SL i-League Invitational Shanghai groups, schedule revealed

Starladder has revealed the groups and the schedule for the upcoming SL i-League Invitational event in Shanghai.

Running from Thursday to Sunday at the Jing'an Sports Center, in Shanghai, the Chinese event will feature eight teams - five invited and three qualified -, who will battle it out for $150,000 in prize money.

A double-elimination, best-of-three group stage will lead into a single-elimination bracket, featuring the top two teams from both groups.

Virtus.pro will face Flash in the first round

Virtus.pro, who came in second at EPICENTER, have been drawn in a tough group that includes Asia Minor champions Renegades, Chinese side Flash and Finnish team HAVU.

Heroic, the second-highest rated team in attendance, will take on Spirit in the first round of Group A, which also includes TYLOO and HellRaisers.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Denmark Heroic Poland Virtus.pro
China TYLOO Australia Renegades
Europe HellRaisers Finland HAVU
Russia Spirit China Flash

The complete tournament schedule looks as follows:

Thursday, November 2
03:00 Denmark Heroic vs. Russia Spirit BO3
06:00 China TYLOO vs. Europe HellRaisers BO3
09:00 Australia Renegades vs. Finland HAVU BO3
12:00 Poland Virtus.pro vs. China Flash BO3
       
Friday, November 3
03:00 Group A elimination match   BO3
06:00 Group B elimination match   BO3
09:00 Group A winners match   BO3
12:00 Group B winners match   BO3
       
Saturday, November 4
03:00 Group A decider match   BO3
06:00 Group B decider match   BO3
09:00 Semi-final #1    BO3
12:00 Semi-final #2   BO3
       
Sunday, November 5
07:00 Third-place decider   BO3
11:00 Grand final BO3
#5
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France stambert 
ez havu
2017-10-30 16:02
#38
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
HELLRAISERS they invited to qualifer of qualifer LOSTED they invited to main qualifer LOSTED now they invited to tournament CLAP CLAP STARLEADER
2017-10-30 16:22
#45
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United States Milo_Davis 
Losted?
2017-10-30 16:29
#67
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Vietnam NaMNaMNaM 
Lostered*
2017-10-30 17:07
Lostereded*
2017-10-30 17:26
Lobstered*
2017-10-30 17:35
Yo where them dancing lobsters at tho
2017-10-30 17:38
#110
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United States Texas_nigga 
Lost’ved
2017-10-31 00:27
#60
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Kazakhstan Bombardian 
eliminated*
2017-10-30 16:47
gambit invited anywhere LOSTED
2017-10-31 02:53
#61
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Brazil coldzao2 
wouldnt be surprised by VP losing to Flash tbh
2017-10-30 16:48
#102
TaZ | 
Poland DraggerPL 
I afraid of it too. Its vp you never know whats gonna happen
2017-10-30 20:34
#7
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Italy EzForMagiskb0Y 
No SS? :/
2017-10-30 16:02
Ahhhh yes that makes sense
2017-10-30 16:07
#111
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United States Texas_nigga 
The couldn’t afford the flights to China that’s also why
2017-10-31 00:28
I miss Schutzstaffel too :(
2017-10-30 16:13
#143
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United States Texas_nigga 
+1
2017-11-01 23:56
Minor...
2017-10-30 16:19
ez4 virtus pro
2017-10-30 16:02
#9
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Finland hotdog^ 
vp better make it to finals
2017-10-30 16:02
bo3 format ez for VP
2017-10-30 16:30
Ez for ISSAA the best camel rider
2017-10-30 16:05
#21
Petra | 
Netherlands taorus 
ahhahaa
2017-10-30 16:06
#80
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Asia lairaf 
best player with c4
2017-10-30 17:39
+111 Not as good as pasha with toilets you know cuz he used to be a plumper ;))
2017-10-31 02:44
#15
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
If VP don't win this! xD
2017-10-30 16:04
#55
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Poland 0VERATED 
They might dont care about this shitty tournament and throw this but if they play seriously they wont loose a single map in the whole tournament
2017-10-30 16:43
#63
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Brazil coldzao2 
ahahaha E X C U S E S
2017-10-30 16:48
#72
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
Why go to a tournament if you don't care? Braindead polak
2017-10-30 17:22
Participation trophies and ez salary
2017-10-30 17:39
#99
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Poland 0VERATED 
Seems you are 12 yo stupid astralis fan. Maybe this tournament is so shitty that they dony care, for example they didnt care about wesg 2017 and as snax said in interview they didnt even practice for that tournament cause there werent good enemies and they didnt care. They won everything so they dont care about some chinnese shit. Organiaztions have that much money that they dony care too. Use your brain if you have one astralis kidoo
2017-10-30 19:31
Seems you are 12 yo stupid astralis fan. Maybe this tournament is so shitty that they dony care, for example they didnt care about wesg 2017 and as snax said in interview they didnt even practice for that tournament cause there werent good enemies and they didnt care. They won everything so they dont care about some chinnese shit. Organiaztions have that much money that they dony care too. Use your brain if you have one astralis kidoo
2017-10-30 20:50
#106
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Poland 0VERATED 
Exactly
2017-10-30 21:04
#112
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United States Texas_nigga 
There’s a 150k prize pool so they still could make some decent money by winning
2017-10-31 00:29
#134
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Poland 0VERATED 
Orgs makes 150 k per day so they dont care too. Even on wesg 2017 wich had 1.5 milion $ prize pool they didnt care cause they were practicing to major but seems that this brain dead danish idiot cant get this
2017-10-31 10:50
#144
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United States Texas_nigga 
Yeah he is dumb. Some tournaments are just to practice new tactics
2017-11-01 23:57
#146
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Poland 0VERATED 
Propably they dont have one. Try to imagine their situation. 3 days ago they ended second epicenter. They werent in home propably. They just go to sleep after bo5 and next day fly to china. They are in very good mood and they dont need wins on some t3 teams to know that they are good cause they already won on faze and gambit. They propably didnt even watch flash' demos cause they know they are ez as fuck. They didnt do new tactics cause they didnt have time. But flash will play full concentrated very nervous and they will very very focus while vp will dont give a shit. Sry for my english but i hope you got this
2017-11-02 00:04
#126
zonic | 
Denmark Phoey 
That comment shows me that you must be talking about yourself. I feel sad if you're a day older than 13.. What a waste of a human life.
2017-10-31 07:45
#16
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Sweden EraXYT 
EZ for HAVU
2017-10-30 16:05
#70
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Sweden TopEraX 
+1 Whoa another EraX? Hmmmmmm
2017-10-30 17:15
#71
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Sweden EraXYT 
Copycat swedenistan fag
2017-10-30 17:19
#17
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France Static2k 
gg
2017-10-30 16:05
#18
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Liberia tfldx 
nice timezone lul
2017-10-30 16:05
#22
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Norway jon_be_goode 
>Virtus.pro, who came in second at EPICENTER, have been drawn in a tough group that includes Asia Minor champions Renegades, Chinese side Flash and Finnish team HAVU. >Chinese side Flash and Finnish team HAVU >tough group xDD
2017-10-30 16:06
I saw that too LOL
2017-10-30 16:15
#40
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Croatia Jack Russell 
Lmao
2017-10-30 16:25
Vp out on groups again Ez predict
2017-10-30 16:33
#113
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United States Texas_nigga 
Have any of you heard of Flash before the Asia Minor?
2017-10-31 00:31
They are like top 3 in asia good aimers so they could upset if they have good day vp usually have hard times meeting aimers
2017-10-31 13:12
#142
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United States Texas_nigga 
>Asian CS >Tactics and teamplay Asian teams can’t win because they have no tactics and teamplay
2017-11-01 23:55
Actually I think this is a tricky group for VP, on the other side Heroic and HR will probably make it out.
2017-10-30 16:06
#114
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United States Texas_nigga 
HR has a kebap and a terrorist on their team. How are they going to win?
2017-10-31 00:32
Spirit is fodder and Tyloo is a constant disappointment
2017-10-31 00:48
#145
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United States Texas_nigga 
There is probably a lot of internal problems with HR too because Kebaps and terrorists don’t mix well with Eastern Europeans. Spirit is better than HR. TyLoo is also a joke team and should stick to tournaments with 100k or less prize pool
2017-11-02 00:00
'tough group' lol, not like two of the three teams besides VP that are good are in the other group
2017-10-30 16:06
#64
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Brazil coldzao2 
VP will lose to them
2017-10-30 16:49
#109
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Australia Lachurs 
Cough cough VP vs RNG dream hack masters malmo cough cough
2017-10-30 21:35
just terrible hours to watch
2017-10-30 16:07
#123
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Australia malalm 
idk im happy to not have to watch vods
2017-10-31 03:46
#130
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Australia JingleBells 
When youre Australian and an event is held in asia and you dont have to wake up at 3 am to watch
2017-10-31 10:19
#27
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Russia v1p3rrr 
VP Renegades HR TyLoo (SPIRIT PLS) Renegades-VP final VP win
2017-10-30 16:07
#87
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Brazil Sukitay 
you honestly think a consistent tier2 team like heroic won't make it out? over fucking tyloo? LUL
2017-10-30 18:14
#115
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United States Texas_nigga 
TyLoo is garbage. They should stick to Chinese events as they are a wasted spot at other events. Such as this. But then a spot got wasted by it being given to a Chinese team that nobody new existed.
2017-10-31 00:35
#138
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Russia v1p3rrr 
Oh didnt notice heroic well, hr heroic (btw tyloo can make it too)
2017-10-31 19:08
#29
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
ez for flash
2017-10-30 16:12
terrible group draw
2017-10-30 16:14
rip avangar chokers, would do a lot more than spirit. if qikert doesnt miss 20 bullets on the mac10 guy coming out of drop it wouldve been 2-0 avangar
2017-10-30 16:15
#34
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Norway Phancy11 
Heroic activated VP slump in katowice, it's time to revenge.
2017-10-30 16:16
yeah they have broken them mentally
2017-10-30 18:45
#95
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
yes, this match on nuke 14-16 it broke them mentally
2017-10-30 19:08
exactly especially because it was in katowice and they had the match and stage infront in their hands but gave it away, like ELEAGUE FInal and the finals from yesterday =(.
2017-10-30 20:50
#107
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Norway Phancy11 
They didn't "gave it away", heroic played very good that nuke, they had a lead like 15-10 if I remember correctly so VP just fail to comeback, it wasn't throw. I think VP did fail map veto, ofc they are one of the best teams on nuke, but its best map for heroic too. They could ban it and play for example mirage ez win then.
2017-10-30 21:14
#35
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India nicebaitm8 
VP will win for sure. HR will fail to make it out of groups. They will be invited to semifinals again ffs.
2017-10-30 16:18
#37
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Brazil DooteR_ 
VP will win...
2017-10-30 16:21
#39
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
vp vs heroic grand final ez VP
2017-10-30 16:23
#41
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Poland MakaPaka1337 
VP must be in finals, epic final against SK and now EZ against heroic/renegades
2017-10-30 16:26
And lose both
2017-10-30 16:27
#43
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Poland MakaPaka1337 
XD NT NT
2017-10-30 16:28
Grand final 6 am BRT, China events are shit
2017-10-30 16:28
The whole world doesn't revolve around your country or your timezone does it now?
2017-10-30 16:40
#89
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Brazil Sukitay 
why do you even care bro, not a single brazilian team attending, i'll watch just to bet or whatever. They should have the schedule that suits them, or for the europeans that will watch.
2017-10-30 18:16
? That's what i was saying lul
2017-10-30 19:00
#136
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
Wtf why did you just contradict your first statement?
2017-10-31 12:00
LUL
2017-10-31 09:03
Tyloo match 06:00 TT
2017-10-30 16:30
bo3 format ez for VP
2017-10-30 16:31
#49
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Russia Rusev 
If VP lose to Flash...
2017-10-30 16:32
#51
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Brazil zptz 
LETS GO VP BRAZILIANS ARE WITH YOU
2017-10-30 16:35
#52
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India neo_g5 
HAVU and Flash are going to have a tough time
2017-10-30 16:37
#54
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Singapore De_argint 
It's ez for Tyloo, but hard for Flash.
2017-10-30 16:43
#101
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China TylootoMajor 
+1
2017-10-30 20:34
#56
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Sweden hudgun 
ez 4 vp xd
2017-10-30 16:44
#57
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India XyZ9999 
Ez VP
2017-10-30 16:44
if VP takes it serious they will win EZ, but you never know. Teams like Renegades are hungry and capable upsetting VP. Group A is the tougher Group because neither of the team is really in form and i wouldnt bet on Heroic performing like they should
2017-10-30 16:46
#66
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Singapore De_argint 
Yea, that's true. VP can defeat any team just like you saw in EPICENTER. And VP can also be defeated by any other team.
2017-10-30 16:52
It really isn't worth watching with these shit casters and desk. YNK and Natu analysing games? can it be MORE BORING?????????
2017-10-30 16:46
#68
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Norway Phancy11 
It's minors on same dates so fcuk this t3 event. I'll maybe watch some VP matches that's it.
2017-10-30 17:11
bondik plays againts HR but he still belongs to that organisation. LUL
2017-10-30 16:48
#65
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Brazil mth^ 
A must-win to confirm the return of VP btw
2017-10-30 16:50
+1
2017-10-30 17:13
#73
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
VP better win this shit... I'm cheering for them all the way.
2017-10-30 17:23
#75
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Also good to see a full BO3 format, just like EPICENTER. More tournaments should do this, it's way better and much more entertaining... And the TRUE better team wins. No random BO1 upsets and shit like that.
2017-10-30 17:29
#86
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Norway Phancy11 
Exactly, major should go epicenter format, but 4 groups, would be perfect. And raise prize pool ofc. No chance then for shit like BIG make it to playoffs.
2017-10-30 18:02
#96
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
i would take much more time, major contains of 16 teams, 4 groups, every single match bo3? It would take 2 weeks
2017-10-30 19:12
#76
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Brazil digozamaral 
IF VP DONT WIN THIS TOURNAMENT I AM DONE
2017-10-30 17:33
ez vp I hope
2017-10-30 17:33
#82
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Greece knk74 
Plz vp dont fuck this shit up
2017-10-30 17:43
#83
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Finland Abelzini 
HAVUJA!
2017-10-30 17:47
#84
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Asia HikaruS 
easy for Flash and Tyloo.
2017-10-30 17:54
#88
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go Brazil, we can do it! Let's go VP, we can do it! we smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-10-30 18:15
#90
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Brazil Sukitay 
I'll help you guys out. Heroic 2 vs. 0 Spirit TyLoo 1 vs. 2 HellRaisers Renegades 2 vs. 1 HAVU Virtus.pro 2 vs. 0 Flash
2017-10-30 18:19
#91
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
Good luck to Renegades, Tyloo and Flash
2017-10-30 18:32
VP are they travelling rn to china? I mean the first place brings only as much as the second place of Epicenter lul. I wouldn't surprise if VP doesn't make it out of the group. Low Tier tournament (no prestige tbh), but a tournament win could gain confidence even more.
2017-10-30 18:47
#97
NEO | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
They are moving straight from St. Petersburg to China.
2017-10-30 19:20
alright
2017-10-30 20:50
#98
NEO | 
Poland Mimaaacz 
inb4 VP out in groups for ultimate memes
2017-10-30 19:21
#132
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Australia JingleBells 
Indeed
2017-10-31 10:25
BnTeT will rekt VP in the finals then finally vp will buy its own country star player from the chinese
2017-10-30 19:58
Can VP prove they are back for real and that EPICENTER wasn't just a fluke? For the sake of the scene I kinda hope so.
2017-10-30 21:17
#117
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Australia Googgy 
rng vp final ez
2017-10-31 00:56
HAVU should upset Renegades. Looking forward to seeing sergej and Aleksib on LAN!
2017-10-31 01:24
#131
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Pakistan perth 
could* Yeah they very well could. These matches are the type renegades end up somehow losing.
2017-10-31 10:24
It will be an interesting match indeed. RNG guys are really confident because of their recent results at the Asian Minor, plus we don't know how HAVU is going to perform on their first big international LAN (hope they can show their full potential though)
2017-11-01 00:24
#140
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Pakistan perth 
Either really bad or really good. I don't see them just going 'average' if that makes any sense.
2017-11-01 05:08
I got you mate. Totally agree with you ;)
2017-11-01 20:27
EZ for the boys.
2017-10-31 02:11
#122
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China Ava1ondraGon 
GO GO GO VP!
2017-10-31 03:14
#124
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez $$ for vp
2017-10-31 04:08
nobody mentioned HR as a team which can win this one
2017-10-31 05:29
#127
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Italy CHEBBOxxx 
one thing is 100% sure: VP won’t win. they simply don’t have winning mentality
2017-10-31 07:50
bondik vs hr
2017-10-31 09:09
#133
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Australia JingleBells 
VP are either gonna win this tournament without dropping a map or lose to havu and go out in groups. Depends on which VP shows up
2017-10-31 10:26
#135
jks | 
Australia Mosski 
that's cool
2017-10-31 11:55
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