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.

keshandr and co. are one of the favourites in Chongqing

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
Korea MVP PK Poland AGO
Japan SCARZ Absolute Singapore BOOT-d[S]
China TYLOO China Flash
Russia Vega Squadron Russia Spirit

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 Russia Vega Squadron vs. Japan SCARZ Absolute BO1
07:00 China TYLOO vs. Korea MVP PK BO1
09:00 Poland AGO vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] BO1
10:00 Russia Spirit vs. China Flash 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
09:00 Semi-final #1 BO3
12:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
Sunday, March 25
07:00 Third-place decider BO3
11:00 Grand final BO3

As for the on-air talent team, the organisation has invited three casters to guide the viewers through the action:

United Kingdom Ryan "Flakes" Oliver
Denmark Niels "rizc" Topp
United States Dustin "dusT" Mouret

The distribution of the $150,000 prize-pool is as follows:

1. $75,000
2. $35,000
3. $15,000
4. $10,000
5-6. $4,500
7-8. $3,000

#1
steel | 
Norway S0ldat 
1
2018-03-21 17:22
#3
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North America YungKDP 
herro chongqing
2018-03-21 17:22
#7
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Sweden JQ1336 
yes
2018-03-21 17:23
#9
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Sweden JQ1336 
i think this i great news
2018-03-21 17:23
I'm luckily studying there good event
2018-03-21 17:50
#4
Asia YAWEH 
Dream?
2018-03-21 17:23
3
2018-03-21 17:22
#5
JULTN1 | 
Estonia HDTanel 
LETS GO MVP
2018-03-21 17:23
#6
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Europe carelfelix 
Tyloo
2018-03-21 17:23
wwttfff
2018-03-21 17:23
tier 4
2018-03-21 17:24
#11
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Poland LucaS04 
in final i think we will see AGO VS TYLOO , AGO VS VEGA , VEGA VS TYLOO
2018-03-21 17:24
#12
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Lithuania arres 
Final before 3rd place? Maes perfect sense lol
2018-03-21 17:25
ez for ago e sports
2018-03-21 17:25
#14
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Germany AYEON 
ez flash
2018-03-21 17:26
#15
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Poland kvvach 
Final at 8:00 3rdplace at 12:00 nice logic
2018-03-21 17:27
#16
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Greece knk74 
ez 4 vega
2018-03-21 17:28
#17
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Russia M13f 
Ez4Vega
2018-03-21 17:30
ez for MVP
2018-03-21 17:32
ok
2018-03-21 17:33
nice talent lol
2018-03-21 17:34
#21
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Poland ProfessorOwl 
I think ago or vega will win this tournament.
2018-03-21 17:34
#22
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Poland Ryunar 
Ez for AGO and BOOT, the best POLISH csgo SQUADS
2018-03-21 17:37
#30
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Boot is from singapore lol
2018-03-21 18:27
#34
cArn | 
Vietnam milandini 
oops :D
2018-03-21 21:23
#36
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Poland Ryunar 
no they are from Poland just like BnTeT the Polish monster
2018-03-21 23:45
should be ez for AGO
2018-03-21 17:40
boot not polish lol
2018-03-21 17:53
is major? kappa
2018-03-21 17:40
Hard to say, there are no clear favourites. Imo Vega, AGO, Tyloo and MVP have the best chances
2018-03-21 17:41
#31
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Singapore Wadufuk 
Mvp are doing quite well recently,same for tyloo,not sure about vga and ago
2018-03-21 18:28
#26
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Poland DaVarri 
Ez4AGO
2018-03-21 17:43
fyi: (1) chongqing is pronounced chong ching. i guess that's the origin of the racial slur. (2) chongqing has the best spicy food in china.
2018-03-21 18:07
#37
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China RoyZhang 
xD
2018-03-22 00:17
#32
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Pakistan perth 
AGO vs TyLoo final AGO 2-1
2018-03-21 18:28
#33
ROMMEL | 
Finland 14|88 
MVP gonna kick some ass
2018-03-21 19:48
ez spirit. Remember me
2018-03-21 21:57
#39
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Russia JazzyClubs 
+1
2018-03-22 13:28
#38
device | 
Korea NCT127 
lets go
2018-03-22 04:36
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