The SLTV StarSeries organisers have unveiled the participants' list for the fifth season of the league.
As it happened in the previous season, the tournament will kick off with a round robin mode in which every team will play against each other once.
After this initial phase, which will run from February 12th to March 21st, the top four sides will automatically progress to the LAN finals, which will be held at Kiev's CyberSports ARENA from April 4th to 7th.
The prize purse remains at $15,000, but the participants' list is now much more attractive, as Ninjas in Pyjamas and VeryGames will be in action after missing last season.
Defending champions ESC Gaming will also be fighting for the first prize of $6,000, just like last season's losing finalist, Virtus.pro, and third-placed side Imaginary Gaming.
The biggest surprise on the list is perhaps the addition of Sam "RattlesnK" Gawn's Overrated Individuals, a team who were officially created just days ago with a view to participating in RaidCall EMS One.
SLTV StarSeries V participants' list:
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||ESC Gaming|
|Russian Roulette||Imaginary Gaming|
The prize distribution is the following: