Starladder Season IX day one coverage

For many this Thursday morning will begin with study or work, but this day will be remembered for the beginning of the grandiose season 9 StarLadder finals. It’s called grandiose for a reason, because for the first time of all seasons, the CyberArena in Kiev brought not only Europe’s best Dota 2 teams, but also added Asia and the USA to the list. All the teams will play for 4 awesome days for a total prize pool of more than 210 000$.


As result of yesterday’s draw, Natus Vincere are in group B, along with iG, EG and RoX.KIS, and in group A we have Empire, Alliance, DK and MVP. This immediately brought up the question “What group is the hardest for teams”, but the community couldn’t decide. Because everyone understands, that in such events it doesn’t matter who is your opponent in the group, if you want to become a champion – you have to be the strongest in the whole tournament.




Group stage:


Group A
# Team G W L P
1 image Empire 2 1 1 3
2 image DK 2 2 0 6
3 image The Alliance 2 1 1 3
4 image MVP Pheonix 2 0 2 0
image Empire [1:0] image MVP
image DK [1:0] image The Alliance
image Empire [0:1] image DK
image The Alliance [1:0] image MVP Pheonix


Group B
# Team G W L P
1 image Invictus Gaming 2 1 1 3
2 image EG 2 2 0 6
3 image Natus Vincere 2 1 1 3
4 image RoX.KIS 2 0 2 0

image Natus Vincere [0:1] image EG
image Invictus Gaming [1:0] image RoX.KIS

image Natus Vincere [1:0] image Invictus Gaming
image RoX.KIS [0:1] image EG





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Призовой фонд:

1st place - $77 500

2nd place - $34 400

3rd place - $24 100

4th place- $13 700

5th-6th places- $6 800

7th-8th places - $4 300



image Natus Vincere: XBOCT, Dendi, Puppey, Kuroky, Funn1k

image Empire: Vanskor, Fly, Mag, Resolution, Silent

image EG: EternaLEnVy, Arteezy, Universe, zai, ppd

image DK: Burning, Mushi, iceiceice, LaNm, X!!

image Invictus Gaming: YYF, Ferrari_430, Luo, ChuaN, Faith

image MVP: SunBhie, Andrew, Danny, jaH, Tralf

image The Alliance: s4, EGM, Akke, Loda, AdmiralBulldog

image RoX.KIS: Goblak, Bzz, Yol, Sedoy, Solo

AuthorXeozor Date17 April 2014, 09:38 Views15805 Comments2
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