StarSeries i-League Season 6 announced; to feature BO1 Swiss stage
StarLadder revealed details about the upcoming StarSeries i-League season, which will take place in early October.
StarSeries i-League Season 6 will be similar to the previous seasons of the competition in many ways, with 16 teams traveling to Kiev, Ukraine, where they will compete for a $300,000 prize pool. To host the tournament, StarLadder will once again cooperate with ImbaTV, who specialize in the Asian market.
The tournament will be played in the Kiev CyberSport Arena, which hosted StarSeries i-League Season 4 and the group stage for Season 5, as well as many other Counter-Strike events in the past. StarSeries i-League Season 6 will take place on October 7-14, after ESL One New York and before Blast Pro Series Copenhagen.
The first five days in Kiev are reserved for the Swiss stage, which is reverted back to BO1s after BO3s were used for the past two seasons. The playoffs, open to visitors, are to be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with BO3s used in all matches except for the final, which will be a BO5.
Starting it all off will be the StarSeries i-League GGBet Qualifiers in Europe and North America, with Asian qualifiers being held by ImbaTV. Details about the number of qualifier slots for each region, as well as the total number of invited teams, have not been revealed yet.