COVERAGE: SL i-League StarSeries

The LAN-final of 2016's first Dota 2 grand tournament,  SL i-League StarSeries, begins on 13 January. Twelve teams from all over the world will meet in Minsk, Belarus, in pursuance of a champion's title and a share in $300,000 prize pool. Ukraine Natus Vincere won the right to participate in the competition and will do its best to demonstrate the results of their training to 18 000 viewers in Minsk Arena.
The Born to Win will encounter powerful enemies in their group. Take a look at the preview of all our opponents.


  • January 13, 10:40 — 22:00 (CET); Group Matches
  • January 14, 11:40 — 22:00 (CET); Group Matches
  • January 15, 08:00 — 13:00 (CET); Quarter-finals
  • January 16, 08:00 — 13:00 (CET); Semi-finals
  • January 17, 11:00 — 14:00 (CET); Final


  • 12 teams are divided into two groups of six, each playing the other once
  • all group stage matches are bo1
  • first place goes directly to semi-finals
  • second and third teams play each other in the quarter-finals
  • all play-off matches are bo3, final is bo5
  • single elimination play-offs


Total prize money

  • $ 300 000.

Prize distribution

top 1 place — $ 120 000

top 2 place — $ 60 000

top 3top 4 place — $ 30 000

5-6 place — $ 15 000

7-12 place — $ 5 000


Starladder English Stream 1

Starladder English Stream 2


schedule of NATUS VINCERE
Time (CET) Match Match Page

January 13

0-1 Ukraine Natus Vincere VS United States Evil Geniuses Match
0-1 Ukraine Natus Vincere VS Malaysia Fnatic Match
1-0 Ukraine Natus Vincere VS Sweden Alliance Match

January 14

0-1 Ukraine Natus Vincere VS China LGD Gaming Match
1-0 Ukraine Natus Vincere VS Russian Federation Team Spirit Match




1China LGD Gaming
0United States Evil Geniuses
WinSweden Alliance
0Russian Federation Vega Squadron
2United States Evil Geniuses
2United States Evil Geniuses
0International Team Liquid
2Sweden Alliance
2Sweden Alliance
2Sweden Alliance
1International Team Secret





# Teams Score Points
1. China LGD Gaming 4–1 12
2. Sweden Alliance 3–2 9
3. United States Evil Geniuses 3–2 9
4. Malaysia Fnatic 2–3 6
5. Ukraine Natus Vincere 2-3 6
6. Russian Federation Team Spirit 1–4 3


# Teams Score Points
1. International Team Liquid 4–1 12
2. Russian Federation Vega Squadron 3-2 9
3. International Team Secret 3-2 9
4. Russian Federation 2–3 6
5. China Wings Gaming 2–3 6
6. United States compLexity Gaming 1–4 3



COMplete schedule of matches
Time (CET) Match 1 Match 2

January 13

10:40 Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:1] United States Evil Geniuses China LGD Gaming [1:0] Malaysia Fnatic
12:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:1] Malaysia Fnatic China LGD Gaming [1:0] Russian Federation Team Spirit
13:20 International Team Secret [1:0] Russian Federation Russian Federation Team Spirit [0:1] United States Evil Geniuses
14:40 Ukraine Natus Vincere [1:0] Sweden Alliance United States Evil Geniuses [0:1] China LGD Gaming
16:00 Malaysia Fnatic [0:1] Sweden Alliance Russian Federation Vega Squadron [0:1] China Wings Gaming
17:20 Russian Federation Team Spirit [1:0] Sweden Alliance International Team Liquid [1:0] United States compLexity Gaming
18:40 China Wings Gaming [0:1] Russian Federation International Team Liquid [1:0] International Team Secret
20:00 Russian Federation [1:0] United States compLexity Gaming Russian Federation Vega Squadron [1:0] International Team Secret
21:20 United States compLexity Gaming [1:0] China Wings Gaming Russian Federation Vega Squadron [0:1] International Team Liquid

January 14

9:20 Ukraine Natus Vincere [0:1] China LGD Gaming Malaysia Fnatic [1:0] Russian Federation Team Spirit
10:40 Sweden Alliance [1:0] China LGD Gaming Malaysia Fnatic [0:1] United States Evil Geniuses
12:00 Sweden Alliance [1:0] United States Evil Geniuses Russian Federation Team Spirit [0:1] Ukraine Natus Vincere
13:20 China Wings Gaming [1:0] International Team Liquid Russian Federation Vega Squadron [1:0] United States compLexity Gaming
14:40 Russian Federation [0:1] International Team Liquid United States compLexity Gaming [0:1] International Team Secret
16:00 Russian Federation [0:1] Russian Federation Vega Squadron International Team Secret [1:0] China Wings Gaming

January 15

8:00 United States Evil Geniuses [2:0]  Russian Federation Vega Squadron
14:00 International Team Secret [1:2] Sweden Alliance

January 16

8:00 United States Evil Geniuses [2:1] China LGD Gaming
14:00 Sweden Alliance [2:0] International Team Liquid

January 17

11:00 United States Evil Geniuses [0:2]  Sweden Alliance




Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblast) and Minsk raion (district). In 2013, it had a population of 2,002,600.



The Minsk-Arena Complex is unique in its complexity and functionality not only in Belarus but also in Europe. It includes a multi-sports and entertainment arena for 15,000 spectators a skating stadium for up to 3,000 spectators and a velodrome at 2,000 spectators.




Ukraine Natus Vincere


Russian Federation Team Spirit


International Team Liquid


Sweden Alliance

Ukraine Danil "Dendi" Ishutin

Ukraine Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov 
Russian Federation Dmitry "Ditya-Ra" Minenkov 
Russian Federation Dmitry "Ax.Mo" Morozov
Russian Federation Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev
ru  Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnariov
ua Arthur "Goblak" Kostenko
ru Vasiliy "AfterLife" Shishkin
ua Andrey "Alwayswannafly" Bondarenko
ua Bogdan "Iceberg" Vasilenko

Germany Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi

Germany Adrian "FATA" Trinks
fi Jesse "JerAx" Vainikka
fi Lasse "Matumbaman" Urpalainen
Bulgaria Ivan "MinD_ContRoL" Borislavov
se Jonathan "Loda" Berg
se Joakim "Akke"  Akterhall
se Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg
Sweden Gustav “s4” Magnusson
Sweden Jerry "EGM" Lundkvist

United States Evil Geniuses


China LGD Gaming


International Team Secret


Russian Federation Vega Squadron

United States Peter “Peterpandam” Dager
United States Clinton “Fear” Loomis
United States Saahil “Universe” Arora
Pakistan Syed “SumaiL” Sumail Hassan
Canada Artour “Arteezy” Babaev

Macao Fat-Meng “ddc” Leong

China Lei “Dai-MMY” Zeng Rong 
China Jia “Sylar” Jun Liu
China Yao “Maybe” Lu
China Fan “rOtk” Bai
Denmark Rasmus "MiSeRy" Filipsen
Canada Jacky "EternalEnvy" Mao
Sweden Johan «pieliedie» Åström
Estonia Clement “Puppey” Ivanov
Romania Omar «w33» Aliwi
ru Alexey "Solo" Berezin
ua Andrey "Mag~" Chipenko
ua Vladimir "Noone" Minenko
ru Pavel "9pashaebashu" Hvastunov
ua Semen "CemaTheSlayeR" Kryvulia

Russian Federation


Malaysia Fnatic


United States compLexity Gaming


China Wings Gaming

Russian Federation Sergey "God" Braginir

Belarus Artem "Fng" Barshak
Ukraine Alexander "DkPhobos" Kucheria
Ukraine Ilia "Lil" Illuk
Russian Federation Ayrat "Silent" Gaziev

Malaysia Wai "net" Pern
Malaysia Zheng "Miduan" Yeik Nai
Philippines Djardel "chrissy-Dj" Mampusti
Malaysia Yee “Mushi” Fung Chai
Malaysia Chong “Ohaiyo” Xin Khoo

United States Kyle "swindlemelonzz" Friedman

United States Zachary "ZfreeK" Friedman

Sweden Rasmus "Chessie" Blomdin

Sweden Linus "Limmp" Blomdin

Sweden Simon "Handsken" Haag


China Li "iceice" Peng

China Zhang "Innocence" Yiping

China Zhang "bian" Ruida

China Zhou "bLink" Yang

China Chu "Shadow" Zeyu




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