Star Series: the start of XII season
Starladder announces the beginning of the twelfth season of Star Series. The teams of all over the world will fight for the prize pool (the beginning sum is 80 000$). As it was before, the battles will be held in Europe, China, America and South-East Asia. The best teams of each region will receive the invites for participation in LAN-final.
As concerns the novelties, the organizers have completely changed the system of the championship. Instead of conducting one group stage (with 16 teams in one group fighting against each other), there will be 4 groups now. The meetings will be held in bo3 format, which will make games even more exciting and the results fairer. Only 2 teams of each group will get to the second stage, so the participants will have to do their best in the very beginning.
Blind lot put Natus Vincere in one group along with Basically Unknown, Team Empire and GOOMBA Gaming. The matches will be held 14-15 March, so you'd better plan your schedule accordingly on those days, so that you don't miss the matches of your favorite team. Find the exact time of the matches in the table below.
During the whole month fans can watch the highest level matches, which are brought to them by the most popular studios in the world:
Natus Vincere matches:
|Time (CET)||Match||Match Page|
|OVER||Natus Vincere [0:2] Team Empire||Watch|
|OVER||Natus Vincere [1:2] Basically Unknown||Watch|
|OVER||Natus Vincere [2:1] GOOMBA Gaming||Watch|
The format of the group stage:
- 16 teams are divided into 4 groups (4 teams in each group).
- The matches in the groups are played in bo3 format.
- The team that takes fourth place in the group leaves Star Series.
- The team that takes third place in the group stays in Star Series in the next season.
The team that take first and second places in the group continue the battle in the second stage.
Prize pool (as of March 25) :
1 place - $50,661 (45%)
2 place - $22,512 (20%)
3 place - $15,758 (14%)
4 place - $9,005 (8%)
5-6 places - $4,502 each (4%)
7-8 places - $2,814 each (2,5%)
List of participants:
Natus Vincere: DkPhobos, Dendi, Goblak, XBOCT, Vanskor
Team Secret: Arteezy, s4, Zai, Puppey, KuroKy
Ninjas in Pyjamas: Era, jonassomfan, Handsken, Sealkid, Limmp
Alliance: Loda, Akke, Pajkatt, Niqua, standin.7ckngMad
Cloud9: EternaLEnVy, FATA-, bOne7, BigDaddy, MiSeRy
Moscow Five: zxc, Slander, sQreen, Bignum, Chomy
Team Empire: Silent, Resolut1on, ALOHADANCE, ALWAYSWANNAFLY, yoky
HellRaisers: Artes, Afoninje, Gorec, goddam, Dread
Power Rangers: Ditya Ra, chshrct, j4, SoNNeikO, TBA
Basically Unknown: MinD_ContRoL, Slavi, Nikobaby, Zain007, staysmall
ASUS.Polar: IllidanSTR, Lil, fng, TBA, TBA
London Conspiracy: Keyser Soze, Madara, ReaLaxXx, SKANKS224, SsaSpartan
Duza Gaming: Limb0, Kapron, Unnstable, Legion, MIBTHEBEST
Vega Squadron: No[o]ne, TpoH, 9pashaebashu, CemaTheSlayeR, ArsZeeqq
GOOMBA Gaming: rmN, Ede, Chill, Exist, Gasha
ScaryFaceZ: QwisTa, State21, ArtStyle, Ecnart, Sh4dowehhh