StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Chongqing viewer's guide
With StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Chongqing 2018 set to start, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the information you need regarding the tournament.
Running on March 22-25, the next StarLadder invitational event will see eight teams duke it out in Chongqing, China, for a share of the $150,000 prize-pool, of which the winner will take a total of $75,000 home.
Teams have been split into two groups of four, with Vega Squadron being drawn in the same group as TYLOO, MVP PK and SCARZ Absolute, whilst Group B will see Polish side AGO battle it out against Spirit, Flash and BOOT-d[S].
Below you can find the group draw for the event:
|Group A||Group B|
The event will kick off with a GSL-format group stage, whose initial and winners' matches are best-of-ones. Then, the elimination and deciding games will consist of best-of-three series.
From there, the top two teams from each group will advance to the best-of-three, single-elimination playoffs.
Here is how the full schedule for StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Chongqing looks like:
|Thursday, March 22|
|06:00||Vega Squadron||vs. SCARZ Absolute||BO1|
|07:00||TYLOO||vs. MVP PK||BO1|
|11:00||Group A winners' match||BO1|
|12:00||Group B winners' match||BO1|
|Friday, March 23|
|06:00||Group A elimination match||BO3|
|09:00||Group B elimination match||BO3|
|12:00||Group A decider match||BO3|
|Saturday, March 24|
|06:00||Group B decider match||BO3|
|Sunday, March 25|
As for the on-air talent team, the organisation has invited three casters to guide the viewers through the action:
Ryan "Flakes" Oliver
Niels "rizc" Topp
Dustin "dusT" Mouret
The distribution of the $150,000 prize-pool is as follows: