Playoff invites for StarSeries i-League S8 EU qualifier revealed
StarLadder has revealed the names of the teams who have been invited to compete in the playoffs of the European closed qualifier for StarSeries i-League Season 8.
Heroic, BIG, Syman and Tricked have all been handed direct entry into the first round of the single-elimination bracket, joining four sides coming from the GSL group stage, three of whom have already been determined.
The quarter-final stage will be headlined by a mouth-watering showdown between the two strongest German teams, BIG and Sprout, with just five places separating the two sides in the rankings. Tricked, one of the hottest teams at the moment and the highest-ranked side in the qualifier, will take on Polish side Aristocracy, while Heroic will lock horns with Nemiga, who upset GamerLegion in Group A's decider match.
The winner of the qualifier will claim a spot at the StarSeries i-League Season 8 event, which will be held in Belek, Turkey, from October 21-27, with $500,000 on offer. 5POWER and Invictus, the top two teams of the Asia qualifier, have secured the first spots at the Turkish event.
Below you can find the match-ups for the quarter-finals: