Starladder has revealed the slot allocation and the first details of qualifiers in North America, Europe, and Asia for the recently announced StarSeries i-League Season 6.
A total of four slots at the $300,000 tournament are allocated for the qualifiers; one for each of North America and Europe and two for Asia, while the remaining 12 participants will be determined via direct invites.
The 16-team European qualifier will begin with a best-of-three GSL group stage, from where the top eight teams will advance to what StarSeries call "relegation matches". The winners of these matches will go on to face four additionally invited teams in a best-of-three, single-elimination bracket.
In North America, the system will be similar, as four invited teams will get to skip the group stage, which will only feature eight teams.
Details of the Asian qualifier, which will be organized by ImbaTV, have not been revealed.
The schedule of the European and North American qualifiers looks as follows:
Europe (1 spot at StarSeries)
July 16-29 - group stage
July 30-31 - relegation matches
August 1-5 - playoffs
North America (1 spot at StarSeries)
July 16-22 - group stage
July 23-28 - playoffs