them visa? racists
2017-10-16 18:30
#23
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Norway Phancy11 
Gj volvo
2017-10-16 18:31
#25
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Portugal Ruas 
Dig please
2017-10-16 18:31
#26
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Other TengriBenim 
good job valve and eleague
2017-10-16 18:31
#28
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Denmark potatomato 
expected
2017-10-16 18:31
havu will replace them probably
2017-10-16 18:32
wise decision. SS already made too much money from lower tier tournaments.It's better to try your chance for major
2017-10-16 18:32
Invite TEAM5 :D they deserve to go on lan :D
2017-10-16 18:32
#144
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Poland zJe 
Rofl their last match 16-0.
2017-10-16 21:52
Its all valves fault. And cevo also fucking things up. I told u, no more major in na. It just sucks for all of us
2017-10-16 18:33
#98
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Turkey TheRustle 
+989588788588
2017-10-16 19:27
2017-10-16 18:33
#38
2017-10-16 18:40
Good decision.
2017-10-16 18:34
Havu pls
2017-10-16 18:35
#45
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Russia majncly 
ez4havu
2017-10-16 18:36
rip 75k $
2017-10-16 18:37
#49
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
My team to replace them?
2017-10-16 18:38
#50
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Havu is alot better then some teams that played the closed quals for the minor. Why didnt they attend?
2017-10-16 18:38
#61
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Finland Hunajaperse 
got rekt at round of 128 or something =/
2017-10-16 18:47
#66
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Portugal dracø 
In all fairness, they got rekt by dignitas. The seeding was retarded, havu should've never been in the same bracket as them
2017-10-16 18:50
#73
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Finland Hunajaperse 
oh ok, didn't know that, didn't watch the open quals/ how the bracket was. ty ty!
2017-10-16 18:51
#79
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Dignitas was crying about not getting an invite and they couldnt qualify. Kinda funny
2017-10-16 18:58
#81
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Portugal dracø 
They were right tho, it was the 1st time a team that atended the major qualifier had to go back to the open qualifier. Plus they were caught in the middle of the shitshow. Regardless, they didn't show enough to make me think they had a chance in the minor qualifier, let alone the rest.
2017-10-16 19:00
#84
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
I know i know. Just saying its kinda funny
2017-10-16 19:04
#63
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
they got rekt in open quali
2017-10-16 18:48
#52
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Spain SaileSamkaed 
Dignitas please!
2017-10-16 18:39
If you see this .txt file while scroling you have been visited by VALVe good events and scheduling will come to you but only if you comment 'thank mr valve' under this text
2017-10-16 18:45
#102
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Turkey TheRustle 
thank mr valve
2017-10-16 19:35
#162
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Sweden zeromeister 
Fuck mr volvo
2017-10-17 10:11
Dignitas
2017-10-16 18:46
They're wasting time going to the minor, they won't get through
2017-10-16 18:46
This mentality is why you suck in life my bro, why you have low self esteem, no confidence, no girl etc
2017-10-16 20:52
I have plenty of self confidence, but I don't have confidence in kebab team why would I
2017-10-16 20:54
You might have plenty of self confidence of course but your mentality is why you failed in life.
2017-10-16 20:55
no u
2017-10-16 21:09
No I failed in life cause Mohammad took my job.
2017-10-17 06:30
#62
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Poland GlubekTop1 
AGO ez invite
2017-10-16 18:48
#65
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
ago will be on minor as well, stupid polak
2017-10-16 18:49
ago will at the minor
2017-10-16 18:50
most shitty starladder event ever? two chinese teams and two cis teams?
2017-10-16 18:49
#68
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
easy money for suckers who didn't get qualified to eu minor
2017-10-16 18:50
Worth...
2017-10-16 18:50
#71
s1mple | 
Turkey tugi 
Then invite them in the next tournament directly, they just qualify for everything but can't attend thanks to some issues
2017-10-16 18:50
#72
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
fakin gaben
2017-10-16 18:51
#74
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Portugal dracø 
Another schedule fuck up.. how hard can it be to calendarize the minors/major. Fucking amateurs
2017-10-16 18:51
#77
Calyx | 
Turkey Yusuf10 
sad
2017-10-16 18:54
Turkroachs
2017-10-16 19:02
#97
woxic | 
Turkey razendd_ 
report idiot
2017-10-16 19:24
#85
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France t3r4byt3 
just let HAVU go to the tournament? they were 2nd after all
2017-10-16 19:07
Without them here it will probably be an easy cleanup for gambit unfortunately
2017-10-16 19:08
Shouldn't be this hard to appropriately schedule major events around each other, this is getting ridiculous. Was looking forward to XANTARES in China.
2017-10-16 19:10
HAVU to play in there?
2017-10-16 19:10
#90
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Norway zyxsaje 
havuuuu
2017-10-16 19:11
AGO/HAVU will get this slot
2017-10-16 19:18
#99
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
ago? LUL ago qualifed for minor already
2017-10-16 19:30
He’s dumb polish fangay
2017-10-16 20:42
#94
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Finland kappaboi 
invite havu & nip
2017-10-16 19:22
#95
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle 
thanks valve! stupido
2017-10-16 19:24
Expected no problem minor > shangai GL to finnish kiddos myb they can go lan =DD
2017-10-16 19:32
#101
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Israel MopSiLENCE 
Invite Havu!
2017-10-16 19:35
Amk valvesi
2017-10-16 19:38
#106
rain | 
Norway IndiZone 
dig?
2017-10-16 19:40
#107
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United Kingdom drackula 
Couldn't get VISA, local lans only for terrorist turks these days
2017-10-16 19:50
0/8
2017-10-16 19:55
#108
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Germany NiceC 
Inv Havu would only be fair. Also: Expected Xantares Landodger Keepo
2017-10-16 19:53
#109
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Turkey Jarrod 
Thx volvo
2017-10-16 19:54
thank mr fucking valve
2017-10-16 20:08
#112
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Portugal wiseGOD 
DIGNITAS. I want to see how they do it on lan.
2017-10-16 20:14
space soldiers is a joke team.. fucking disrespectful Turks. Don't go around accepting invites and then cancel
2017-10-16 20:17
They qualifed you dum
2017-10-16 20:22
u wanna fight bro?
2017-10-17 01:18
#118
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
dumb fuck, it's the same date with eu minor
2017-10-16 20:32
yo bro, i'll find u and fight u.
2017-10-17 01:19
#166
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
you want my address bruh :)
2017-10-17 16:52
yes brah
2017-10-17 18:59
#114
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Ethiopia lolocacacoco 
they might invite navi
2017-10-16 20:20
Won’t happen
2017-10-16 20:44
Rip Rog masters and Shanghai... Gj valve
2017-10-16 20:28
#119
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India transformer 
Invite NIP or VP and the NIP or VP FANS will be happy :D :D
2017-10-16 20:32
I bet on HAVU in qualifer grand finals cuz i thought ss will throw NOICE
2017-10-16 20:40
#126
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
same
2017-10-16 20:47
#123
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Turkey Tormund1 
invite havu they deserved
2017-10-16 20:42
#139
NiKo | 
Bosnia and Herzegovina MRYENER 
I think havu or nip
2017-10-16 21:41
#143
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Portugal snoozevlc 
ez for dignitas
2017-10-16 21:50
just imagine how shitty ss stickers would be
2017-10-16 23:31
#151
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Turkey Tormund1 
Ss stickers could be shitty but i would buy xantares stickers for my ak-47
2017-10-17 00:47
So Turks threw away the Asus ROG qualifier spot and now the SL ileage spot just to lose in the minor to optic and LDLC?
2017-10-17 00:27
#150
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Turkey Tormund1 
They have to try
2017-10-17 00:46
#153
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Turkey haram123 
lol
2017-10-17 01:11
good call they knew they cant compete with teams like tyroo and frash
2017-10-17 05:19
I though they would fail on purpose to qualify because they would not attend it. Ez way to rip^my money ^^.
2017-10-17 09:49
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