Renegades, NRG, OpTic, Luminosity invited to StarSeries S5 NA closed qualifier

Four teams invited to the playoff stage of the StarSeries i-League S5 closed qualifier for North America have been announced, alongside the playoff bracket draw.

Joining teams that made it through the closed qualifier group stage, such as Rogue and Complexity, will be four teams based in North America, but only one of them consisting of majorly North American players.

k0nfig will be looking for his first LAN appearance with OpTic

Renegades and NRG are the two heavy-hitting invites, as both teams sit in the top 20 of our rankings, while Luminosity and OpTic will both be looking for a first LAN appearance with their new-look squads. OpTic's big shuffle that saw them bring over three Danish players hasn't been bringing the desired results, while the Brazilian side has just revealed the additions of Lucas "steel" Lopes and Rafael "zakk" Fernandes, formerly of Immortals.

The single-elimination, BO3 bracket will kick off today with the first two matches of the quarter-finals, with the second two following tomorrow:

United States NRG vs. United States Swole Patrol
Brazil Luminosity vs. United States Rogue
Australia Renegades vs. United States eUnited
Denmark OpTic vs. United States Complexity

Only the best team from the North American region will qualify for the LAN event, which will feature 16 teams in total. Currently, only mousesports, the winners of the previous StarSeries i-League season, and HellRaisers, the champions of the Bets.net Masters, are currently confirmed for the $300,000 tournament in Kiev, Ukraine.

Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
Brazil Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Rafael 'zakk' Fernandes
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
95
KPR:
0.51
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Brazil Baitzera_BR 
Optic????
2018-04-23 15:55
#8
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Germany FuckMIBR 
NRG BLOWS COCK
2018-04-23 15:58
#20
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
-k0nfig soon
2018-04-23 15:58
#26
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
how much?
2018-04-23 16:01
I think yes.
2018-04-23 15:56
#17
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Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
Yes, why not?
2018-04-23 15:58
Torqued>OpTic
2018-04-24 19:39
Good
2018-04-23 15:55
#3
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Hungary Ilove2bait 
tier5
2018-04-23 15:55
#21
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Singapore Wadufuk 
It a qualifier....
2018-04-23 15:58
#51
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Spain Lorenzo_Lamas 
Tier5 qualifier
2018-04-23 18:01
#27
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
more like tier999 xDXdDxdXD
2018-04-23 16:02
Oof Edit: left side gonna win
2018-04-23 15:59
#10
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Ukraine w1nth 
cmonBruh
2018-04-23 15:56
#5
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CIS LRtx 
ez rng
2018-04-23 15:56
ez4OpTic
2018-04-23 15:56
7.
2018-04-23 15:56
mummy this is good lineup
2018-04-23 15:56
#11
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Ez Optic
2018-04-23 15:56
#13
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
NO torqued :_:
2018-04-23 15:56
yeah wtf :L
2018-04-23 15:59
direct invitation incoming
2018-04-23 15:59
#37
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Moldova OptimusBlyad 
Hoping for this :-)
2018-04-23 16:20
#39
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Mot
2018-04-23 16:28
#43
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United States AmericaIsBest 
Banned
2018-04-23 17:11
I wish, it’s pretty unlikely they’d get directly invited over NRG though.
2018-04-23 18:25
#42
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United States AmericaIsBest 
They are banneded from starseries probably
2018-04-23 17:11
ez4 NRG
2018-04-23 15:57
Kkkkkkkk
2018-04-23 15:57
Amazing
2018-04-23 15:57
#18
Australia DubL 
Hopefully RNG pull through
2018-04-23 15:58
OpTic BlessRNG
2018-04-23 15:58
#22
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Pakistan perth 
the renegades effect begins get invited to qualifier qualify for lan lose at the lan repeat
2018-04-23 15:59
i mean we made playoffs last starseries so you never know!1!1!1!!1!
2018-04-23 16:04
#29
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Pakistan perth 
who's we you live in australia dog not murica
2018-04-23 16:05
renegods and we are family OwO
2018-04-23 16:06
#61
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Australia t0rrent_ 
Fuck off no scene cunt only 1 out of 16 team win what do you expect
2018-04-24 07:57
#62
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Pakistan perth 
lmao triggered
2018-04-24 07:58
#25
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Germany Flachzange 
yeah the boys
2018-04-23 16:01
#31
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Georgia Broozman 
ez for OnlineNRG
2018-04-23 16:09
No torqued?
2018-04-23 16:14
Why no Torqued?
2018-04-23 16:14
lmao renegades have asia qualifiers, NA qual they go to the lan and exit group as always
2018-04-23 16:15
GL Renegades
2018-04-23 16:18
Torqued?
2018-04-23 16:20
3 non-NA teams. Sad.
2018-04-23 16:25
#63
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Australia CaZeR01 
Coz na scene isnt good enough tbh
2018-04-24 14:55
Torqued? Lol
2018-04-23 16:51
Did Starlader have unbanned Torqued players? Maybe this is a reason.
2018-04-23 17:02
ez 4 LG
2018-04-23 17:17
Should have gotten Torqued
2018-04-23 17:29
steel cucked
2018-04-23 17:45
#52
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Poland Hell2k 
Nrg will rape them lul
2018-04-23 18:06
#53
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United Kingdom veiN_ 
No Torqued, no party.
2018-04-23 18:22
#55
AZK | 
United States tzvn 
no torqued REEEEEEEE
2018-04-23 18:35
#56
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Brazil Xexenho 
GL LG
2018-04-23 18:42
"k0nfig will be looking for his first LAN appearance with OpTic", lol, OpTic pretty much is qualified for EPLS7F, that will be his first appearance.
2018-04-23 18:44
#58
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Let's go LGLOYAL! We can do it BRAZIL ZIL ZIL ZIL! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2018-04-23 19:04
tier 3
2018-04-23 19:11
#64
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Australia CaZeR01 
Good one captain obvious
2018-04-24 14:56
thanks
2018-04-24 15:23
#60
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Brazil beckergod 
Optic no qualify for this Disband. LUL
2018-04-24 00:00
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