Movistar Riders and Aristocracy invited to United Masters League Phase 1; CR4ZY and Heroic to Phase 2
The second season of United Masters League, which will be played online with $150,000 in prizes, will feature three different phases. The first one will be a four-week GSL qualifier with $15,000 on the line that will see eight teams split into two groups every week, with two teams going to the next stage and the other six playing the following week with two new challengers to take over the qualified teams' spots.
The two first teams invited to Phase 1 are Movistar Riders from Spain and Aristocracy from Poland, who will compete to be two of the eight teams that will make it on to Phase 2, where Heroic and CR4ZY will be waiting.
Phase 2 will be a 16-team Swiss group stage that will have eight invited teams joining the top eight from Phase 1, with all matches being best-of-three and played out over five weeks ahead of the final stage, the playoffs, where the winner will take the $50,000 lion's share of the prize pool.
CR4ZY are invited as the reigning champions, although rumors currently put two of their star players, Nemanja "nexa" Isaković and Nemanja "huNter-" Kovač, in the orbit of G2. The other Phase 2 team invited will be Heroic, who recently brought Johannes "b0RUP" Borup and Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer into their lineup.
The invites for United Masters League Season 2 Phase 1 are:
The team list for Phase 2 is currently: